About us

Pro Vice-Chancellor's welcome

Professor Brett Ninness

Welcome to the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment at the University of Newcastle. Our Faculty has an enviable reputation as one of the best of its kind in Australia, responsible for educating and training cutting-edge researchers and leading professionals in the various fields of engineering and built environment.

We provide a range of exciting degree programs that challenge our students to become creative, adaptable, innovative, well-trained graduates. These programs are delivered through our three Schools:

We employ the best and brightest practitioners as educators, the most innovative researchers and outstanding support staff to ensure a dynamic and satisfying working and learning environment. Our numerous conjoint staff members are particularly valued for the nexus they help to provide between professional practice and education and research.

The Faculty is internationally recognised for its outstanding research record. Many of our staff are leaders in their fields, carrying out pure and applied research that invariably attracts high levels of competitive research funding and highly talented research students.

Through collaborative research, we forge strong partnerships with industry and professionals. Our interactions with industry bring real-world technology issues into our research laboratories and our teaching. Working with industry helps us maintain a 'forward-looking' approach to education. We are committed to building long-term relationships that mutually benefit all parties, and to expanding these relationships for the future.

We maintain professional accreditation for our degree programs and our graduates are well regarded by industry and employer groups, having regularly been rated amongst the most employable in the country and overseas, and enjoying some of the best starting salaries. We maintain close contact with our industry partners, with industry-based scholarships an important feature for most of our programs.

On behalf of my colleagues and current students, I would like to welcome you to the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment. We look forward to working with you and wish you every success with your studies.

Professor Brett Ninness
Pro Vice-Chancellor
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.