Need help planning your studies?

This page provides information and academic advising resources for students enrolled in engineering programs managed by the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering.

The following links provide specific information about engineering programs managed by the School, including program rules and program mud-maps (a graphical view of your program rules) to help you plan your enrolment, further resources to help plan your studies and information on booking an academic advising appointment if you are still in need of assistance.

Commencing students

One of your first priorities when commencing the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) is to choose your first courses.

We encourage you to access the information and recommended first year enrolment plans as specified on the First year Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) website.

If you already know the specialisation you want to do, you can focus your courses from your first year. A listing of our specialisations are below and specific information including program rules and recommended study plans are available to help plan your studies.

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Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineering is concerned with electrical and electronic devices and systems. 

This major prepares students to design cutting edge products for applications in communication systems, electronics, computer and digital hardware, automatic control systems and power systems. 

It involves practical hands-on experience with high technology equipment.

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) students who commenced enrolment from 2021
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) students who commenced enrolment from 2015–2020

These resources include changes to the plan rules taking effect from 2017. Explanation of these changes are provided here.

Bachelor of Engineering students who commenced enrolment between 2012–2015
Bachelor of Engineering students who commenced enrolment prior to 2011
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Electrical and Biomedical Engineering - Dual Major

Biomedical engineering bridges the gap between technology, medicine and biology. 

Through this dual major students study a broad range of foundation courses in engineering, mathematics, biology and physics followed by more advanced courses and laboratory training.

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) students who commenced enrolment from 2021
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) students who commenced enrolment from 2017–2020

There were significant changes to the BE (Electrical and Biomedical) plan rules in 2017. These are detailed here.

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) students who commenced enrolment from 2015–2016

These resources include changes to general engineering plan rules taking effect from 2017. An explanation of these changes is provided here. Students enrolled prior to 2017 should also view details about more general changes to course offerings detailed here.

Bachelor of Engineering students who commenced enrolment between 2012–2015
Bachelor of Engineering students who commenced enrolment prior to 2011
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Electrical and Computer Engineering - Dual Major

Electrical and computer engineering is concerned with the design and management of computer-based systems including embedded systems and conventional computers. 

This dual major prepares students to work in innovative environments, designing cutting-edge products for information and communication industries.

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) students who commenced enrolment from 2021
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) students who commenced enrolment from 2015–2020

These resources include changes to the plan rules taking effect from 2017. An explanation of these changes is provided here.

Bachelor of Engineering students who commenced enrolment between 2012–2015
Bachelor of Engineering students who commenced enrolment prior to 2011
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Mechatronic Engineering

Mechatronic engineering integrates precision mechanical engineering with electronics, computer systems and advanced controls. Graduates will acquire the knowledge and skills to design and build advanced products such as robots and machine tools, scientific instrumentation and automatic suspension and braking systems which can apply to a variety of industry sectors including mining, aerospace and defence.

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) students who commenced enrolment from 2021
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) students who commenced enrolment from 2015–2020
Bachelor of Engineering students who commenced enrolment between 2012–2015
Bachelor of Engineering students who commenced enrolment prior to 2011
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Software Engineering

Software engineering deals with the challenges associated with the development, operation and maintenance of large-scale, high-quality software.

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) students who commenced enrolment from 2021
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) students who commenced enrolment from 2018–2020
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) students who commenced enrolment between 2015–2017

These resources include changes to the plan rules taking effect from 2017. An explanation of these changes is provided here.

Bachelor of Engineering students who commenced enrolment between 2012–2015
Bachelor of Engineering students who commenced enrolment prior to 2011
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Resources to help plan your studies

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Make an academic advising appointment

If you can't find the answer to your question here, we have Academic Advisors available to help.

To make an appointment follow these steps:

  1. Review your recommended study plan for your program and access Program Planner to plan your program. You will need to bring this along to your appointment. If you are seeking advice on course selection, you should also provide a copy of your studies report.
  2. Email the School Office to book your academic advising appointment. Refer to the table below to identify the academic advisor who best suits the nature of your enquiry. Please include the following information when requesting your appointment:
    • Student ID:
    • Program of study:
    • Year of study:
    • Contact telephone number:
    • Share your plan link (from Program Planner):
    • Questions for the advisor:

Advising times effective Semester 2, 2022

ProgramAdvisorLocationAvailable
BE - 1st Year (All Majors)Emeritus Professor Caroline Crosthwaitevia Zoom or Conference CallEmail: Yr1eng@uq.edu.au for appointment
BE & BE/ME (Electrical)

Dr Shakes Chandra

Via Zoom

Dr Shakes Chandra: Wednesday 12:00 - 2:00pm

Contact studentenquiries@itee.uq.edu.au for appointment

BE & BE/ME (Electrical & Biomedical)Dr Alejandro Melendez-CalderonVia Zoom

Thursday 2:00 - 3:00pm

Contact studentenquiries@itee.uq.edu.au for appointment

BE & BE/ME (Electrical & Computer)Dr Chamith WijenayakeVia Zoom

Monday 3:00 - 4:00pm

Contact studentenquiries@itee.uq.edu.au for appointment

BE & BE/ME (Mechatronic)

Dr Pauline Pounds (ITEE)
 

Dr Tyson Phillips (SOMME)

Via Zoom
 

Via email

Dr Pauline Pounds: Wednesday 3:00 - 5:00pm Contact studentenquiries@itee.uq.edu.au for appointment

Contact t.phillips1@uq.edu.au directly for availability

BE & BE/ME (Software)Dr Naipeng DongVia Zoom

Thursday 2:00 - 4:00pm
Contact studentenquiries@itee.uq.edu.au for appointment

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