Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Science

Course summary for current students

Award granted Bachelor of Engineering / Bachelor of Science
Cloud CampusNo
Duration5.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code075865G
Deakin course codeD372

Note: offered to continuing students only.

Continuing student should contact their course advisor for further information.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Science course takes five and a half years to complete on a full-time basis or part time equivalent (unless trimesters are fully utilised by students).

You may combine one of the engineering major sequences - civil, electrical and electronics, mechanical or mechatronics and robotics engineering - with a Science stream, for example, Biology, Biological Chemistry, Chemistry, Mathematical Modelling and Zoology. Only the Mathematical Modelling major is available in Cloud (online) mode.

Career opportunities

The Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Science offers you the chance to broaden your career opportunities after graduation.  The opportunities available will depend on the major sequences you take within your course.  For information on career outcomes for this combined course see the entries for Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of  Engineering.

Fees and charges

This section is for:

  • all Commonwealth Supported Place students, or
  • domestic fee-paying undergraduate students, or
  • all domestic and International students who commenced in 2015 or before.

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. The cost of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search under the 'Unit based calculation'.

* The Commonwealth supported place (CSP) indicative annual course fee shown in the table below is provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking full-time study within the specified discipline. The actual fees charged by Deakin University, will depend on the individual unit discipline and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines.


  This section is for:

  • all International students who commenced in 2016 or after, or
  • all postgraduate domestic student who commenced in 2016 or after.

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:

Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*Domestic Fee PayingInternational Fee Paying
Not applicableNot applicableNot applicable

The rates shown are based on eight credit points (which equals one Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL). If your study load for the year is less than or more than eight credit points, your fees will be adjusted accordingly. The credit point and EFTSL value of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search. To calculate the fee for each unit, take the applicable course fee above, divide it by eight, then multiply it by the credit point of the unit you are studying.

Course rules

This combined course comprises a total of 44 credit points which must include the following:

Engineering component:

  • 30 credit points of core engineering units
  • One approved Engineering major:

- civil

- electrical and electronics

- mechanical

- mechatronics and robotics

  • Combined Engineering students are exempt from Engineering elective requirements.
  • See course entry for the Bachelor of Engineering (S367) for details of core units.

Science component:

  • 16 credit points of Science units including:

- 7 Bachelor of Science core units
- One 8 credit point major from the Bachelor of Science:

- Biology

- Biological Chemistry

- Chemistry

- Mathematical Modelling

- Zoology

  • 2 Engineering units course grouped for Science: SEP101 and SIT194
  • See course entry for the Bachelor of Science (S320) for further details.

Students must meet the minimum requirements for each award.