The Faculty of Architecture and Built Environment is home architecture, engineering and electrical engineering at the University of Newcastle, Australia.

Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Innovative, resourceful and creative graduatesOur 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 achieved outstanding results in the Australian Research Council 2012 ERA research excellence ratings, with a top rating of 5 (well above world standard) for the two digit Engineering and a rating of 3 (at world standard) for Built Environment and Design.

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University of Newcastle Discipline in Worlds' Top 50

The discipline of Civil and Structural Engineering at the University of Newcastle has surged up the QS World University Rankings by Subject list, lifting 14 places to 45th in the world. The discipline was ranked 59 in the world last year by the independent international agency, up from 101 the previous year.

The disciplines of Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Newcastle all ranked in the world's top 200.

The QS rankings were announced on the heels of an Australian Bureau of Statistics report earlier this year that said Australians with University level qualifications in science, technology, engineering and maths had the best career outlook nationwide.


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 vehichles... 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.