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.

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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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 exceptional graduates.

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

In this course, you’ll complement your course content with work integrated learning (450-hour practical), co-curricular activities (including engineering clubs such as UWA Young Engineers, UWA Motorsport and specialisation specific clubs) and professional skills development to become part of the community of UWA engineering graduates preferred by industry for your technical skills, professional integrity and ability to solve complex open-ended problems.

In four years, you’ll graduate as an industry-ready engineer specialising in your choice of:

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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)

World-class facilities

Discover EZONE – our multimillion-dollar dedicated innovation and technological hub for engineering and mathematical science students, with flexible workspaces for collaborative learning and industry interaction.

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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News

  • New system to advance predictions in engineering

    Fri, 15 Jan 2021

    Researchers from The University of Western Australia, the University of Cambridge and The Alan Turing Institute have radically redesigned and improved techniques for making predictions in the engineering and physical sciences.

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  • Seabed critters found to stabilise subsea pipelines

    Tue, 15 Dec 2020

    Researchers from UWA have found subsea pipelines have become a haven for small ocean critters with unexpected benefits that could help reduce the environmental footprint of offshore operations.

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  • Research leaders empower industry partnerships

    Tue, 1 Dec 2020

    We're profiling some of UWA's sponsored industry chairs who are working with industry partners to address constraints and produce new knowledge and significant benefits to the sector and our broader community.

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