University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of International Studies

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00099F

This combined degree, offered jointly by UTS: Engineering and UTS: International Studies, links the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) with the study of a language and culture other than English. This combined degree offers a shortened version of the Bachelor of Arts International Studies together with a shortened version of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours). Students who choose this course have less opportunity to elect specialist areas of study. On completion, students receive separate testamurs for each degree.


The program comprises a total of 246 credit points, made up of 150 credit points relating to engineering and 96 credit points relating to international studies. The Bachelor of Arts in International Studies requires students to study a region or country major over a minimum of three years. The Bachelor of Arts in International Studies is not offered as a separate degree, but is completed only in combination with the professional degree program. The engineering component is made up of subjects selected from the engineering core, the engineering fields of practice (majors) and professional engineering practice program. The international studies component is made up of subjects in language and culture, foundations in international studies, and contemporary society, and study undertaken in the country of the student's chosen international studies major.


  • Argentina
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Latino USA
  • Mexico
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Civil and environmental engineering
  • Data engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Environmental engineering
  • ICT engineering
  • Innovation engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Mechanical and mechatronic engineering
  • Mechatronic engineering
  • Software engineering

Standard entry requirements

  • Australian Year 12 qualification, AQF Diploma, or equivalent qualification at the required level. Admission to the degree is on merit according to the admissions policy for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours). Students are admitted to the international studies program with no guarantee of entry to a specific major, although every effort is made to meet students' preferences. The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0
  • Or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21
  • Or AE5: Pass
  • Or PTE: 58-64
  • Or CAE: 176-184. Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place. Assumed knowledge Mathematics Extension 1
  • Physics
  • And English Standard. English Advanced is recommended. There are no prior language requirements for the international studies program.


The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) is professionally accredited by Engineers Australia. Under the Washington Accord the degree is internationally recognised by the following countries: Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong China, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the United States.

Study pathways

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) may be awarded with first or second class honours, which does not require an additional honours year. Transfer between UTS courses It is not possible to complete either degree at an intermediate point. However, a student unable for any reason to continue with international studies could transfer to the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
City International: $251,034 No
  • Full-time : 5.5 years

Further information

Students graduating without the Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice are required to obtain the equivalent of at least 12 weeks exposure to professional engineering work experience, preferably outside the university environment.

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