Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentFaculty of Engineering and Built Environment

School of Engineering

The School of Engineering is dedicated to research and training in the disciplines of Chemical, Civil, Environmental, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, and Surveying.

Our programs are underpinned by some of the most exciting research in Australia. In the Australian Research Council research excellence ratings we are the only university to achieve the highest possible rating of '5' in Civil Engineering across all three ERA assessments (2010, 2012 and 2015), and one of only two to achieve a 5 in Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy.

We are ranked in 30th in the world for Mineral & Mining Engineering according by the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject for the second consecutive year. We are also:

  • Top 150 Civil & Structural Engineering
  • Top 200 Engineering & Technology
  • Top 250 Chemical Engineering
  • Top 350 Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering

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In Demand

Our engineering graduates are highly sought after with many students landing a job before they even finish their degree. In their final year our students bring theory and practice together in sophisticated research projects.


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Scholarships for high achievers

Offered for the first time in 2014, the Catherine and Peter Tay High Achiever Engineering Scholarship gives one new student $32,000 over the four years of their degree. There are numerous other scholarships available to Engineering students.


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Formula SAE

Our Formula SAE team put their theory into practice by designing and building a formula style race car. The students take part in an annual competition and get to race their car against teams from across Australia.