Engineering is a career where you can make a real difference to the world. With a worldwide shortage of engineers, and a demand for new engineers who can tackle emerging environmental and technological challenges, qualified engineers have excellent career prospects and command high salaries. 

Engineering in the Bachelor of Commerce

To study engineering after the Bachelor of Commerce, you will complete your Commerce degree with engineering foundation subjects as breadth, followed by a three-year Master of Engineering.

If you completed VCE Specialist Maths (or equivalent):

Bachelor of Commerce students who have completed VCE Specialist Maths with a score of ≥ 29 will be required to meet the three-year Master of Engineering entry requirements by taking:

  • Calculus 2
  • Linear Algebra
  • plus 2 science subjects, which are dependent upon the discipline of engineering

If you did NOT complete VCE Specialist Maths (or equivalent):

Bachelor of Commerce students will be required to meet the three-year Master of Engineering entry requirements by taking:

  • Calculus 1
  • Calculus 2
  • Linear Algebra
  • plus 2 science subjects, which are dependent upon the discipline of engineering

Applicants intending to undertake a Masters in Engineering after their Bachelor of Commerce in Electrical or Mechanical Systems are recommended to complete VCE Physics or equivalent.

Commerce students can undertake 6 breadth subjects. However, due to accreditation requirements for students completing Accounting and Actuarial majors and due to the restriction on the number of first year subjects that can be taken as breadth in the Bachelor of Commerce, 1- 2 engineering foundation subjects will need to be taken via the Community Access Program (CAP).