The home of engineering, computer science, architecture and the built environment at the University of Newcastle, Australia.

Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Our Faculty brings together expertise in engineering, architecture, building, surveying, industrial design and computer science. Our degree programs focus on the development of innovative, resourceful and creative graduates - future leaders in industry, the profession and the community.

The Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment is one of the leading faculties of its kind in Australia. We have achieved outstanding results in the Australian Research Council ERA research excellence ratings, being the only university to achieve the highest possible rating of '5' in Civil Engineering across all three ERA assessments, and one of only two to achieve a 5 in Electrical and Electronic Engineering across all three ERA assessments, and a 5 in Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy.

School of Architecture and Built Environment

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The University of Newcastle's (UON) School of Architecture and Built Environment has ranked in the top 50 in the world, for the second consecutive year in the 2016 QS World University Rankings by Subject list.

The disciplines of Chemical Engineering, Civil and Structural Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Newcastle have all been ranked in the world's top 300.


Community outreach

The Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment organises a range of community outreach events and programs throughout the year. These events provide students and other community members an opportunity to engage with exciting technology through different activities and learn about the importance of engineering in our everyday lives.


Women in Engineering

Women are a dynamic addition to the engineering world. They bring another mindset to a traditionally male dominated field and are able to tackle challenges from a new perspective. The Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment supports engineering as a course of study and career option for female students through a range of activities.


Student work

A formula one race car, soccer-playing robots, plans for a future city, a prosthetic hand driven by electrical impulses, autonomous vehicles... our students produce ingenious and innovative projects. Check out work by our students in architecture & industrial design, electrical engineering & robotics, and other areas of engineering.


Go8 Engineering AssociateOur position as one of the most highly ranked engineering faculties in Australia is recognised through our associate membership of the Group of Eight.