Design/Engineering pathway

This pathway provides you with a unique skillset in engineering and design thinking. These skills are applicable to a wide range of contexts such as the creation and improvement to buildings, transport, cities, machinery, processes, infrastructure and the environment.

How to study Engineering through the Bachelor of Design

As a Bachelor of Design student, you can choose one of four majors that will lead to a two-year Master of Engineering or Master of Engineering (with Business). You’ll then graduate as an engineer with professional accreditation.

Bachelor of Design major (3 years)

leads to

Master of Engineering (2 years*)

Civil Systems

Master of Engineering (Civil), or

Master of Engineering (Civil with Business)


Master of Engineering (Software)

Master of Engineering (Software with Business)

*leads to a 2.5 year Master of Engineering

Mechanical Systems

Master of Engineering (Mechanical), or

Master of Engineering (Mechanical with Aerospace), or

Master of Engineering (Mechanical with Business)

Spatial Systems

Master of Engineering (Spatial)

Current Bachelor of Design 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.

Book an appointment

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

Future students

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