Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Empowering people to change the world

The world is quickly evolving with rapid population growth, higher standards of living and environmental challenges, requiring smarter ways to use energy and resources. The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences empowers its staff, students and researchers to change our world, developing innovative ideas for the future.

As leaders in innovation, technology and technical expertise, our creative and industry-endorsed learning experience offers an engaging environment, providing students the skills to tackle real-life work situations. Our in-depth research, industry knowledge and dedication to inclusion and diversity also create a vibrant Faculty that encourages excellence.


UWA is ranked in the top 1 per cent of
universities in the world.

Ranked 4th in the world and 1st in Australia for Mining and Mineral Engineering (ARWU 2020)

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Ranked 30th in the world for Civil and Structural Engineering (QS World Uni Rankings 2020)

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Ranked 5th in the world and 1st in Australia for Marine / Ocean Engineering (ARWU 2020)

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UWA Department of Physics awarded 5 out of 5 in Excellence of Research in Australia (ERA) rankings in the area of Physical Sciences

Our courses

  • By entering the Master of Professional Engineering pathway via our Bachelor of Automation and Robotics, you’ll build a foundation in automation and robotics, then become an accredited engineer specialising in either software engineering, mechanical engineering or electrical and electronic engineering.

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  • UWA’s Advanced Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) gives you the tools and techniques to embrace technological challenges and devise innovative solutions to transform the way we live.

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  • This course will provide you with the broad multidisciplinary knowledge and skills that industry requires of people working in robotics, automation and Industry 4.0.

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  • Computing software and systems are becoming increasingly integral to our lives, revolutionising the world in which we live, work and communicate.

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  • With a major in Cybersecurity from UWA, you’ll be ready for a range of specialist cybersecurity roles.

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  • As one of the most rapidly growing fields in information technology, Data Science unearths value and meaning from data to help businesses and organisations across the globe.

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  • Engineering is the creative application of science and mathematics to design solutions for global challenges.

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  • Mathematics is humanity's most powerful tool for comprehending the universe and is essential for many fields of modern endeavour such as science, technology, engineering and finance.

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  • This course will provide you with the broad multidisciplinary knowledge and skills that industry requires of people working in robotics, automation and Industry 4.0.

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  • Physics is the key to understanding the world around us.

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  • This Combined Bachelor and Master (CBM) is a four-year accelerated program for those with an ATAR of 96 or above. Over the first three years you’ll complete a major in Frontier Physics, and four units from the Master of Physics, including research training.

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  • the skills and knowledge to understand, evaluate, design and implement artificial intelligence systems.

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  • The knowledge and practical skills in data science technologies for data collection, cleaning, conversion, analysis, visualisation, interpretation, storage, search, synthesis and cloud management.

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  • This course prepares you for specialist cybersecurity roles with a global perspective.

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  • Engineers pursue the challenge to develop technologies, products and solutions to support our rapidly developing world.

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  • Ensure your adequate research preparation to satisfy the eligibility requirements for a PhD with this higher degree by research preliminary course.

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  • Gain the skills to transform data into intelligence and become a sought-after expert at the forefront of this rapidly expanding field.

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  • Gain advanced IT skills to engage at the cutting edge of global technology solutions.

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  • Develop multidisciplinary skills for working in a range of marine-related fields to strategically address human challenges in ocean systems

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  • Take part in a research project with an internationally recognised research group.

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  • Specialise in one of seven engineering disciplines in the Master of Professional Engineering and become a professionally accredited engineer who is highly sought after by industry.

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  • Gain professional recognition at the highest level in Engineering.

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  • The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is the University's flagship research degree, which can be taken in any discipline area in the University.

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Our schools

The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences is a world leader in multidisciplinary research, offering integrated solutions to ongoing challenges faced in fields such as engineering, physics, mathematics, healthcare, technology and offshore facilities.


Tackle global challenges through engineering innovation.

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Physics, Mathematics and Computing

Bringing together the greatest minds in the world of physics, mathematics and computing.

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Oceans Graduate School

Providing innovative and effective solutions for the challenges facing the world's oceans.

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EZONE UWA Student Hub

The EZONE UWA Student Hub is a multimillion-dollar facility due to open early 2020. Featuring a state-of-the-art teaching, learning, research and industry space, the hub will create a dedicated campus point for collaboration and socialising.

UWA Excellence in Teaching and Service Awards

The annual Faculty Excellence in Teaching and Service Awards acknowledge the University's outstanding teachers and support staff and are competitive at the University level. The Award categories include areas such as early career, team or program, and learning and teaching support.

These awards are aligned with the UWA Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Australian Awards for University Teaching.

If you would like to find out more about your faculty awards or nominate a staff member who has done a fantastic job you can do so here. Nominations can be made by students or staff.

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Industry partnerships

UWA puts an emphasis on working with industry partners so our graduates are prepared for real-life careers. Some of our major industry partners include Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton and Woodside.

The industry advisory panel members actively contribute to the design of courses and research, and also advise on Faculty business. The industry panels provide feedback to the relevant Schools and assist graduates in progressing to management positions once in the workforce.

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Community engagement

We partner with a variety of committee working groups and industry partners who are dedicated to making UWA a learning space with equal opportunities.

Girls in Engineering

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The UWA Girls in Engineering (GiE) outreach program inspires young women to explore the exciting opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) through different study pathways.

As part of the Perth metro-based program, UWA student volunteers visit schools and speak to Years 7–10 girls about the various career opportunities engineering can offer, while demonstrating interactive and problem-solving engineering activities. The GiE program hosts on-campus Discovery Days with engineering-based exercises to show high school students some basic engineering principles and talk about the social impact engineering has.

Along with our foundational partner Rio Tinto, we recognise the gender imbalance in STEM fields should be addressed from an early age. With less than 12 per cent of women in the Australian engineering workforce, we are working on breaking gender stereotypes, demystifying fields of study and working to create the engineers of the future.

Other programs

The Faculty has a number of community engagement programs to provide engaging outreach opportunities to those interested in our disciplines.

The Maths Outreach Program works with the Aspire UWA program, the School of Indigenous Studies and partner schools to promote academic achievement and a desire for learning.

The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) has its own community engagement project working with a UWA team to share knowledge about the role of physics in the universe.

UWA also has different student groups working on their own outreach programs. These include Engineers Without Borders, which looks at the social impact of engineering, and Robogals, which focuses on robotics within primary and high schools.

Partnering with community

The Faculty works with organisations both on and off the UWA campus. These community partnerships strengthen the ties we have with the outside world, encouraging engagement while preparing graduates for real-life careers.

These partnerships strongly align with the University's aim of making a mark on the wider community, while emphasising UWA's commitment to high achievement. For prospective students wanting to learn more about the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences courses we offer, UWA holds information evenings, webinars and opportunities to talk to Future Students staff.

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