Ranking and reputation

The UNSW Faculty of Engineering is the largest in Australia and offers the widest choice of engineering degree programs for students.

We have 9 schools and 66 years worth of experience bringing together passionate academics, brilliant engineering researchers and partnerships with government and industry, both here and overseas.

In 2016 the Faculty has 810 staff, comprising of 530 academic and 280 professional and technical staff, teaching over 11,000 enrolled students. About 20% of engineers that graduate each year from Australian universities, graduate from UNSW.

We offer the widest range of undergraduate courses and enrol more high-achieving school leavers than any other engineering faculty in NSW.

UNSW Engineering boasts above the national average for undergraduate female engineering enrolments, demonstrating the diversity offered by a career in engineering today. Find out more about our Women In Engineering initiative here.

UNSW Engineering has an excellent reputation both in Australia and internationally:

Top 100 Future Leaders Awards 2016
UNSW has been awarded ‘Most Employable University’ in the Top 100 Future Leaders Awards, with 16 UNSW students making the list, the largest percentage of any university across the country, including 7 of our own engineers! The awards aim to find the “cream of the crop” in the graduate employment stakes and are hosted by graduate job website GradConnection and the Australian Financial Review.

Engineers Australia 2015
Twenty two per cent of top 100 most influential Engineers in Australia have graduated or are working at UNSW Engineering. This is more than any other Australian university.

Academic Ranking of World Universities / Shanghai Jiao Tong Ranking in 2016
UNSW is the only university in Australia being ranked in the top 100 in the world in all 7 Engineering subjects.

UNSW Engineering attained the following global subject rankings:

  • Energy Science and Engineering #14 in the world
  • Civil Engineering #40 in the world
  • Electrical Engineering #66 in the world
  • Mechanical Engineering #64 in the world

Academic Ranking of World Universities / Shanghai Jiao Tong Ranking in 2015
Number 1 in Australia and 41 in the world.

National Taiwan University Rankings 2016
First in Australia and 46 in the world for Engineering.

2015 QS Ranking
Placed the Faculty at #21 (top 30) in the world with a consistent 5+ star rating in employability, teaching and research since 2012.

2016 QS World University Rankings for Subjects
All UNSW engineering subjects rank in the top 50:

  • Civil Engineering #16 in the world, and #1 in Australia
  • Computer Engineering #35 in the world
  • Chemical Engineering #33 in the world
  • Mechanical Engineering #34 in the world
  • Electrical Engineering #43 in the world
  • Minerals and Mining #16 in the world

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016
UNSW has moved up to #56 in engineering and technology globally and #2 in Australia. Our computer science program has been ranked #51 globally

US News Best Global Universities for Engineering in Australia
UNSW is the #1 engineering university in Australia, according to the 2016 US News rankings. In their global rankings, we came in at #36. 

Rock stars of the new economy
4 UNSW Engineering researchers and alumni appear among the newly minted Knowledge Nation 100 in 2015- the "visionaries, intellects, founders and game changers" who will shape Australia's prosperity.

Most millionaires
UNSW produces more millionaire alumni than any other university in Australia, according to a 2013 study from Spear’s and WealthInsight. As for which subjects produced the most millionaires, engineering came first.

Best CEOs
Research by Leading Company in 2012 found that more of Australia's top CEOs who lead ASX100 companies studied at UNSW than any other university.