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: CHEM1011&1021 or CHEM1031&1041 or CHEM1811&1821 or MATS1101&CEIC1001.
- 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.
Having chosen the courses for this semester, you are ready to log in to myUNSW and complete your enrolment.
|Course Code||Course title||Semester||Prerequisite||Streams including as core subject||Recommended||Excluded|
|BABS1201||Molecules, Cells and Genes||Summer, 1|
|BIOM1010||Engineering in Medicine Biology||2||All biomedical engineering dual combinations|
|BIOS1301||Ecology, Sustainability and Environmental Science||1||
|CEIC1000||Sustainable Product Engineering and Design||2||Chemical Engineering, Industrial Chemistry|
|CHEM1811||Engineering Chemistry 1A||1||Chemical Engineering||CHEM1011, CHEM1031, CHEM1051, MATS1101, CEIC1001|
|CHEM1821||Engineering Chemistry 1B||2||Chemical Engineering||CEIC1001, CHEM1021, CHEM1041, CHEM1061, MATS1101|
|CHEM1011||Chemistry A||1, 2||Environmental Engineering||CHEM1031, CHEM1051|
|CHEM1031||Higher Chemistry A||1||CHEM1011, CHEM1051|
|CHEM1021||Chemistry B||Summer, 2||CHEM1011 or CHEM1031||CHEM1041, CHEM1061|
|CHEM1041||Higher Chemistry B||2||
CHEM1011 (credit or above) or CHEM1031
|COMP1521||Computer Systems Fundamentals||2||COMP1511||Bioinformatics, Software||Electrical, Telecommunications||COMP1531|
|COMP1531||Software Engineering Fundamentals||2||COMP1511||Bioinformatics, Software||COMP1521|
|CVEN1300||Engineering Mechanics for Civil Engineers||Summer, 1, 2||
MATH1131/1141 and PHYS1121/1131
|Civil Engineering, Mining Engineering||Environmental Engineering, Surveying||MINE1300|
|CVEN1701||Environmental Principles and Systems||2||Environmental Engineering|
|ENGG1200||Undergraduate Special Projects||1, 2||On approval. Contact Engineering Student Centre.|
|ENGG1400||Engineering Infrastructure Systems||2||Civil Engineering, Geospatial Engineering|
|ELEC1111||Electrical and Telecommunications Engineering||Summer, 1, 2||All EET and MME streams (except Mechatronic Engineering)||Electrical Engineering, Photovoltaics and Solar Energy, Renewable Energy, Telecommunications||ELEC1112|
|GEOS1111||Fundamentals of Geology||2||Mining Engineering||GENS7602, GENS7604|
|GEOS3321||Fundamentals of Petroleum Geology||2||Petroleum Engineering|
|GMAT1110||Surveying and GIS||2||Geospatial Engineering, Surveying|
|MATH1081||Discrete Mathematics||1, 2||Bioinformatics Engineering, Software Engineering||MATH1090|
|MATS1101||Engineering Materials and Chemistry||1, 2||Civil Engineering, Mining Engineering|
|MINE1010||Mineral Resources Engineering||1 (F to F), 2 (online/distance)||Mining Engineering|
|MMAN1300||Engineering Mechanics||1, 2||MATH1131/1141 and PHYS1121/1131||All MME streams||CVEN1300, MINE1300|
|PHYS1231||Higher Physics 1B||Summer, 2||
PHYS1121 (credit or above) or PHYS1131 or PHYS1141 and MATH1231/1241
|Alternative physics course for Computer Engineering, all SPREE and all MME streams (except Naval Architecture)||PHYS1221, PHYS1241|
|PTRL1001||Introduction to Petroleum Engineering and Geology||2||Petroleum Engineering||Petroleum Engineering|
|SOLA1070||Sustainable Energy||2||Photovoltaics and Solar Energy, Renewable Energy|