2017 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Bachelor of Commerce | 2017

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Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Bachelor of Commerce



UOW Course Code:




Total Credit Points:



5 - 5.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences

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Delivery Mode:


Delivery Campus / UAC Code:

Wollongong / 751601

Additional Information:

Course Finder


This double degree encompasses the strengths of a major from the Faculty of Business with the various disciplines of engineering. Double degrees aim to broaden a student's knowledge and skill base and improve career options in competitive, increasingly interactive fields. The programs are designed to enhance a student's educational, academic and professional qualifications whilst minimising the costs of their studies. More information regarding double degree course requirements can be found in UOW's Policy Guidelines. Students must seek advice and approval from both Faculties before enrolment.

Entry Requirements

Academic requirements and English requirements are available from the Course Finder.

 Course Learning Outcomes

A number of the course learning outcomes in each of these degrees complement and consolidate outcomes in the partner degree. Applied across two discipline areas, the outcomes are achieved at a broader and more comprehensive level.

The outcomes, which are common and consolidated in this joint degree, ensure that on successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate sound disciplinary knowledge.
  2. Exercise critical judgement in a professional environment.
  3. Communicate effectively to a range of audiences through a range of mediums.
  4. Use relevant technology for professional purposes.
  5. Work productively and effectively as part of a team.

Please refer to the Undergraduate Course Handbook page of each individual degree for a comprehensive list of degree course learning outcomes.

Course Structure

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Bachelor of Commerce must complete a total of 264 credit points made up of:  

  1. At least 174 credit points of Engineering subjects, consisting of:  
    1. Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Core Subjects;
    2. Subjects leading to at least one of the majors* from the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours);
    3. at least 12 weeks of approved professional engineering experience during the course**;
  2. At least 90 credit points of Commerce subjects, consisting of:  
    1. Core subjects 
    2. Subject leading to at least one of the majors* from the Bachelor of Commerce.
  3. No more than 60 credit points shall be for 100-level subjects.

*depending on the major chosen, students may require the completion of additional credit points.

**Part-time students completing a major in Civil, Environmental, Materials, Mechanical, Mechatronic or Mining Engineering, and in an approved full-time engineering employment may be exempted from up to three specified subjects. 

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce who satisfy entry requirements may be eligible to apply for the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours). See program coordinator for more information.

 Where the chosen Business major specifies the completion of COMM121, students are required to substitute this subject for MATH283. Additionally, where OPS 113* is included, students are required to substitute this subject for ENGG100 Engineering Computing and Analysis. 

*Note that the chosen major may require the completion of a further Business elective subject to meet minimum credit requirements. See program coordinator for more information

Credit Arrangements

Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.

Professional Recognition/Accreditation

UOW's engineering programs are accredited by Engineers Australia and relevant world engineering bodies through the Washington Accord. This ensures recognition by equivalent professional engineering bodies in the USA, UK, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, Ireland, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and other countries.

UOW is a member of the Group of Eight (Go8) Deans of Engineering and Associates, in recognition of its being among the top Australian engineering faculties. This achievement is a direct result of our world class reputation in teaching and research.

Other Information

Further information is available at:
UOW Course Finder
Email: eis@uow.edu.au
Email: Academic Program Director

Last reviewed: 17 October, 2016