Commerce/Engineering pathway

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.

Kisal – Bachelor of Commerce, Master of Engineering (Structural)

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.

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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).

Students on a GDP will be allowed to complete all four subjects as breadth.

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.

Apply for the Master of Engineering or Master of Engineering (with Business).

Current Bachelor of Commerce 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 Univeristy 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.

Join the Pre-ENG Club for free

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