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

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, industrial design 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 Worlds' Top 30

The University of Newcastle's (UON) Mineral & Mining Engineering subjects have been ranked 30th in the world in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017. UON's Architecture and Built Environment subjects have been ranked in the top 50 in the world for the third consecutive year.

Civil & Structural Engineering subjects have also been ranked in the world's top 100 for the third consecutive year. The disciplines of Chemical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Systems, Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing 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.