The future of engineering is changing. And so are we. You’ll benefit from a new flexible first year with hands-on experiences across all aspects of engineering, more study options for greater career opportunities, and direct contact with industry – your future employers – threaded throughout your degree.
You’ll develop technical skills through a core specialisation, which will form the basis of your career. Choose from either chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, mechatronic engineering or software engineering.
You’ll also have the option to complement your engineering specialisation with a major or minor in one of the new and emerging areas of engineering. Our broad range of majors allows you to further tailor your studies to match your career aspirations and deep dive into your interests.
Not sure what you want to study? No worries – our flexible first year allows you to try out introductory courses from our 6 core specialisations to see what you like best. Or, if you prefer, you can enrol directly in your chosen study area from day one.
You'll graduate with a respected honours qualification, with advanced knowledge and skills that will set you apart in a competitive job market, prove your leadership potential and provide a pathway to future research or learning.
Fire safety engineers implement novel engineering solutions across multiple disciplines and industries. Their work influences various aspects of the built environment, from the design of modern skyscrapers to the materials chosen to fabricate aeroplanes. UQ offers Australia’s only dedicated fire safety engineering program.
To study this major, you'll have to choose an engineering specialisation first. The fire safety engineering major is available in the following specialisations:
BE(Hons) Specialisation in Civil Engineering or
BE(Hons) Specialisation in Mechanical Engineering.
Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C); Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C); and one of Chemistry or Physics (Units 3 & 4, C).
Both Chemistry and Physics are recommended subjects. Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C) is also a recommended subject. Students studying Specialist Mathematics and both Physics and Chemistry will have increased flexibility in their studies.
If you need help meeting the entry requirements for your preferred program, the university offers a range of pathways to upgrade your qualifications and English language proficiency.
Choosing a pathway:
The best pathway for you will depend on your previous study and the entry requirements you need to meet.
To increase your entry score, you may be able to complete a:
To meet a subject prerequisite, you may be able to complete a:
To meet all minimum entry requirements, you may be able to complete a foundation program.
There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.
India: All India Senior School Certificate (CBSE) 77.5
China: Gaokao 75
Pakistan: Pakistan Inter-Higher Secondary School Certificate 65
The Institute of Continuing and TESOL Education (ICTE) offers English language courses that can help you meet UQ's English language requirements.
If you meet all the academic entry requirements for your preferred UQ program, but need help to meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for a package offer.
A package offer includes:
When you apply for your UQ program, indicate that you want to apply for a package offer. Don't apply directly to ICTE.
You still need to provide evidence of your current English language ability (e.g. IELTS or another recognised test). We will assess your skills and place you in the best English course for your level.
Depending on your current English level you will be offered a place in one of the following English language pathways:
You need to meet the academic requirements for entry to the UQ program and be within the specified range of English language proficiency for that program. Minimum entry is IELTS 5.0 or recognised equivalent for most programs, with some programs requiring a higher level.
General English (GE): IELTS 4.0 to IELTS 4.5
English for Academic Purposes (EAP) has three entry points – IELTS 5.0, 5.5 or 6.0.
Bridging English (BE): Minimum entry is IELTS 5.0 (or recognised equivalent) for most UQ programs, with some UQ programs requiring a higher level.
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