La Trobe University

Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Industrial)


Start dates
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
Fees and costs
Please check out our Fee calculator for an estimation of course fees.

Become the engineer of the future.

La Trobe’s Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Industrial) is a course for inquisitive people who want to find creative and sustainable solutions to technical problems. Developed in response to industry needs, you’ll graduate ready to embrace the fourth industrial revolution of advanced automation, artificial intelligence, digitalisation and data analytics across the fields of aerospace, electronics, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, agriculture and more.

Study subjects and electives including

  • engineering design and problem solving
  • renewable energy design
  • mathematics
  • programming
  • electrical and electronic engineering
  • robotic system design
  • and engineering innovation.

Gain the technical, design and commercial skills to build a long-term engineering career in the face of rapid industry change.

La Trobe offers the only industrial engineering course in Victoria. You’ll get the skills and knowledge to become an adaptable, multi-skilled professional.

More reasons to study industrial engineering at La Trobe:

  • You may receive work placements with industry partners such as:
    • Telstra
    • Chemtronics
    • Hydrix
    • AusJet
    • Bionics Institute
    • Mondelez International
    • Fortiss
    • Cablex
    • at the BMW plant in Germany, and more.
  • A six-month work placement supported by a $10,000 scholarship is guaranteed for students on the Bendigo campus and available on a competitive basis at the Melbourne campus.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 8.

Entry requirements


VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics. NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Special consideration

A study score of 25 in Maths: Specialist Mathematics equals 4 aggregate points. A study score of 20 in any LOTE, Physics or Systems Engineering equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.

Advanced standing - credit for prior study

Advanced Standing is the recognition of previous study or learning that can be counted towards a qualification. This can reduce the number of subjects required to complete your course. The amount of credit received depends on the level and relevance of your previous tertiary study and the number of subjects completed.

Visit our Advanced standing information to see if advanced standing is available for this course.


If you wish to delay your studies until a later time, it may be possible for you to defer. Find out if you can defer.

Career outcomes

From smartphones to aeroplanes, industrial engineers have helped create many of the things we use on a daily basis. As a graduate, you’ll be prepared to find work across a range of industries in roles such as:

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Industrial) has provisional accreditation from Engineers Australia (EA). Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Fees and scholarships

Course fees

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Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

Apply now to start in Semester 2, 2018. How to apply for an undergraduate degree To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe: - ask us a question - chat online - visit our FAQ page - connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram - call us on 1300 135 045.

Additional information

Course may require attendance outside university semesters.

See Student Handbook for more details

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses.