As a global leader in engineering education, this is where you can develop world-changing engineering solutions. See yourself here.
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Profession for career satisfaction (Engineering)
No. 1 in NSW
No. 1 in NSW for educational experience and median salaries (Engineering)
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in Australia for automation and control
The role of an engineer is ever-changing. From building complex computer systems and influencing the infrastructure we use every day, to finding new ways to harness energy or even designing prosthetic limbs to help amputees – engineers play a critical role in overcoming the challenges our world faces. Challenges like food and water security, climate change, data protection and the increasing impact growing populations have on society. As a global leader in engineering higher education, including being ranked Top 13 in the world for Automation Control engineering, this is the place to develop world-changing solutions.
Apply your maths and science skills to find creative solutions to complex problems and bring exciting innovations to life, finding quicker, better, and more efficient ways to do things. Engineers work on a huge range of tasks in industries like electronics, energy, biomedics, and construction. Engineering touches many parts of modern life and there is a need for a range of different professional specialisations. From Chemical to civil, environmental to electrical and electronic engineering – there’s an area to match your passion.
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- We are a recognised global leader in Engineering – we are ranked No.13 in the world and No.1 in Australia for Automation and Control Engineering (Shanghai Rankings Global Rankings of Academic Subjects 2021).
- Connect with industry through live projects, guest lectures, real world examples and case studies. Take the opportunity to network and build your personal profile.
- We’re one of only three Australian member institutions of the Global Engineering Education Exchange program (Ge3) – the Ge3 enables our engineering students to study abroad and gain invaluable experience at a multitude of distinguished GE3 partner Universities.
- Fast-Track Masters – advance your career and gain a Master of Professional Engineering with just one extra year of study on top of your chosen Bachelor of Engineering degree. This pathway is not yet available for Aerospace Engineering, Medical Engineering and Renewable Energy Engineering.
- Be recognised – you can gain professional recognition for almost all of our engineering degrees through Engineers Australia which qualifies you as a professional engineer who can work almost anywhere in the world.
- Diversify your skills with an elective pathway, a cluster of courses of your choice – studies might include courses in design, computer science or entrepreneurship.
- We’re No.1 in NSW for overall student satisfaction and graduate skills (Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching 2018).
While you may be interested in the field of engineering, you may not be sure what type of engineer you want to be. At the University of Newcastle you can choose from 12 different engineering specialisations. Ranging from chemical to civil, electrical and electronic to mechanical, all our engineering degrees lay the groundwork for you to be a successful engineer. Your studies will teach you vital skills to discover your place as one of the new engineers.
Engineers work on a huge range of tasks in industries like electronics, energy, food, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, construction, environmental health and transportation. You could work for yourself, for a big company, for the government, a not-for-profit, or for a big research organisation like the CSIRO.
Remarkably, engineering is the most commonly held degree among the highest performing Fortune 500 CEOs – the CEOs of companies such as Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Tesla Motors are all engineers.
Salaries: As an engineer you’ll be valued and well rewarded. Starting salaries average around $80,000 per annum. In 2016, 93% of our engineers had jobs when they graduated.
Flexibility: Some engineers work 9-5 in an office, others fly-in-fly-out from a project site. You may prefer hands-on fieldwork, design and development, or a leadership role managing people and projects.
Global opportunities: Professional recognition through Engineers Australia and the Washington Accord lets you work in places such as Asia, Europe, Canada and the USA.