The UNSW Engineering competitive advantage

What’s so great about Engineering at UNSW?

The Faculty of Engineering at UNSW is the largest in Australia and offers the widest choice of engineering degree programs for students. We have 9 schools and 66 years experience bringing together passionate academics, brilliant engineering researchers and partnerships with government and industry, both here and overseas.

There were over 11,000 student enrolled in 2015 in the Faculty, 3,300 of whom are postgraduate and over 4,400 are international students. In 2016 the Faculty has 810 staff, comprising of 530 academic and 280 professional and technical staff. We offer the widest range of undergraduate courses and enrol more high-achieving school leavers than any other engineering faculty in NSW.

The Faculty of 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.

To top it off, engineering graduates from UNSW receive the highest starting salaries of all G08 universities. 

Don’t just listen to us though. Many internationally recognised groups also realise the value of studying an engineering degree at UNSW.

Here’s what others think about Engineering at UNSW:

Engineers Australia 2015
Nineteen 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 2015
Number 1 in Australia and 41 in the world.

National Taiwan University Rankings 2015
First in Australia and 55 in the world for Engineering.

2015 QS Ranking
Placed the Faculty at #21 (top 30) in the world.

2015 QS World University Rankings for Subjects
All UNSW engineering subjects rank in the top 40:

  • Civil Engineering #14 in the world
  • Computer Engineering #35 in the world
  • Chemical Engineering #28 in the world
  • Mechanical Engineering #37 in the world
  • Electrical Engineering #38 in the world

Good Universities Guide 2016
UNSW scored the maximum five-star rating for 9 out of 16 key performance indicators, the highest of the Go8 universities.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016
UNSW is in position 68 in engineering and technology.

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

Come and see for yourself what all the fuss is about.  

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