Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentFaculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Our Faculty brings together expertise in engineering, architecture, building, surveying, information technology and computing. 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.

University of Newcastle Faculty in 8th in the World

The University of Newcastle (UON) has been ranked 8th in the world for Automation and Control Engineering, and 26th in the world for Mineral & Mining Engineering in the 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities.

UON's Mineral & Mining Engineering subjects have also been ranked 30th in the world for the second consecutive year in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018. The Faculty's subjects have all been ranked in the world's top 350:

  • Top 100 Architecture & Built Environment
  • Top 150 Civil & Structural Engineering
  • Top 200 Engineering & Technology
  • Top 250 Computer Science & Information Systems, Chemical Engineering, and Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Top 350 Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering

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, electrical engineering & computing, 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.