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Why study at UOW

Engineers design and create solutions for everyday life, from the large scale to the nano-level. 

Engineers solve problems all over the world. Clean water, sustainable energy, transport that eases congestion, cheap space travel - engineers make things happen. Engineering at UOW focuses on developing practical skills to make life work for everyone.

The undergraduate program allows you to specialise in a particular field, or combine complementary specialisations in a double degree. The postgraduate program will expose you to top-level research in engineering and materials science.

The best in NSW/ACT
The Federal Government's Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) ranked UOW in 2016 as the best university in New South Wales and the ACT for Engineering.

UOW also ranked in the top 200 universities in the world for Engineering and Technology in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015.

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Why study Engineering


  • A common first year means you can to try all study areas before specialising.

  • UOW is part of the elite Group of Eight (Go8) Deans of Engineering and Associates—in recognition of being among the top Australian engineering faculties.

  • Your degree is accredited by Engineers Australia, and under the Washington Accord you have a passport to work as an engineer in many other countries.

  • We are leaders in sustainability. You’ll be studying at the home of the award-winning Solar Decathlon House and the Sustainable Buildings Research Centre.

  • Learn and create in some of Australia’s best labs and workshops.

  • Go on overseas study tours and enter creative design competitions.

  • Receive strong support from the Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Student Society. 


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Overview of careers

Engineers enjoy a wide range of careers and great opportunities for advancement in all fields. It is as much about technical knowledge as it is a mindset: a practical way of learning to understand and develop, and then continuously improve solutions to technical and social problems. Here is just a sample of the careers you can pursue.

  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Computer Architect
  • Computer Systems Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Construction Manager
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • Materials Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Metallurgist
  • Network Engineer
  • Production Engineer
  • Security Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Telecommunications Engineer
  • Transport Engineer
  • Water Quality Manager 

UOW is in the top 1% for graduates as rated by global employers: For the ninth year in a row UOW was ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings Graduate Employers survey (QS World University Rankings 2015/2016).


I went to India with 40K to work on their water impact project. We were the first water group to go over so we were tasked with determining the communities’ needs and wants in terms of water.
The project was very rewarding and an eye opening way to see how engineering can improve communities.

Katie Menzies
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) – Environmental Engineering


During my degree I went to Sri Lanka to observe firsthand how sustainable technologies were being implemented in a developing economy. Now I've secured a graduate role with Sydney Water and believe it was the practical experience at UOW that gave me the edge.

Matt McCann 
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Mechanical Engineering
Graduate Program Role, Sydney Water


The Solar Decathlon [won by UOW’s Illawarra Flame House] was an invaluable part of shaping my career and education. Much of what we learned during our degree was applied to the project but you simply can’t get the sort of hands-on experience on the scale that we did.

Lloyd Niccol
Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Mechanical Engineering)
Bachelor of Commerce (Finance, International Studies)
Building Products and Solutions Innovation Specialist, Bluescope Steel