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Our goal is to produce graduate engineers who are empowered to change the world and seek solutions to humanity’s greatest challenges.
UWA is first in the country for Marine and Ocean Engineering and second for Mining and Mineral Engineering (ARWU Subject Ranking 2017). We’re also ranked in the world’s Top 50 for Civil and Structural Engineering (QS 2017). Our courses are based on a multidisciplinary research and teaching modal and are accredited by organisations including Engineers Australia, Institution of Chemical Engineers, Australian Computer Society and The Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine. We also place in the top 10 of tech-challenger universities, according to Times Higher Education.
Our teaching is informed by the latest developments in research and industry, together with purpose-built learning facilities. As a student you will connect with industry to develop hands-on experience and work on creative industry-based projects of global significance.
There are varied employment opportunities in Australia and internationally in the energy and resources sector, the pharmaceutical industry, manufacturing, power and water utilities. You could also enter the electronics, finance, management, consultancy and telecommunications industries.
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Why choose UWA?
We are a world Top 100 university (ARWU 2017) and seven of our subjects are ranked in the world’s Top 50, including Agriculture and Forestry, Earth and Marine Sciences, Anatomy and Physiology, Psychology, Civil and Structural Engineering, Mineral and Mining Engineering and Performing Arts (QS 2017).
Our University is one of only two Australian members of the Worldwide Universities Network, a partnership of 18 research-led universities, and we are a foundation member of the Matariki Network of high-quality, research-intensive universities with a particular focus on student experience.
We are the only Western Australian university in the Group of Eight and home to globally recognised scholars such as Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall. We have more than 75 research and training centres and receive about 80 per cent of all research funding to WA universities annually.
To help our students graduate career-ready, we offer professional placements, internships, mentoring, work experience and vacation programs.
Our graduates consistently exceed the national average starting salary and State graduate employment rates.