A century of achievement 1913 - 2013
Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Engineering at the University of Western Australia


Winthrop Hall at The University of Western AustraliaThe University of Western Australia (UWA) is recognised internationally as a leading university. Our ground-breaking research, quality of academic staff, state-of-the-art facilities and vibrant student experience combine to offer a first-class education.

UWA was named as one of the Top 100 universities worldwide in the 2012 Shanghai Jiao Tong World University Rankings, and is a proud member of the Group of Eight – a coalition of the top research universities in Australia. Recently, the independent body The Good Universities Guide 2013 awarded us the maximum 5-star rating in the following areas: student demand, research grants, research inclusivity, positive graduate outcomes and graduate starting salary.

Our location in Perth, Western Australia (WA), means that we enjoy an enviable standard of living, combination of urban sophistication and international flavour, the lifestyle benefits of a coastal resort and the rich cultural mix of places many times larger.

Perth skyline Scarborough Beach Northbridge Piazza Sidewalk cafes Modern shopping - ENEX 100

Perth skyline, Scarborough Beach, Northbridge Piazza, Sidewalk cafe in Northbridge, Modern shopping


Why study Engineering at UWA?

The Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics at UWA strives to empower people to change the world. Over the past 100 years we have helped define the careers of many of world-changing students, researchers and leaders, including Rhodes Scholars, Fulbright Scholars, Eureka Prize winners, influential engineers and CEOs. Our engineering courses are designed to meet the changes in the world. With practical and theoretical learning, we provide the exciting and engaging environment needeed to inspire creativity, innovation and collaboration.

UWA graduates in engineering are the highest paid graduates in the field in Australia, according to The Good Universities Guide 2013, earning an average of AU$69,487 as a annual starting salary. Additionallly, students who study in WA have the opportunity to be involved in major infrastructure projects, innovative engineering design and projects that are generating the wealth of Australia.

The Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics at UWA offers an three-year undergraduate major in Engineering Science, which is usually followed by the two-year Master of Professional Engineering (MPE). During the MPE you can choose to specialise in one of the following engineering disciplines:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Software Engineering

Whichever engineering discipline you choose to study, an engineering qualification from UWA will make you a well-rounded, sought-after graduate and prepare you for a successful international career.

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