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.   

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Quick details

Course code
TISC code
February and July
5* years
Minimum ATAR or equivalent
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. 

Course structure

You can combine one of the following extended majors from a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours):

With one of the following majors:

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. 

Potential jobs

  • Engineer
  • Business Development Manager
  • Diplomat
  • Project Manager
  • Politician
  • 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 - 2024

Typical fee range - 2024
$4,445 - $16,323

Domestic students who are eligible for a Commonwealth-supported place can use the HECS-HELP loan scheme to pay their tuition fees.


International Students - onshore

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course credit points
Total course fee - 2024



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.

Admission requirements

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.

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