School of Engineering

Tackle global challenges through engineering innovation

Engineering in practice creates profound change and improvement in society. At UWA, our goal is to produce independent graduate engineers who are empowered to change the world and seek solutions to humanity's greatest challenges. We aim to push the limits of engineering research and learning through cross-disciplinary collaboration.

Professor John Dell
Executive Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

At UWA, we empower our future engineers to change the world. Embarking on an engineering pathway at UWA not only allows you to develop logical thinking and crucial analytical skills, it prepares you for a career with a variety of highly paid vocations. To ensure our students are ready for a rapidly changing workforce, our School of Engineering has developed leading courses in close consultation with industry.

We equip you with the skills to deliver major projects on time, safely and within budget, and provide you with an in-depth understanding of the social needs that drive innovation. Your studies will prepare you to meet upcoming global needs, from creating some of the world's biggest buildings, to designing minuscule electronic devices that make a large impact.

Our departments

Chemical Engineering

Explore the oil and gas, mineral processing, waste management and sustainable energy sectors.

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Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering

Delve into constructing major infrastructure, extracting minerals from the earth and enacting sustainable practices.

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Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering

Dive into the world of technology and understand how electronics work.

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Mechanical Engineering

Investigate thermo-dynamics, measurement and noise, machine components and more.

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Engineering at UWA

In your first year of Engineering at UWA, you will gain a broad understanding of engineering, allowing you to sample all of the diverse specialisations engineering has to offer. In the years of your degree that follow, you can focus on the area of engineering that interests you the most, preparing you for further study at a postgraduate level and to professional accreditation.


  • Biomedical
  • Chemical
  • Civil
  • Electrical and Electronic
  • Environmental
  • Mechanical
  • Mining
  • Software


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

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

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Ranked 21st in the world and 1st in Australia for Environmental Science and Engineering (ARWU 2020)

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Ranked 22nd in the world for Oceanography (ARWU 2020)

Engineering Direct Pathway

The pathway to professional engineering at UWA is now easier and more accessible than ever before. The ATAR for entry into the Engineering Direct Pathway is 80.

At UWA, you can become an industry-ready, qualified engineer in five years. Study a three-year bachelor's degree with the Engineering Science major, before completing the two-year Master of Professional Engineering.

Prepare for the future

A degree from UWA is one of the best investments you can make in yourself, and a long and successful career begins with a qualification from WA's highest ranked university.

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.

Preparing you for industry

The School of Engineering collaborates with industry leaders to develop practical courses to prepare you for a global engineering career. Our industry panels work directly with each of our disciplines to provide an external perspective on our teaching and researching programs and ensure they align with real-life working environments.

The panels consist of corporations such as Woodside, Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton and Chevron, as well as other smaller and diverse businesses, which certify our practices are consistent with industry and government objectives. These experts ensure UWA is keeping pace with technology changes and is up-to-date with local and global needs. This close collaboration means our industry knowledge remains relevant in a highly changing and ever-evolving profession.

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Opening hours

Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm, closed Thursdays 10.00 - 11.30am