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.
The Sustainable WAterways Program seeks to deliver meaningful engagement and impact within the complex landscape of community, policy makers, leaders, Traditional Owners, researchers and decision-makers in water management through:
- Developing a body of knowledge that leads and enables meaningful conversations to protect and help our Waterways to thrive into the future, and forever
- Facilitating stakeholder workshops nurturing co-ordinated leadership, governance, management and policy for future best practice conservation, culture and community
- Translating the Western Australian community’s very strong connections to the State’s Waterways to impactful social, cultural, economic, and environmental outcomes
- Developing meaningful action plans and repeatable solutions that ensure the community of collaborators leave a legacy of sustainable waterways beyond WA's 2029 Bicentenary.
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
UWA Motorsport places at the F-SAE Australasia Competition
The 2022 Formula Society of Automotive Engineers (F-SAE) Australasia Competition saw UWA place well in the various categories.Read more
Awards and achievements
The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students.Read more
Hedland High alumna Karla returns to inspire others
Hedland Senior High School graduate Karla Ivkovic has returned to her alma mater hoping to encourage a new generation of students to pursue higher education and dream big when it comes to careers in science and engineering.Read more
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