Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
Ranked 5th in the world for Mineral and Mining Engineering (ARWU 2018)
Ranked 37th in the world for Civil and Structural Engineering (QS World Uni Rankings 2018)
Ranked 12th in the world and 1st in Australia for Marine / Ocean Engineering (ARWU 2018)
UWA Department of Physics awarded 5 out of 5 in Excellence of Research in Australia (ERA) rankings in the area of Physical Sciences
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Professor Anas Ghadouani
Anas Ghadouani is a Professor of Environmental Engineering at The University of Western Australia where he leads a very successful research group (Aquatic, Ecology and Ecosystem Studies).Read more
Professor Yuxia Hu
Professor Yuxia Hu is a soil behaviour expert within UWA’s Department of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering.Read more
Dr Brendan Kennedy is Head of the Bioimaging Research and Innovation for Translational Engineering Lab (BRITElab) at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research and a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computing Engineering at The University of Western Australia (UWA).Read more
Professor Melinda Hodkiewicz works across industry and academia. Through the BHP Fellowship-funded UWA System Health Lab, she brings a start-up mentality and leads technologically curious students to work on industry-motivated research projects.Read more
Associate Professor Rachel Cardell-Oliver is a key researcher behind the computer science technology needed to combat environmental challenges.Read more
Michael SmallTeaching, Research
Professor Michael Small is one of Australia’s highly published mathematicians and has spent his career developing innovative approaches to modelling and predicting future behaviour from data. He has applied this to improving the reliability of engineering systems.Read more
Associate Professor Sally Male
Associate Professor Sally Male is the Chair in Engineering Education, pioneer for Virtual Work Integrated Learning for engineering students and advocate for gender inclusivity in engineering education.Read more
Dr Scott Draper’s research focuses on offshore fluid mechanics for both the oil and gas and ocean renewable energy industries. Using field data, laboratory testing and numerical modelling, Dr Draper undertakes innovative study in the ocean engineering field.Read more
Dr Britta Bienen
Dr Britta Bienen is an Associate Professor at the UWA Oceans Graduate School and Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems. She is an Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow, International Standards Organisation committee member and Lloyd’s Register Foundation Associate Professor.Read more
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.Read more
Physics, Mathematics and Computing
Bringing together the greatest minds in the world of physics, mathematics and computing.Read more
Oceans Graduate School
Providing innovative and effective solutions for the challenges facing the world's oceans.Read more
Our research themes
Engineering for Remote Operations
Engineering for Remote Operations is a strategic research initiative bringing together researchers across EMS to create innovative solutions to problems.
Science of Discovery
Understand the human quest to discover our universe and what lies within through the Science of Discovery in Engineering and Mathematical Sciences.
Technologies for Better Health
Technologies for Better Health develops new medical processes and devices to improve the lives of people around the world.
The following centres are housed within the Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences:
- Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (COFS)
- Industrial Transformation Research Hub for Offshore Floating Facilities (OFFshore ITRH)
- Australian Centre for LNG Futures (LNG Futures ITTC)
- Predictive Maintenance ITTC
- UWA Centre for Long Subsea Tiebacks
- International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR)
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav-UWA)
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.
Girls in Engineering
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.
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.
The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences is home to a range of student-run clubs, creating a vibrant campus atmosphere and bringing students together to share ideas, socialise and network with industry.
- The University Engineers' Club (UEC)
- The UWA Young Engineers' Club (UWAYE)
- Engineers Without Borders (EWB)
- The Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM)
- UWA Biomedical Engineering Society
- Chemical and Process Engineering Club (CPEC)
- The Civil Society (TCS)
- Computer Science Student's Club (CSSC)
- Electrical and Electronic Engineers of WA (EEEWA)
- UWA Makers
- The Institution of Mechanical Engineers UWA Student Chapter (IMechE UWA)
- The UWA Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Student Branch
- Student Environmental Engineers Club (SEEC)
- The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
- UWA Aerospace
- The UWA Motorsport Team (UWAM)
- UWA Mathematics Union
- The University Physics Society
- UWA Data Science Club
Spotlight on our Faculty
The EZONE UWA Student Hub is a world-class learning space for engineering and mathematical science students, industry, alumni and community.Read more
Clough Engineering Student Centre
The Clough Engineering Student Centre at UWA is a dedicated space for students undertaking courses within the Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (EMS).Read more
Monadelphous Integrated Learning Centre
The Monadelphous Integrated Learning Centre (MILC) is the result of an innovative alliance between The University of Western Australia and leading national engineering group Monadelphous. In this centre, world-class teaching and practical training in engineering combine to form a learning environment that is based on a simulated professional workplace.Read more