Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Industrial)

Choose Industrial Engineering at La Trobe

Study a future-focused degree, designed to ensure you become the new type of engineer that industry demands – adaptable, creative and prepared for emerging areas and roles in technologically intensive industries. As an industrial engineer graduate, you’ll work to improve business practices and systems utilising the latest in advanced technologies.

In a degree unique to La Trobe University, you’ll learn the fundamentals of robotic, electrical and electronic engineering, combined with the essential skills in product design, problem solving, renewable energy along with business and engineering innovation.

You’ll develop expertise in engineering technology, design, business and enterprise skills to be on the front foot of industry evolutions.

  • You can apply to do six months of work-integrated learning – you'll expand your technical skills, develop first-hand understanding of a business environment and build your industry connections.
  • This degree has been developed in response to industry needs.
  • This course has been designed to meet the professional standards of Engineers Australia and the Washington Accord.
  • You could find yourself gaining valuable experience at one of our industry such as:
    • BMW (Germany)
    • Fortiss (Germany)
    • Telstra
    • Bionics Institute
    • Mondelēz International
    • Melbourne Water.

Work-integrated learning is guaranteed for students on the Bendigo Campus. Limited places are available on the Melbourne Campus. You can study this course through our Regional Reward.

Career opportunities with a Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Industrial)

As a graduate, you’ll be ready to take on dynamic roles across a variety of tasks and responsibilities such as:

  • managing projects
  • coordinating technical specialists
  • designing sustainable solutions to deliver products on time.

You could find yourself working in such industries as:

  • aerospace and defence
  • automotive
  • machinery/manufacturing
  • metals mining
  • oil and gas
  • pharmaceuticals and biotechnology.


Students from Australia and New Zealand

2017 indicative: AUD$9,050 per 120 credit points (based on typical first year fees with a deferred HECS-HELP loan). Find out more.

International students

2017 indicative: AUD$29,260 annual tuition fee based on 120 credit points. Get more information on fees and how to pay.

International living expenses

Other than tuition fees, you should consider living and accommodation costs when planning your budget.

Course structure

Subject options

Year 1

Semester 1

Semester 2


Programming for Engineers & Scientists

Computer Aided Design


Number Systems and Linear Algebra

Calculus and Differential Equations


Principles of Physics A

Introduction to Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Engineering Design and Problem Solving

Mechanics of Solids

Year 2

Semester 1

Semester 2


Vector Calculus

Systems Modelling


Ideas to Innovation

Sustainability and Renewable Energy Design


Engineering Materials

Business Side of Engineering


Fluid Mechanics

Engineering Probability and Statistics

Once you've chosen your subjects, you can see your provisional timetable.

For information regarding course accreditation, registration or memberships, please refer to the course details.

Work Integrated Learning

The Work Integrated Learning placement program offers $10,000 scholarships in the fourth year of the Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) and Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours). This scholarship will support you throughout a six-month work placement.

During your placement you’ll get real-world engineering experience, expand your technical skills, develop first-hand understanding of a business environment and build your industry contacts.

Placements in the Work Integrated Learning program are limited, and dependent on industry partners. To be eligible to apply for a Work Integrated Learning placements, you must have an above average Weight Average Mark (WAM) as appropriately set by the Department of Engineering.

To be awarded a Work Integrated Learning placement and associated scholarship, you must:

  • provide a CV, cover letter and any other requested documentation such as academic transcript presented to a professional standard
  • complete a first round interview with La Trobe staff
  • be short-listed selected for one or more Work Integrated Learning places, based on your first round interview performance
  • interview for the relevant Work Integrated Learning position/s with the industry partner/s
  • be selected as the successful candidate by industry partner for a Work Integrated Learning position, based on the industry interview, CV and cover letter.

The industry partner makes the final decision to determine who will be awarded a Work Integrated Learning placement with their organisation. Scholarships are usually funded by the industry partner in conjunction with each Work Integrated Learning placement.

Work-integrated learning is guaranteed for students on the Bendigo Campus. Limited places are available on the Melbourne Campus.

You might also be eligible for other scholarships from La Trobe, external scholarships or financial support from La Trobe.

Inside look

"At Keech Australia, we design and manufacture high integrity steel castings for national and international companies across many sectors - from mining, excavation, and construction, to agriculture, rail transport and defence. We need engineers with multidisciplinary skills and the adaptability to work across a broad range of industries.

Keech Australia has a long tradition of innovation, and it is great to see La Trobe take an innovative approach to engineering education with the new Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)."

Dr. Herbert G.J Hermens, Chief Executive Officer, Keech Australia

How to apply


Find out how to apply direct to La Trobe.


Find out about how to apply as an international student.


There are a number of pathway options such as La Trobe Melbourne and Foundation Studies that are designed to give you the best chance of getting into your ideal course.

Check out some of our many other pathway options available.

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