Combined Bachelor’s of
Engineering (Honours) and Arts
In this combined degree, also known as a double degree, you'll study an extended major from Engineering (Honours), and a major from Arts. You'll graduate with both a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts in just five* years.
- Course code
- CRICOS code
- TISC code
- February and July
- 5* years
- Minimum ATAR or equivalent
- 88 ATAR
- Mathematics Methods ATAR, and at least one of the following three subjects: Mathematics Specialist ATAR, Chemistry ATAR or Physics ATAR.
- Related study areas
Why study this course?
In just five* years, you can graduate as a professionally accredited engineer^ with your Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts. Along with gaining in-demand engineering skills, cultivate your passion for subjects such as indigenous knowledge, history and heritage, communication and media studies, political science and international relations, work and employment relations, Japanese studies, and more.
A UWA Bachelor of Arts is one of Western Australia’s most flexible and diverse degrees and will complement your Engineering qualification by broadening your understanding of societal factors that influence engineering decision making and by further enhancing your critical thinking and communication skills, setting you apart from the competition and preparing you for a future-proofed career.
What will I learn?
An Arts degree will complement your Engineering qualification by further developing your strong reasoning ability, problem-solving, critical and creative-thinking skills as well as gaining the communication skills you'll need to stand out in a global workforce.
You can combine one of the following extended majors from a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours):
- Automation and Robotics Engineering
- Biomedical Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Mining Engineering
- Software Engineering
With one of the following majors:
- Asian Studies
- Chinese Studies
- Classics and Ancient History
- Communication and Media Studies
- English and Literary Studies
- Fine Arts
- French Studies
- Gender Studies
- History of Art
- Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage
- Indonesian Studies
- Italian Studies
- Japanese Studies
- Korean Studies
- Law and Society
- Music: Electronic Music and Sound Design
- Music General Studies
- Music Studies
- Political Science and International Relations
- Spanish Studies
- Work and Employment Relations
You can also include minors and elective units in your degree. Learn more about what makes up your degree with Our Courses Explained.
*A major in Chemical Engineering will take 5.5 years to complete
^The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) has provisional accreditation from Engineers Australia. Full accreditation to be applied and backdated once the first cohort has graduated.
Careers and employability
Students graduating with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts are well placed for the job market. Their in-demand skills in Engineering along with their career-ready transferable communication and critical thinking skills will open pathways to become engineers and consultants in a large variety of places such as global organisations, private firms or government departments and agencies.
- Business Development Manager
- Project Manager
- Technology Journalist
Fees and scholarships
Domestic Students - Full Fee Paying (FFP) & Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP)
The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points (courses may teach up to 72 points in a year).
For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator and select your course type to find out more.
Student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For a fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”. Annual fees are subject to annual indexation.
- Course credit points
- Average annual fee - 2023
- Typical fee range - 2023
- $4,124 - $15,142
Domestic students who are eligible for a Commonwealth-supported place can use the HECS-HELP loan scheme to pay their tuition fees.
Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.
To be considered for this course you need to:
- achieve a minimum ATAR of 88 or equivalent
- demonstrate English language competence
- satisfying any prerequisites for your preferred majors (refer to individual major descriptions for prerequisite details)
We offer a number of other pathways for you to gain entry into our undergraduate degrees if you do not meet the standard admission requirements. Find out the admissions pathways for School Leavers and Non-School Leavers.