Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Griffith University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00233E

If you are inspired by great engineering achievements, this degree is for you. As part of your core first year, you will develop a strong foundation in basic science and engineering principles, practice and management. You will study over a range of engineering areas, to help you decide where your engineering passion lies. You will learn about current industry practices from passionate academics who are leaders in their fields. Our degree has a strong practical focus and from your first year provides you with the opportunity to develop work-ready skills as our teaching focuses on `learning by doing'. From your second year you will study your preferred major and focus more on your selected area of interest. We maintain strong links with industry ensuring our degrees are relevant and you benefit from leading guest lecturers and participation in real engineering projects. In your final year you will take these skills and work with our Industry partners here or overseas to undertake a trimester long project through our capstone Industry Affiliates Program. You'll graduate as a well-grounded, qualified professional with advanced engineering knowledge and be prepared to take advantage of a range of opportunities in Australia and overseas. Majors Civil Engineering (Gold Coast and Nathan) Electronic Engineering (Nathan) Electronic and Energy Engineering (Nathan) Electronic and <abbr title="Umanned Aerial Vehicles UAV</abbr> Engineering (Nathan from 2018) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Gold Coast) Environmental Engineering (Nathan) Mechanical Engineering (Gold Coast) (Nathan from 2019) Software Engineering (Nathan) Civil Engineering (Gold Coast and Nathan) Look around you - much of the physical infrastructure that makes up our modern society is made possible by Civil engineers. Civil engineers provide a major contribution to society by supporting the design and development of essential services, and by managing and improving the built environment. By studying civil engineering you will develop your knowledge in the planning, design and construction of buildings and infrastructure such as: roads, bridges and highways, rail networks, irrigation, drainage and flood mitigation systems, airports, water and wastewater treatment plants, port harbours and residential homes. If you want to get a career creating tomorrow's cities, then this is the degree for you. Electronic Engineering (Nathan) We are surrounded by technologically advanced electronic devices and gadgets that make our modern lifestyle possible. These are all developed by electronic engineers. In this major you will gain a foundation in electronics, as well as develop the hardware and software skills needed for the design, development and engineering of the electronic circuits used for many applications. You will learn about computer-based products and essential systems in our society. You will focus on the development, construction and design of electronic parts and systems - ranging from everyday items to applications for large corporations and industries. Choose to specialise in computing, communications and microelectronics by selecting from our range of minors. Electronic and Energy Engineering (Nathan) The energy sector is one of the fastest growing areas in engineering. Our future as an advanced society depends upon our ability to produce, store and use energy in a sustainable way. In this major, you will acquire the knowledge of an electronics engineer, while learning to develop high technology systems that generate, store, distribute and use power in a highly efficient way. This will make you highly employable in the fast-growing energy industry and in any other electronic engineering roles. Electronic and <abbr title="Umanned Aerial Vehicles UAV</abbr> Engineering (Nathan from 2018) As Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) are rapidly finding application in many areas, the need for both certified pilots and engineers to design and maintain the vehicles grows. The Electronic and UAV Engineering major offers UAV flight training and professional pilot license theory. The major will provide a pathway to being a highly qualified UAV pilot while giving the graduate full engineering qualifications. Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Gold Coast) Electrical engineers design and create devices and equipment that use electrical energy and underpin modern economies, contributing to our quality of life. Electrical engineers work with equipment ranging from heavy power generators to tiny computer chips. In this major, you will learn about the fundamentals of electrical engineering and gain knowledge and a range of practical skills. You will learn how to design, develop, adapt, install, test and maintain electrical components, circuits and systems used for computer systems, entertainment, transport and other industrial applications. If you are interested in working with your hands, technical equipment and making things happen, an electrical and electronic engineering career could be for you. Electrical and electronic engineers work with senior administrators, civil and mechanical engineers, computer scientists and various workers in the business, building and construction industries. In this discipline, you'll learn about the fundamentals of electrical and electronic engineering and gain knowledge and technical skills in areas such as communications, power machinery, and digital signal processing. You will develop a range of practical skills and be able to design, develop, adapt, install, test and maintain electronic components, circuits and systems used for computer systems, entertainment, transport and other industrial applications. Environmental Engineering (Nathan) The wants and needs of a rapidly expanding, global population means it has never been more important to shape our environmental future. Environmental engineering is your pathway to protecting the natural environment and its resources by ensuring that we minimise the adverse effect we may have on it. In this major you will develop an understanding of complex environmental problems and issues, and of the challenges facing environmental sustainability. You will learn to design creative engineering solutions and manage key projects associated with environmental protection in the area of air quality, water & wastewater, and waste management. If you want an environmental career that can change the world, this is the degree for you. Mechanical Engineering (Gold Coast) (Nathan from 2019) Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines including the design, analysis, manufacture and maintenance of mechanical systems. This major is built on a strong foundation of theory and reinforced by practical experience - all underpinned by our ethos of learning by doing. You will be involved in the development and use of new materials and technologies, as well as design and analysis using advanced software and computer systems. Software Engineering (Nathan) Software engineers design and implement the software systems our society depends on - from biotechnology to sports and submarines. In this major, gain a foundation in mathematics, computer systems, engineering principles and information systems. You will learn about software engineering theory and software development as well as program construction. Our teaching focuses on learning by doing so you will also complete project work developing software for real clients, ensuring our graduates gain practical skills in teamwork, project management and quality management. You will also learn about international standards and industry best practice techniques.


  • Conservatorium Ensemble Studies
  • Creative Engineering
  • Electric Circuits
  • Engineering Design Practice
  • Engineering Materials
  • Engineering Mathematics 1
  • Engineering Mathematics 2
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Engineering Programming
  • Engineering Science
  • IAP - Professional Practice
  • IAP - Thesis
  • Language and Communication for Sciences
  • Numerical and Computing Skills


Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website: Credit transfer Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past. These precedents will give you an idea of what you can expect. View credit precedents for this program

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Gold Coast Campus No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
Nathan Campus No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

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