School of Engineering
Tackle global challenges through engineering innovation
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.
- Chemical Engineering
Explore the oil and gas, mineral processing, waste management and sustainable energy sectors.
- Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering
Delve into constructing major infrastructure, extracting minerals from the earth and enacting sustainable practices.
- Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Dive into the world of technology and understand how electronics work.
- Mechanical Engineering
Investigate thermo-dynamics, measurement and noise, machine components and more.
Ranked 4th in the world and 1st in Australia for Mining and Mineral Engineering (ARWU 2022)
Ranked 13th in the world and 1st in Australia for Marine/Ocean Engineering (ARWU 2022)
Ranked 21st in the world and 1st in Australia for Environmental Science and Engineering (ARWU 2022)
Ranked 27th in the world for Oceanography (ARWU 2022)
Welcome from the Head of School
Studying Engineering at UWA
The Engineering program at UWA has been developed with industry to equip you with the skills to succeed in your future careers. The course is built upon three core principles: Relevance, Integration and Excellence. Engineering at UWA is relevant to the contemporary world of engineering, integrates knowledge, technical capability and practical skills to create exceptional graduates.
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.
Spotlight on our school
Professor Anas GhadouaniTeaching, Research
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
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
Dr Zachary Aman is the Chevron Woodside Chair for the Centre in Long Subsea Tiebacks and the Program Chair of the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas, with research specialities in flow assurance and gas hydrates.Read more
Fluid Science and Resources
The fluid science and resources discipline addresses the technology and knowledge gaps in meeting global energy demands.Read more
Magnetic resonance analysis of cement materials delivers hard evidence for industry
Forensic analysis of cement materials using state-of-the-art magnetic resonance technology at The University of Western Australia is set to deliver new insights for the State’s mining industry.Read more
Breaking new ground with Sensoil tech at UWA Farm Ridgefield
The installation of Sensoil’s Vadose-zone Monitoring System (VMS) at The University of Western Australia’s Farm Ridgefield in Pingelly was a ground-breaking achievement for Associate Professor Sally Thompson and her research team.Read more
UWA driverless bus hits the road in first trial of its kind
Residents in the northern Perth suburb of Eglington will soon become accustomed to the sight of a driverless bus cruising between Marmion Avenue and Amberton Beach as The University of Western Australia’s autonomous nUWAy Bus takes part in a three-year public road trial.Read more
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