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Top 5 Engineering Faculties in Australia for 2023 Revealed

Considering studying engineering after school? Confused about which engineering school to attend or what course to take?

We’ve rounded up the top five engineering schools in Australia for 2023 with details on their faculties, undergraduate degrees available, entry requirements and more!

See who made the list!

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#5. The University of Sydney

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Rankings

The University of Sydney Engineering School is ranked at number 5 for Australian engineering schools according to QS Top Universities Rankings by Subject 2023.

It is also ranked: 

  • 4th for Mechanical, Aeronautical, and Manufacturing Engineering in Australia¬†
  • 4th for Electrical and Electronic Engineering in Australia¬†
  • 2nd for Civil and Structural Engineering in Australia¬†
  • 5th for Chemical Engineering in Australia¬†

The University of Sydney Engineering School is ranked equal 80th out of engineering schools globally by QS Top Universities Rankings by Subject 2023.

It is the 3rd best university in Australia, as ranked by QS Top Universities 2023!

About

Based at Sydney University’s Camperdown Campus, the University of Sydney School of Engineering and Computer Science offers a wide range of specialist undergraduate engineering degrees, from biomedical to aeronautical engineering.

The School boasts the largest biomedical engineering program in the southern hemisphere, and is currently in the process of receiving a multi-million dollar upgrade. 

The University of Sydney provides a number of specialty engineering and computer science undergraduate degrees, including a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Biomedical, Aeronautical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, and Software to name a few.

The faculty also offers a number of engineering double degrees, such as a Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Commerce.  

The School offers $10 million worth of engineering and computer science scholarships each year.

Entry Requirements

For the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), the 2023 ATAR requirement is 90.00. 

You can find specific undergraduate engineering course details here.

#4. Australian National University

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Rankings

The Australian National University (ANU) College of Engineering and Computer Science is ranked 4th for Australian Engineering and Technology schools according to QS Top Universities Rankings by Subject 2023.

ANU is also the best university overall in Australia according to QS Top Universities in Australia 2023 rankings! It also ranks: 

  • 3rd for Electrical Engineering in Australia¬†
  • 7th for Mechanical, Aeronautical, and Manufacturing Engineering in Australia¬†

ANU School of Engineering also ranks as #80 of the Top 100 Engineering Schools globally by QS Top Universities Rankings by Subject 2023.

About

ANU’s College of Engineering and Computer Science specialises in Engineering Research and Mechatronics.

The College offers a number of undergraduate engineering degrees, including: 

The College is also one of the few universities which offers Humanitarian Engineering as a minor, available in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours). 

There are a number of scholarships available, including Women in Engineering scholarships.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for the four-year Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) include: 

  1. 2023 Minimum ATAR of 85.00 
  2. Prerequisite of HSC Mathematics Advanced or equivalent.

Be sure to check out entry requirements for engineering specialisations as they vary degree to degree! There are also adjustment factors you can look into if you don’t meet the ATAR requirements.

#3. Monash University

Monash University Engineering Faculty

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Rankings

Monash University Engineering School is ranked 3rd in Australia for engineering according to QS Top Universities Rankings by Subject 2023. It is the 6th best university in Australia according to QS Top Universities 2023.

It is also ranked: 

  • 1st for Chemical Engineering in Australia¬†
  • 2nd for Mechanical, Aeronautical, and Manufacturing Engineering in Australia¬†
  • 4th for Civil and Structural Engineering in Australia¬†
  • 5th for Electrical Engineering in Australia¬†
  • 6th for Mineral and Mining Engineering in Australia¬†

Monash University School of Engineering is ranked number 70 of engineering schools globally by QS Top Universities Rankings by Subject 2023.

About

Established in 1961 at Monash University’s Clayton campus, the Monash University School of Engineering is the second oldest engineering faculty in Victoria, following the Melbourne School of Engineering.

The schools within the Monash Engineering Faculty include:

There are a number of degree pathways available at Monash University to become a qualified engineer. Some pathways include a 4-year Bachelor of Engineering or a 5 year Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Engineering.

Bachelor of Engineering students at Monash University can specialise in any 5 areas, including: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical & Computer Systems Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, and Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering. 

There are also a number of undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships available.

Entry Requirements

  1. 2023 Guaranteed Entry: 85.
  2. Subject Prerequisites: English, Maths and a Science (Chemistry or Physics).

#2. The University of Melbourne

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Rankings

Melbourne Engineering School is ranked 2nd in Australia for Engineering according to QS Top Universities Rankings by Subject 2023. It is the 2nd best overall university according to the 2023 QS Top Universities!

It is also ranked: 

  • 2nd for Mechanical, Aeronautical, and Manufacturing Engineering in Australia¬†
  • 3rd for Chemical Engineering in Australia¬†
  • 2nd for Electrical Engineering in Australia¬†
  • 3rd for Civil and Structural Engineering in Australia¬†
  • 6th for Mineral and Mining Engineering in Australia

Melbourne Engineering School is ranked 50th of engineering schools globally by QS Top Universities Rankings 2023.

About

The Melbourne School of Engineering is the oldest engineering faculty in Australia, and is based at the University of Melbourne’s Parkville Campus.

The school has a total of 477 other academic staff, with over 11,000 domestic students and almost 7,000 international students.

The Melbourne School of Engineering also has a number of exchange partners as part of the AOTULE network which provides exchange opportunities at the top engineering schools across Asia and Oceania.

There are four speciality schools within the faculty include the School of Computing and Information Systems, School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering and School of Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering.

Possible majors to complete as part of an undergraduate degree at the Melbourne School of Engineering include: 

  • Bioengineering (Biomedical) Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computing & Software Systems
  • Digital Technologies
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronic Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Spatial Engineering

Becoming a qualified engineer through the Melbourne School of Engineering requires a 3 year undergraduate degree and a 2 year Masters of Engineering in a chosen specialisation. 

Entry Requirements

Entry into an Engineering degree at the University of Melbourne includes a minimum ATAR of 88.00 in 2023 (depending on your chosen undergraduate degree.

#1. The University of New South Wales (UNSW) 

UNSW Engineering

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Rankings

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) Engineering School is ranked number 1 for Australian engineering and technology schools according to QS Top Universities Rankings by Subject 2023. It is Australia’s 4th best university overall, as ranked by QS Top Universities 2023!

It is also ranked: 

  • 1st for Civil and Structural Engineering in Australia¬†
  • 1st for Electrical Engineering in Australia¬†
  • 2nd for Petroleum Engineering in Australia
  • 2nd for Mineral and Mining Engineering in Australia¬†
  • 4th for Chemical Engineering in Australia¬†
  • 1st for Mechanical, Aeronautical, and Manufacturing Engineering in Australia

The UNSW School of Engineering is ranked 49th of engineering schools globally by QS Top Universities Rankings by Subject 2023.

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About

Based at the UNSW’s Kensington Campus in Sydney, the UNSW Faculty of Engineering was established in 1949.

It has eight engineering schools, including: 

  • Biomedical
  • Chemical¬†
  • Civil & Environmental¬†
  • Computer science¬†
  • Electrical & Telecommunication¬†
  • Mechanical & Manufacturing¬†
  • Minerals & Energy resources¬†
  • Photovoltaic & Renewable Energy

The engineering faculty is the largest in Australia, with 2235 undergraduate student enrolments, 50 academic staff, 30 school professional and technical staff, and 30 research staff in the school of Civil and Environmental engineering alone! 

There are 25 engineering specific undergraduate specialisations, offered through degrees such as chemical engineering (honours) and civil engineering.

There is also a four-year Bachelor of Engineering which includes a ‚Äėflexible first year‚Äô to those who are not sure what specific engineering they would like to pursue.

Double degrees, such as a Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Computer Science can also be undertaken. There are also a number of postgraduate coursework degrees available.

You can find more information regarding undergraduate degrees on offer.

There are also a number of undergraduate scholarships available, such as Women in Engineering Scholarships and a Co-Op Program for those in Engineering. 

Entry Requirements

  1. 2023 ATAR: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) 90.00
  2. Assumed knowledge: Physics and Extension 1 Mathematics.

And that wraps up the top 5 Engineering Schools in Australia for 2023!


Grace Mitchell hopes to one day stand in front of a Year 12 Modern History class teaching the history of the Soviet Union, or have an insightful discussion with a Year 10 English class on race relations in To Kill a Mockingbird. Either way, Grace is beginning her teaching journey studying a Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences)/Bachelor of Arts at Sydney University. Grace loves to learn new things, write short stories and opinion pieces, read, and play contemporary Australian compositions on the clarinet. When she is not learning ‚Äď if that is possible ‚Äď Grace loves to sit and watch the sun set.

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