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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Flexible Entry

Can't decide? Explore engineering with a flexible first year.

SATAC code: 324861
Duration: 1 year full-time (or part-time equivalent) before transfer
Location: North Terrace campus

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For up-to-date program information, please visit Degree Finder.

  • Program Overview

    Designed specifically for students who want to be an engineer but aren't sure what type of engineering degree to study, the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Flexible Entry introduces and explores a variety of engineering disciplines in a flexible first year of study.

    Students undertake six common foundation courses, and choose two electives in an engineering stream of interest, before deciding on and transferring into an engineering degree of choice at the end of the academic year.

    This is not an award from which students can graduate, but rather an entry point into engineering at the University of Adelaide. Students must transfer into a named Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) single, double or combined degree at the completion of the academic year.

  • Program Structure

    This 24-unit program comprises 18 units of common foundation courses and six units of stream electives in an engineering discipline of interest.

    Streams are available in the engineering disciplines of mechanical, electrical, civil, mining, architectural, chemical, petroleum, pharmaceutical and software engineering. Students select their stream electives according to their preferred discipline of specialisation.

    Students who successfully complete the 24 units of study are guaranteed a place in the engineering degree of their choice.

    In most cases, with the appropriate choice of stream electives, students will gain full credit for the degree into which they transfer*. However, the amount of credit will depend on the electives chosen in the first year and the engineering degree into which the student will be transferring. Credit for studies completed will be maximised if students transfer into a named degree matching the stream electives completed. Students will receive advice on which electives to choose to maximise credit in each of the disciplines.

    Unique to this program is an exclusive foundation course - Introduction to Engineering - introducing students to the broad range of engineering disciplines as well as the social context and cultural issues associated with the practise of engineering.

    * Exceptions apply to the architectural, chemical, petroleum, pharmaceutical and software streams. Students in these streams will be transferred into their chosen degree, but will receive less than 24 units of credit towards their degree (with a minimum of 12 units of credit).

    Full details of the available credit will be made available to students prior to enrolment.

  • Assessment

    Assessment can include examinations, group work, project work, online assessment, peer assessment, attendance and participation.

  • Admission Information

    Adelaide Approved score (ATAR): 80
    Prerequisites: SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Studies, Physics, Specialist Mathematics
    Assumed knowledge: SACE Stage 2 Chemistry
    IB: Mathematics (HL grade 3) and Physics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3)
    Mid-year intake: No

    Detailed admission and fee information is available on Degree Finder.

  • Study Plan
    Indicative study plan
    Year 1Semester 1 Mathematics IA (3 units) Electrical and Electronic Engineering IA
    (3 units)
    Introduction to Engineering
    (3 units)
    Engineering Mechanics - Statics
    (3 units)
    Semester 2 Mathematics IB (3 units) Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics
    (3 units)
    Stream elective 1 (3 units) Stream elective 2
    (3 units)
  • Further Information

    Please direct enquiries to the Ask Adelaide
    Phone: +61 8 8313 5208 (toll free 1800 061 459)

    The annual Open Day and Information Night events provide an excellent opportunity to see our campus, meet with academics, and discuss your study options.

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Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
Level 1, Ingkarni Wardli



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