Digital Conqueror - Logo
Close this search box.

Top 10 Reasons to Study Engineering at UNSW

When choosing a technically driven program such as Engineering, the choice one makes can either make or break one’s career.

In addition to an academically strong pedagogy, it is equally important to participate in real-world projects that are geared towards preparing a student for a career that is future driven. Equally important is access to innovation and an eco-system that promotes entrepreneurial creativity.

Our research led us to UNSW, which enjoys strong rankings across a number of Engineering subject choices.

Here are the top 10 reasons UNSW is our top choice!

No.1 in Australia, Amongst the Top 50 Universities in World

For over 20 subjects UNSW ranks in top 50 universities of the world. UNSW is ranked in the top 3 in Australia for Civil Engineering, Mineral & Mining Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering as well as Mechanical Engineering, on the QS World University Rankings by Subject for 2018.  The faculty’s global benchmark rankings testament to the calibre of academics, researchers, students and alumni at UNSW Engineering.

Widest choices of engineering programs

The Faculty of Engineering at UNSW is the largest of all the engineering faculties in Australia. Through its nine schools, UNSW Engineering offers 165 degree specialisations- more than 25 different undergraduate engineering specialisations and 140 postgraduate specialisations.

Something most students look forward to while choosing their university.

Keeping up with the cutting-edge tech!

From photovoltaics to quantum computing, membrane technology to ground water research and helping create Australia’s data-driven future, UNSW continues to co-create the ‘Future of Change’.

UNSW Scientia Professor Michelle Simmons, was named 2018 Australian of the Year in recognition of her pioneering research and inspiring leadership in quantum computing. The UNSW Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology (SMaRT) under Professor Veena Sahajwala has developed technologies to convert complex waste materials, into ‘green’ materials for use in industry.

Exposure on international levels

UNSW is home to over 15,000 students from 129 different nationalities; this in itself encourages a multi-cultural ecosystem that allows students to broaden both their networks and their mind-set. Students are encouraged to gain real work experience in an Engineering environment, while they study their degree programs at UNSW. These Industrial Training placement opportunities allow students to develop their employability skills whilst gaining valuable contacts for a future career, in addition to qualifying for accreditation by Engineers Australia.

Highest returns

Exposure to industry experience in combination with a strong understanding of what is needed in the global workspace will enable students to be career ready. UNSW offers international students support through its Careers & Employability Team; students receive training through Professional Development Programs that empower them to succeed beyond the classroom and find employment.

UNSW alumni are highly sought after and were awarded the Most Popular Graduate Employer Award, by The Australian Financial Review.

Student-led programs with a proven track record

UNSW offers an excellent number of student-led programs that offer students a hands-on opportunity to gain important leadership and project management skills while allowing them to have fun with practical, real-world engineering while completing their degree.

The UNSW solar racing team, Sunswift, is Australia’s top solar car team that designs and builds solar-powered cars to race in the biennial World Solar Challenge with competitors from across the globe. The project is entirely student-run and not-for-profit, and has been operating since 1996.

Association with Key Industry Leaders

The industrial training program at UNSW is another highlight of UNSWs offerings. Engineering students are connected with Australian and global industry players. Students have access to industry training for 60 days as part of their undergraduate degrees.

Focused on Diversity

UNSW encourages female students in the field of engineering, through its Women in engineering program. UNSW Engineering has above-average female enrolments at 23% (the national average is closer to 17%) and have set a goal of boosting female enrolments to 30% by 2020.

Most Influential Alumni

Four UNSW Engineering researchers and alumni appear among the coveted 2015 Knowledge Nation 100. About 20% of engineers that graduate each year from Australian universities graduate from UNSW. Engineers Australia in 2015 noted that twenty two per cent of top 100 most influential Engineers in Australia have graduated or are working at UNSW Engineering.

Following is the ranking for most preferred courses in engineering that are offered by UNSW.

UNSW is ranked in the top 3 in Australia for Civil Engineering, Mineral & Mining Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering as well as Mechanical Engineering, on the QS World University Rankings by Subject for 2018