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Students may seek to undertake a five-year full-time dual degree program leading to the award of the degrees of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) (BE (Hons) BSc). 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, from the Faculty of Engineering, or from the School of Computer Science and Engineering for the Science component.

With this dual degree program, students take the 168 units of credit core of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) 3707 and the 96 units of credit core of the Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) program 3778. Because of the overlap of 24 units of credit of Science courses in both core, the total units of credit required for completion is 240 UOC, rather than 264 UOC (please see Academic Rules below for more details).


Study Level


Typical duration

5 Years

Intake Period

Term 1, Term 3

Academic Calendar

3+ Calendar

Minimum Units of Credit



Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - BE (Hons)

Bachelor of Science - BSc

UAC Code




Stand Alone Programs

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Double Degree Structure

Students must complete 240 UOC.

  1. 168 UOC plus at least 60 days of approved Industrial Training experience
  2. At least 48 UOC Disciplinary Knowledge and Enquiry-based Courses
  3. 30-42UOC Introductory Knowledge core courses
  4. At least 12 UOC of elective courses
  5. The balance of stream to consist of Foundation Disciplinary Knowledge Courses
  6. 96 UOC Computer Sciences courses


For the Eng (Hons)/BSc (Comp Sc) dual award program 3785, the following rules apply:

  1. BINFAH and COMPBH and SENGAH are not allowed in this dual
  2. Students MUST take COMP1511 as their first year Engineering computing course
  3. COMP1521 is counted towards the BE as a first year elective
  4. COMP4920 is waived in the BSc in favour of the management or ethics course in the BE
  5. Students instead take 12 UOC General Education in place of COMP1521 and COMP4920

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Industrial Experience Requirement

3707 - Engineering (Honours)

Students must each complete at least 60 days approved industrial training concurrent with enrolment in the program.

Excluded Majors

3778 - Computer Science

Students enrolled in the dual award Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Science in Computer Science are not permitted to declare a Bioinformatics Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Software Engineering major in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).

General Education

3778 - Computer Science

Students completing the dual award Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Science in Computer Science complete 12 UOC of General Education courses in place of 12 UOC free electives from the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.

Program Fees

At UNSW fees are generally charged at course level and therefore dependent upon individual enrolment and other factors such as student's residency status. For generic information on fees and additional expenses of UNSW programs, click on one of the following:

Additional Information


This Engineering component of this dual degree has the same accreditation status as the Bachelor of Engineering (Hons). For details please see Program 3707

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