Ranking and Reputation

We are humbled and proud of our Faculty’s achievements. Our global benchmark rankings are high because of the quality of our teaching and research outcomes. 

Our students are encouraged to develop enquiring minds and attitudes, and to be entrepreneurial and creative, to excel in today’s flexible and dynamic work environments.

Our graduates are valued by Australia’s top employers because they have knowledge that can be applied in real-world situations.

Our alumni continue to have a positive impact on society, contributing significantly to innovation and solving some of the world's greatest challenges.

It is testament to the calibre of our academics, researchers, alumni and students that UNSW Engineering continues to be ranked number one in Australia.

- Professor Mark Hoffman, Dean of UNSW Engineering

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No. 1 Engineering faculty in Australia – (ARWU/SJTU / NTU Rankings) and No. 31 in the world, 2017 – (QS Rankings)
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Three UNSW Engineering disciplines are ranked #1 in Australia, 2017 (ARWU/SJTU Rankings)
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Largest engineering faculty in Australia (offering 25 undergraduate degrees and 100+ degree combinations)
Our Acheivements
  • No. 1 Engineering faculty in Australia 
  • No. 31 Engineering Faculty in the world, 2017 (QS Rankings)
  • No. 42 Engineering Faculty in the world, 2016 (ARWU / SJTU)

ARWU/SJTU

Instruments Science & Technology - No. 1 in Australia
Water Resources - No. 1 in Australia
Remote Sensing - No. 1 in Australia

Water Resources - No. 6 in the world
Civil Engineering - No. 11 in the world
Mining & Mineral Engineering – No. 12 in the world
Marine/Ocean Engineering – No. 18 in the world

QS Rankings

Civil Engineering - No. 1 in Australia
Electrical and Electronic Engineering - No. 3 in Australia
Mineral & Mining Engineering - No. 3 in Australia
Mechanical Engineering - No. 2 in Australia

Civil Engineering - No. 16 in the world
Materials Science and Engineering - No. 5 in the world

  

NTU Ranking

Chemical Engineering - No. 1 in Australia
Mechanical Engineering - No. 1 in Australia
Civil Engineering - No. 2 in Australia
Computer Science - No. 2 in Australia
Electrical and Electronic Engineering - No. 3 in Australia

Civil Engineering - No. 21 in the world
Mechanical Engineering - No. 58 in the world
Computer Science - No. 53 in the world
Chemical Engineering - No. 12 in the world

Times Higher Education

Civil Engineering - No. 5 in Australia
Electrical and Electronic Engineering - No. 5 in Australia
Computer Science - No. 5 in Australia

 

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UNSW ranked in top 5 of Australia’s universities for employability - Source: The Times Higher Education 2016 Global University Employability Survey
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Five-star rating for the past three years for employability, teaching and research Source: QS star rating
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Globally recognised degrees, accredited with Engineers Australia and recognised by the Washington Accord
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$3 million in Engineering Faculty scholarships provided each year
#1 Best Global University for Engineering, within Australia

Source: US News

Graduate employability

No. 2 Engineering faculty in NSW and No. 5 in Australia for proportion of graduates in full-time employment within four months of completing their course, as a percentage of those who were available for full-time employment. - QILT

EA Most Innovative Engineers

Highest number of Australian university alumni that comprise of the finalists for 2016, are from UNSW

Most millionaires

Globally, UNSW produces the 24th most millionaire alumni, more than any other university in Australia, according to a 2016 study from Spear’s and WealthInsight. As for which subjects produced the most millionaires, engineering came first. Source