Minors in the single Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) course

A minor is an optional part of your engineering single degree (except for the biomedical engineering specialisation). It comprises four units studied over two years and is listed on your transcript.

BE(Hons) single degree students (except biomedical engineering) can take:

  1. A non-engineering minor from Arts, BusEco, IT or Science


  2. An engineering minor in a discipline distinct from your engineering specialisation.

Non-engineering minor

A non-engineering minor takes the place of your free electives if you have them to complete in Year 1 and 2. This is only possible if you are not required to complete any foundation unit and therefore you have four free electives available. You must complete the prescribed units in the non-engineering minor. They are generally level 1 and 2 units, although there may be units at level 3 required in the minor.

You cannot undertake a non-engineering minor if you have to complete at least one engineering foundation unit.

Arts, humanities and social sciencesBusiness Information technologyScience
BioethicsAccountingComputer networks and securityApplied mathematics

Applied mathematics (extended major)
Chinese studiesBehavioural commerceComputer science* Astrophysics
Communications and media studiesManagement studiesCybersecurityBiochemistry
Indonesian studiesSustainabilityGames developmentChemistry
Japanese studies Interactive mediaComputational science
Korean studies IT for businessDevelopmental biology
  Mobile apps development** Earth science
  Software developmentImmunology
  Software engineering*** Mathematical statistics
  Web developmentMathematics
   Molecular biology

* The computer science minor is not available to students in the software engineering specialisation due to overlap with core software engineering units.

** Engineering students cannot count ENG1003 towards the Mobile apps development minor as this is a core level one unit for engineering.

*** The software engineering minor is not available to students in the software engineering specialisation due to overlap with core software engineering units.

Engineering minor

An engineering minor is completed in levels 3 and 4 and takes the place of your specialisation technical electives. Available minors are outlined online. There are some limits on the combination of specialisation and minor that you can take. You can select an engineering minor in WES in the Area of Study section (the same area for your specialisation but only after you have completed 72 credit points). You cannot take an engineering minor if you are enrolled in the master’s accelerated program and you plan to accelerate the master’s degree.

Artificial intelligence in engineering
Civil engineering
Computational engineering
Environmental engineering
Micro and nano technologies
Mining engineering
Renewable energy engineering
Smart manufacturing
Sustainable engineering

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