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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 Australia
The Federal Government's Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) ranked UOW in 2017 as the best university in Australia for Engineering.

UOW also ranked in the top 100 universities in the world for mineral and mining engineering, top 150 for materials science, civil and structural engineering and top 200 mechanical, aeronautical and manufacturing engineering in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016.

Find your why

Dan is a fourth year Civil and Environmental Engineer, studying a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours). He has been working on a project called PetaJakarta, a crowd-sourced data map that uses social media like Twitter to help manage and mitigate flooding in Jakarta.

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. 


Women in Engineering


Women in Engineering


"The best engineers are team players, so with this Made by Me campaign we’re showcasing how universities work together to address the shortage of women in engineering."  
Destiny Paris, STEM Schools Outreach Coordinator, UOW Faculty of Engineering & Information Sciences.

Your World. Made By Engineers

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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
  • Mining Engineer
  • 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).

Engineering testimonial - Jessica

During my degree I have been able to travel the world for study and work throughout Australia , New Zealand and Canada. I’m now working with artificial muscle fibres at the UOW Innovation Campus. Materials engineering has opened up such a wide variety of prospects for me.

Jessica Grozdanov
Bachelor of Materials Engineering

Engineering testimonial - Julie

Nature has spent billions of years perfecting the natural engineering of plants and animals. I am learning so much by studying the claws of birds of prey in order to find new solutions for devices such as prosthetic hands.

Julia Knight
Bachelor of Mechanical 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


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


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