First year engineering electives list

Some electives are required later in the program. Also, for each of the specialised programs, some Year 1 elective courses are recommended, that is, they are suggested Year 1 electives, but any other electives may be chosen in Year 1 without affecting progress in the program.

  • Not all Year 1 elective courses must be taken in the first year. Some courses may have pre-requisites, co-requisites or exclusions, please check carefully.
  • The Chemistry courses are sequenced: CHEM1811&1821 or CHEM1011&1021 or CHEM1031&1041.
  • Students can only count one of either COMP1521 or COMP1531 as a first year elective.
  • For more details about individual programs, see the relevant entry in the Online Handbook.
  • All courses are 6 units of credit (UOC)

Please feel welcome to speak to an advisor if you want help clarifying your choice of courses.

If you are enrolling into 2nd year and later, please contact your school office if you require assistance with your enrolment.

Click on the course to view the current handbook description, click on the [ T ] to view the current timetable.

Course Code Timetable Course title Streams including as core subject Recommended
BABS1201 [ T ] Molecules, Cells and Genes Bioinformatics Engineering  
BIOM1010 [ T ] Engineering in Medicine and Biology   All Biomedical Engineering dual combinations
BIOS1301 [ T ] Ecology, Sustainability and Environmental Science Environmental Engineering  
CEIC1000 [ T ] Sustainable Product Engineering and Design   Chemical Engineering, Industrial Chemistry
CHEM1011 [ T ] Chemistry 1A: Atoms, Molecules and Energy Environmental Engineering  
CHEM1021 [ T ] Chemistry 1B: Elements, Compounds and Life    
CHEM1031 [ T ] Higher Chemistry 1A: Atoms, Molecules and Energy    
CHEM1041 [ T ] Higher Chemistry 1B: Elements, Compounds and Life    
CHEM1811 [ T ] Engineering Chemistry 1A Chemical Engineering, Chemical Product Engineering  Preferred initial Chemistry course for Engineering students.
Alternate Chemistry course for Environmental Engineering.
CHEM1821 [ T ] Engineering Chemistry 1B Chemical Engineering, Chemical Product Engineering  Preferred second Chemistry course for Engineering students.
COMP1521 [ T ] Computer Systems Fundamentals All CSE and EET streams Electrical, Telecommunications
COMP1531 [ T ] Software Engineering Fundamentals All CSE streams  
CVEN1701 [ T ] Environmental Principles and Systems   Environmental Engineering
ELEC1111 [ T ] Electrical and Telecommunications Engineering All EET and MME streams, Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering, Photovoltaics and Solar Energy, Renewable Energy, Telecommunications
ENGG1100 [ T ] Grand Challenges for Engineering    
ENGG1200 [ T ] Undergraduate Special Projects    
ENGG1300 [ T ] Engineering Mechanics Civil Engineering, Mining Engineering, MME streams  
ENGG1400 [ T ] Engineering Infrastructure Systems   Civil Engineering, Geospatial Engineering
GEOS1111 [ T ] Fundamentals of Geology   Mining Engineering, Petroleum Engineering
GMAT1110 [ T ] Surveying and Geospatial Engineering Geospatial Engineering, Surveying Civil Engineering
MATH1081 [ T ] Discrete Mathematics Bioinformatics Engineering, Software Engineering  
MATS1101 [ T ] Engineering Materials and Chemistry Petroleum Engineering Civil Engineering, Mining Engineering, Photovoltaics and Solar Energy, Renewable Energy Engineering
MATS1110 [ T ] Introduction to Materials for Engineering Applications    Mechanical Engineering
MINE1010 [ T ] Mineral Resources Engineering   Mining Engineering
PHYS1231 [ T ] Higher Physics 1B All EET streams Alternative physics course for Computer Engineering, all SPREE and all MME streams (except Naval Architecture)
PSYC1001 [ T ] Psychology 1A    
SOLA1070 [ T ] Sustainable Energy   Photovoltaics and Solar Energy, Renewable Energy Engineering