Specialisation selection

2018 End of Year Dates

Monday 1 October 2018
12.00pm – Online system opens for specialisation preferences

Submit your preferences in the specialisation selection online form

Friday 26 October 2018
Final day for preference submission

Tuesday 4 December 2018
After 3.00pm:

  • Allocations available in system (check the online form)
  • Specialisation enrolment for semester 2 available via WES

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

Info TechLawScience
Aerospacen/a n/a n/a
Chemicaln/a n/a
Civiln/a n/a
Environmentaln/a n/a n/a n/a
Materialsn/a n/a
Mechanicaln/a n/a
Mechatronicsn/a n/a n/a n/a
Softwaren/a n/a

*The Resources engineering specialisation in the streams of Geological, Mining, Oil & Gas or Renewable Energy  is not offered in double degrees and can only be completed within the single degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).

Students enrolled into the accelerated Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Master of Advanced Engineering pathway choose from: Aerospace, Chemical, Civil, ECSE, Materials, Mechanical or Mechatronics.

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 specialisation selection code ENG2001 (12cp) for semester 2 in second year.

Mid-year entry students undertake specialisation 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 Specialisation Selection code ENG2000 (24cp) for semester 2.

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

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

Aerospace engineering

Chemical engineering

Civil engineering

Electrical and computer systems engineering

Environmental engineering

Materials engineering

Mechanical engineering

Mechatronics engineering

Resources engineering

Streams available within Resources engineering:

Software engineering

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

Attend the Engineering Information Fair:

The Engineering Information Fair will be held during semester break on Thursday 27 September, 2018. Gather information and speak to department representatives to learn more about each specialisation.

Other resources:

Speak to department representatives and draw on your knowledge of the first year engineering units you have studied.

Printed materials may be available:

  • Aerospace engineering: room G01, 17 College Walk (Building 31)
  • Chemical engineering: room 226, 16 Alliance Lane (Building 35)
  • Civil engineering: room 106, 23 College Walk (Building 60)
  • Electrical and computer systems engineering: room 102, 14 Alliance Lane (Building 72)
  • Environmental engineering: room 106, 23 College Walk (Building 60)
  • Materials engineering: room 106, 22 Alliance Lane (Building 69)
  • Mechanical engineering: room G01, 17 College Walk (Building 31)
  • Mechatronics engineering: room G01, 17 College Walk (Building 31)
  • Resources engineering: room 106, 23 College Walk (Building 60)
  • Software engineering: room G11, 14 Alliance Lane (building 72)

Further information may also be available from professional associations such as:

Entry requirements for engineering specialisations

Some specialisation 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 specialisation until completion of relevant first year engineering 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 specialisation selection process

Towards the end of the relevant semester students are sent an email from the faculty providing information on how to submit specialisation preferences online. Students should list two specialisations of engineering in order of preference by 22 June 2018 for mid-year and 26 October 2018  for end-of-year specialisation selection.

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

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

When can I find my specialisation allocation?

Your specialisation allocation will be listed in the specialisation selection online form after 3:00pm on 10 July 2018 for mid-year and 3 December 2018 for end-of-year specialisation selection.

Enrolling in your specialisation

You are required to enrol into your units via WES once you have been allocated into your level 2 specialisation.

Mid-year enrolment: Tuesday 10 July 2018 (after 3:00pm) into  Semester 2, 2018 units

End-of-year enrolment: Wednesday 5 December 2018 up until 11.59pm enrol into your Semester 1 & 2, 2019 units for your specialisation

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 on Wednesday 5 December 2018.

Mid-year students should remove ENG2000 or ENG2001 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. Refer to your course handbook entry and course map for unit details.