10 reasons to study Engineering at UNSW

Here are our top 10 reasons why you should make UNSW your first choice.

Study at UNSW Engineering

 1. We are consistently ranked as the number one engineering faculty in Australia and one of the top 50 in the world

 2. We are the largest in Australia and offer the widest choice of engineering programs

 3. As a student you will be inspired by internationally renowned researchers and teachers such as Professor Andrea Morello, Associate Professor Megan Lord and Associate Professor Alice Lee.

 4. UNSW Engineering actively supports women on their journey to becoming engineers. We have a dedicated Women In Engineering Manager, Sarah Coull, and offer many networking and development programs for our female engineering students

 5. We have invested one billion dollars in new facilities, including state-of-the-art laboratories, virtual reality cinemas and modern teaching spaces

6Lots of opportunities to travelOur students are actively encouraged to gain international experience as part of their degree

7. Our alumni are very sought after and command high salaries on graduation, in fact the highest of all the G08 Universities


Here are just a few examples of our alumni that are changing the world:

Adam Brimo graduated from the School of Computer Science Engineering. In just five short years since completing his degree, he co-founded the online education platform ‘OpenLearning’. In 2015 the company is valued at 7.7 million

UNSW alumni Ben Merven and Monique Alfris, who studied at the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering, are two of the co-founders of Pollinate Energy. The not-for-profit solar-energy organisation is bringing light and hope to those living in Indian tent cities with no access to electricity. 

Rami Banna studied Electrical Engineering at UNSW. In 2014 he delivered a TEDx talk on the Cochlear Implant.

8. Spend a summer working with one of our research groups. Find out what real research is about at university and in industry while being paid with our Taste Of Research program

9. We offer amazing hands-on opportunities through our exciting and innovative Student-led programs. Last year our Sunswift team broke a 26-year-old world record with their sleek solar-powered electric car which is maintained and operated by UNSW Engineering students

10. We have extensive and close links to key players in the engineering Industry. All our students undertake Industrial Training for 60-80 days as part of their undergraduate degrees

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