Commerce/Engineering pathway

Kisal Weeratunge

The main benefit I found was that doing a Commerce undergraduate beforehand allowed me to really expand my options. Within engineering, whilst there are technical roles there are also managerial roles.

I chose to do structural engineering because with so many infrastructure projects currently happening in Melbourne, it’s something that does really excite me. To have the opportunity to directly be involved in that is something I was really looking forward to.

Kisal Weeratunge
Bachelor of Commerce
Master of Engineering (Structural)

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This pathway is ideal if you’re looking to combine business skills like management, finance or accounting with technical knowledge in engineering to lead into a broad range of career options in engineering, business or consultancy.

How to study Engineering through the Bachelor of Commerce

As a Bachelor of Commerce student, you’ll need to successfully complete four prerequisite subjects in order to meet the entry requirements for the three-year Master of Engineering. These subjects are:

  • MAST10006 – Calculus 2, 12.5 points*
  • MAST10007 – Linear Algebra, 12.5 points*
  • 2 x first year level 1 science (relevant to your chosen engineering stream e.g. Electrical, Mechanical etc), 12.5 points each

*For Software and Spatial, any two level-1 maths subjects are accepted – for example, Calculus 1 and Calculus 2.

Option 1: Graduate Degree Package (GDP)

3 + 3 years = 6 year pathway

Enrol in the Commerce/Engineering GDP and use your breadth to fulfil the four engineering pre-requisites and continue to the Master of Engineering or Master of Engineering (with Business).

Bachelor of Commerce students commencing from 2019 onwards who are recipients of a Melbourne Chancellor's Scholarship and students with a Commerce/Engineering GDP will be allowed to complete four specific Level 1 breadth subjects to meet the pathway requirements. You will need to submit an Enrolment Variation form to enrol in the fourth breadth subject.

Option 2: Standard BCom/MEng pathway

3 + 3 years = 6 year pathway

Enrol in the Bachelor of Commerce and use your breadth to fulfil the first three engineering pre-requisites.

As students cannot complete four first-year subjects as breadth, you will need to take one as an additional subject via single subject study (Community Access Program). This will be free of charge if you achieve a course weighted average of 65% and have completed the other three prerequisite subjects.

This arrangement applies to Bachelor of Commerce students who commenced their course from 2017 onwards. The tuition fees will be covered by Melbourne School of Engineering for one attempt of the subject only.

You will need to apply for the Master of Engineering or Master of Engineering (with Business) in your final semester of study.

Calculus 1

Bachelor of Commerce students who also need to take Calculus 1 before Calculus 2 and Linear Algebra will need to complete an additional subject via single subject study (Community Access Program). You can book an appointment with the course planning team at Stop 1 to discuss your options.

Contact Jacqui Hoare (j.hoare@unimelb.edu.au) at the Melbourne School of Engineering to discuss entry requirements, required prerequisites, and how to apply for the additional subject funded by the Melbourne School of Engineering.

Information for current students

Graduate study appointments

If you have questions about graduate study in engineering or IT, or would like to find out more about which subjects to take in your undergraduate degree, you can book an appointment with our staff.

Our admissions staff offer consultation appointments during semester to discuss your future study options in the Master of Engineering, as well as in the Master of Information Systems and Master of Information Technology.

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Pre-ENG Club

The Pre-ENG Club is a community of future engineers studying an undergraduate degree at the University of Melbourne. The Club is a great way for you to meet other students on the same pathway as you, and helps you explore the different areas of engineering and IT as you find your best fit.

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Information for future students

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