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Top 5 Engineering Faculties in Australia for 2021 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 2021 with details on their faculties, undergraduate degrees available, entry requirements and more!

See who made the list!

#5. Australian National University

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Rankings

The Australian National University (ANU) College of Engineering and Computer Science is ranked at number 5 for Australian engineering and technology schools according to QS Top Universities Rankings by Subject 2021.

It is also ranked: 

  • 4th for Electrical Engineering in Australia 
  • 6th for Mechanical, Aeronautical, and Manufacturing Engineering in Australia 

ANU School of Engineering is ranked number 79 of engineering schools globally by QS Top Universities Rankings by Subject 2021.

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. Minimum ATAR of 90.00 
  2. Prerequisite of HSC Mathematics. 

Be sure to check out entry requirements for engineering specialisations as they vary degree to degree!

#4. The University of Sydney

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Rankings

The University of Sydney Engineering School is ranked at number 4 for Australian engineering schools according to QS Top Universities Rankings by Subject 2021.

It is also ranked: 

  • 2nd for Civil and Structural Engineering in Australia 
  • 3rd for Mechanical, Aeronautical, and Manufacturing Engineering in Australia 

The University of Sydney Engineering School is ranked number equal 65th of engineering schools globally by QS Top Universities Rankings by Subject 2021.

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 ATAR requirement is 92.00. 

You can find specific undergraduate engineering course details here.

#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 2021.

It is also ranked: 

  • 1st for Chemical Engineering in Australia 
  • 3rd for Civil and Structural Engineering in Australia
  • 4th for Mechanical, Aeronautical, and Manufacturing Engineering in Australia 
  • 5th for Electrical Engineering in Australia
  • 5th for Mineral and Mining Engineering in Australia 

Monash University School of Engineering is ranked number 58 of engineering schools globally by QS Top Universities Rankings by Subject 2021.

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.

More information regarding degree specifications can be found here.

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. Selection rank/ATAR: This slightly depending on the type of engineering degree, however most require a 92.3 selection rank or ATAR.
  2. Subject Prerequisites: English, Maths and a Science (Chemistry or Physics).

You can find more details on the minimum entry requirements here. 

#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 2021.

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 
  • 4th for Civil and Structural Engineering in Australia

Melbourne Engineering School is ranked 50th of engineering schools globally by QS Top Universities Rankings 2021.

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 undergraduate Engineering Bachelor’s degree at the University of Melbourne includes a minimum ATAR of 96.00.

#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 2021.

It is also ranked: 

    • 1st for Civil and Structural Engineering in Australia 
    • 1st for Electrical Engineering in Australia 
    • 3rd 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 number 36 of engineering schools globally by QS Top Universities Rankings by Subject 2021.

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 ‘flexible first year’ 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 here!

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. ATAR: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) 93.00, Bachelor of Civil engineering/Architecture (95.00) and a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Master of Electrical Engineering (96.00).
  2. Assumed knowledge: Physics and Extension 1 Mathematics.

See the student handbook for more information regarding degree specific entry requirements, available here.

And that wraps up the top 5 Engineering Schools in Australia for 2021!


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 – if that is possible – Grace loves to sit and watch the sun set.

 

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