Specialisation selection

Submit your preferences in the specialisation selection online form

At the end of first year, students enrolled in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and its double degrees with arts, biomedical science, commerce and law select one branch of engineering to specialise in. The following combinations apply for double degrees.

  Arts Biomedical Science Commerce Doubles Law Science
Aerospace n/a
Electrical and Computer Systems
Environmental n/a n/a
Mechatronics n/a n/a
Software n/a n/a

Students enrolled in the double degree with Science choose their specialisation at the end of semester 1 in second year. Normally students are enrolled into the mid-year branch selection code ENG2001 (12cp) for semester 2 in second year.

Mid-year entry students undertake branch selection at the end of the second semester of study and are notified about the process by email towards the end of semester one. Normally students are enrolled into the mid-year Branch Selection code ENG2000 (24cp) for semester 2.

Students enrolled at the Malaysia campus should refer to the School of Engineering for information relating to branch selection and enrolment into their engineering specialisation.

How do I find out about each of the branches of engineering?

You can also refer to the following online resources (if you haven't already):

Entry requirements for engineering specialisations

Some branches require students to meet specific academic criteria in order to be eligible to apply for entry e.g. you may be required to have achieved a pass grade or above in a particular unit.

Aerospace Engineering:
Students must achieve a minimum pass grade of 50 P in ENG1005.

Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering:
Students must achieve a minimum pass grade of 50 P in both ENG1005 and ENG1060.

Mechanical Engineering:
Students must achieve a minimum pass grade of 50 P in ENG1005.

Mechatronics Engineering:
Students must achieve a minimum pass grade of 50 P in ENG1005.

Students who have not completed all unit requirements in engineering at level 1 may not be allocated into their selected engineering specialisation until completion of relevant first year units e.g. single degree <36 credit points, double degree <30 credit points. In this case, students should  seek  course  advice  from  the  Faculty Office, ground floor, 14 Alliance Lane and undertake specialisation selection at the end of the next semester.

The branch selection process

Towards the end of the relevant semester students are sent an email from the faculty providing information on how to submit branch preferences online. Students should list two branches of engineering in order of preference by 3 June 2016 for mid-year and 28 October for end-of-year branch selection.

Your two branch preferences will be entered into a program. When results are published the program will make a branch allocation based on:

  • your preferences
  • your results
  • the academic criteria for the branch

When can I find out which branch I have been selected into

Your branch allocation will be listed in the specialisation selection online form after 3:00pm on 12 July 2016 for mid-year and 6 December 2016 for end-of-year branch selection.

Enrolling in your specialisation

You are required to enrol into your units for sem 1 & 2, 2017 once you have been allocated into your level 2 specialisation.

Mid-year enrolment: Tuesday 12 July 2016 (after 3:00pm)

End-of-year enrolment: Wednesday 7 December 2016

If you have passed all of your units you can enrol online in WES on this day only. You don't have to come to the faculty in person. However, if you have not passed 48 credit points at level one, you may need to attend the Faculty Office in person between 9 am and 4 pm for course advice.

Mid-year students should remove ENG2000 to allow enrolment into second year units in Semester 2.

Students enrolled in double degrees will enrol in units for both their engineering and partner faculty degree at this time.