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 CodeTimetableCourse titleStreams including as core subjectRecommended
BABS1201[ T ]Molecules, Cells and Genes  
BIOM1010[ T ]Engineering in Medicine Biology All biomedical engineering dual combinations
BIOS1301[ T ]Ecology, Sustainability and Environmental ScienceEnvironmental Engineering 
CEIC1000[ T ]Sustainable Product Engineering and Design Chemical Engineering, Industrial Chemistry
CHEM1811[ T ]Engineering Chemistry 1AChemical Engineering Preferred initial Chemistry course for Engineering students.
CHEM1821[ T ]Engineering Chemistry 1BChemical Engineering Preferred second Chemistry course for Engineering students.
CHEM1011[ T ]Chemistry AEnvironmental Engineering 
CHEM1031[ T ]Higher Chemistry A  
CHEM1021[ T ]Chemistry B  
CHEM1041[ T ]Higher Chemistry B  
COMP1521[ T ]Computer Systems FundamentalsBioinformatics, SoftwareElectrical, Telecommunications
COMP1531[ T ]Software Engineering FundamentalsBioinformatics, Software 
CVEN1701[ T ]Environmental Principles and Systems Environmental Engineering
ENGG1100[ T ]Grand Challenges for Engineering  
ENGG1200[ T ]Undergraduate Special Projects  
ENGG1300[ T ]Engineering MechanicsCivil Engineering, Mining Engineering, MME streams 
ENGG1400[ T ]Engineering Infrastructure Systems Civil Engineering, Geospatial Engineering
ELEC1111[ T ]Electrical and Telecommunications EngineeringAll EET and MME streams (except Mechatronic Engineering)Electrical Engineering, Photovoltaics and Solar Energy, Renewable Energy, Telecommunications
GEOS1111[ T ]Fundamentals of Geology Mining Engineering
GMAT1110[ T ]Surveying and GISGeospatial Engineering, SurveyingCivil Engineering
MATH1081[ T ]Discrete MathematicsBioinformatics Engineering, Software Engineering 
MATS1101[ T ]Engineering Materials and Chemistry Civil Engineering, Mining Engineering
MINE1010[ T ]Mineral Resources Engineering Mining Engineering
PHYS1231[ T ]Higher Physics 1B Alternative physics course for Computer Engineering, all SPREE and all MME streams (except Naval Architecture)
PSYC1001[ T ]Psychology 1A  
PTRL1001[ T ]Introduction to Petroleum Engineering and GeologyPetroleum EngineeringPetroleum Engineering
SOLA1070[ T ]Sustainable Energy Photovoltaics and Solar Energy, Renewable Energy