Flexible First Year

(Honours)
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Haotian Li

Engineering is an opportunity to apply my interest in physics and mathematics to solve real life problems. I’m so glad to be doing that at the best engineering institute in Australia.

Haotian Li

What's it all about?

■ A key part of UNSW’s commitment to help students grow into their career, the Flexible First Year degree is for those who know they want to be an engineer, but have yet to work out which direction to take. It allows you to explore a number of areas before deciding upon your final specialisation.

What does it include?

■ The first year of engineering study has a core of common subjects, plus a wide choice of electives. It allows you to study a number of areas that appeal to you without making a formal commitment to a specific engineering degree. Flexible First Year students need to enrol in five core subjects. You are then encouraged to select electives from the options listed, focusing on those required in the degree you are considering for future years. Upon completion of the Flexible First Year degree, you can transfer into the engineering degree of your choice.

Where will you work?

■ As long as you choose your first year electives carefully, you should complete your degree in the same time as those who chose that path from year one. You will also graduate fully qualified and with the exact same knowledge in your area of choice. From your second year you can specialise in a particular field of engineering, which opens up a huge range of career options.

Double degrees

■  Double degrees are a great way of graduating with a wider breadth of knowledge, better preparing you for your future career. For more information, visit our double degrees page to find one that suits your interests.

Sample Program Outlines*

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
ENGG1000 Engineering Design and Innovation
MATH1131 Maths 1A
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A
CHEM1811 Engineering Chemistry 1A

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
PHYS1121 Physics 1A
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A
MATH1231 Maths 1B
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B
CHEM1821

Semester 3

Course code Course name Notes
General Education Electrical & Telecommunications Engineering
ENGG1811 Engineering Mechanics

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
COMP1511 Introduction to Programming
COMP1911 Computing 1A
ENGG1000 Engineering Design and Innovation
MATH1131 Maths 1A
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B
MATH1231 Maths 1B
PHYS1121 Physics 1A
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A
General Education

Semester 3

Course code Course name Notes
ELEC1111 Electrical & Telecommunications Engineering
ENGG1300 Engineering Mechanics

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
COMP1511 Introduction to Programming
COMP1911 Computing 1A
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A
MATH1131 Maths 1A
ENGG1000 Engineering Design and Innovation

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B
MATH1231 Maths 1B
PHYS1121 Physics 1A
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A
COMP1521 Computer Systems Fundamentals

Semester 3

Course code Course name Notes
ELEC1111 Electrical & Telecommunications Engineering
PHYS1231 Higher Physics 1B

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
ENGG1811 Computing for Engineers
ENGG1000 Engineering Design and Innovation
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A
MATH1131 Maths 1A

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MINE1010 Mineral resources Engineering
GMAT1110 Surveying and Geospatial Engineering
MATH1231 Maths 1B
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B
PHYS1121 Physics 1A
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A

Semester 3

Course code Course name Notes
MATS1101 Engineering Materials and Chemistry
ENGG1300 Engineering Mechanics

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
COMP1911 Computing 1A
ENGG1811 Computing for Engineers
ENGG1000 Engineering Design and Innovation
MATH1131 Maths 1A
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MATH1231 Maths 1B
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B
PHYS1121 Physics 1A
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A
General Education

Semester 3

Course code Course name Notes
MATS1101 Engineering Materials and Chemistry
PHYS1221 Physics 1B
PHYS1231 Higher Physics 1B

* The programs outlined above are intended as a guide only and are not an exhaustive list of the possible degree combinations or program structures. The Faculty of Engineering reserves the right to change any information herein without prior notice. Students should seek approval from their relevant Schools before using these guides.