Engineering / Arts - 3704

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Program Summary

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering


Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Typical Duration: 5.5 Years  

Typical UOC Per Semester: 24

Min UOC Per Semester: 6

Max UOC Per Semester: 27

Min UOC For Award: 264

International Entry Requirements: See International Entry Requirements


Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Engineering

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Program Description


Program 3763

The Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offer a dual degree program which qualifies students for two degrees after the equivalent of five and a half years of successful full-time study leading to the award of the degrees Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Arts (BE BA).

The Faculty of Engineering administers the program, and delegates administration to the School which offers the Engineering discipline selected. Students should seek advice from the relevant School Office in the first instance, or from the Faculty of Engineering. All programs must be approved by both the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Program Objectives and Graduate Attributes

For Bachelor of Engineering please see Rules

For the Bachelor of Arts, please see program objectives and learning outcomes as listed in program3403

Program Structure

With this dual degree program, students must successfully complete courses that total at least 264 units of credit,168 UOC from the Faculty of Engineering and 96 UOC from the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences. However, the total of 264 units of credit may be reduced to 240 units of credit (5 years) if Mathematics is taken as the minor stream in the BA component. Please see Academic Rules listed below for full details.

The BE BA dual degree is offered in the following Engineering disciplines:

General Education Requirements

Not applicable


Bachelor of Engineering
Honours in the BE component will be awarded for meritorious performance over the degree program with special attention paid to a candidate's performance in the final year courses and thesis project, please see link to Honours Policy Rules

Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences

High achieving Bachelor of Arts students (in Single or Dual mode) who have successfully completed all program requirements may apply for admission to honours in the Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences (Honours) program 4504. A minimum WAM of 70 is required for entry into Honours.

Please see link to Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences (Honours) Program 4504

Academic Rules

Requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering in dual degree mode with the Bachelor of Arts

To obtain the Bachelor of Engineering and the Bachelor of Arts a student must successfully complete courses that total at least 264 units of credit and include courses making up at least 168 units of credit described in the degree requirements for the BE specialisation for which the student is enrolled except for the 12 units of credit General Education requirement and 12 units of credit of elective. Students must also complete 60 days of Industrial Training.

Academic rules relating to the Bachelor of Engineering in dual degree mode are as follows:
  1. Students may not count more than 60 units of credit of level 1 courses in this 168 units of credit;
  2. Students may only commence Level 2 courses once 30 units of credit of Level 1 courses have been successfully completed;
  3. Students may only commence level 3 courses once 72 units of credit have been successfully completed.
Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in dual degree mode

The basic requirements are 96 UOC as follows:
  1. A home major major stream (54 UOC)
  2. At least a minor stream (36 UOC)
  3. A prescribed Faculty Elective (6UOC)
Details of majors and minors available, and the Prescribed Faculty Elective, can be found on the 3403 Bachelor of Arts Program Page

Academic Rules can be found on the Bachelor of Arts Program page 3403

Award with Distinction

High achieving students who secure a WAM of 75 across their program and who have completed at at least 48uoc of their program at UNSW are eligible for the award of their Pass Degree "with Distinction".


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