Interested in Engineering?

Study an engineering degree at one of Australia's leading universities for Engineering research1 and ranked No. 1 in SA for teaching quality and student experience2.

Our undergraduate engineering degrees incorporate strong theoretical teaching with experience-based learning through the UniSA STEM Professional Practice Program, with our aim to produce graduates with the skills to work creatively and sustainably in modern enterprise.

Choose from undergraduate specialisations in civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or surveying, or keep your options open and study a one-year flexible engineering program and transfer into a UniSA Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) with up to a full year of credit in your chosen specialisation.

Double your opportunities by undertaking a double degree in civil engineering, electrical engineering, or mechanical engineering, paired with business, which enables you to study two undergraduate degrees simultaneously in less time than two single degrees.

There are also pathway options into our engineering programs, including the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Flexible Entry).

1UniSA’s Engineering research rated well above world-class – 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).

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Key features

  • No.1 in SA for both teaching quality and student experience in Engineering.3
  • Flexible entry pathways, including a new pathway from the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Flexible Entry).
  • Common core engineering courses so you can change your specialisation based on your interests.
  • Get hands-on practical experience – previous projects include World's Longest Bike, Warman Design and Build Competition and Formula SAE car.
  • Access first-class facilities such as the Engineering Mechatronics Laboratory and Experience One Studio.
  • Most degrees professionally accredited by Engineers Australia (EA), with graduates eligible for membership with EA and comparable international institutions.
  • Develop competencies and gain real work experience through the UniSA STEM Professional Practice Program.

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Why UniSA?

UniSA is one of Australia’s leading universities for engineering research, with research rated well above world-class.1

As a UniSA Engineering student, you’ll learn how to become an engineer and graduate career-ready by completing the UniSA STEM Professional Practice Program and gain at least 450 hours of skills and competencies through a range of engagement activities such as placements, internships, guest lectures, industry panels, site visits, networking and events.

The UniSA STEM Professional Practice Program will prepare you for a professional career in engineering and outstanding candidates may be offered further employment opportunities as a result of their initial experience. Undertaking a placement or industry experience means that you will have experience in your field and on your resume before you graduate from university.

In addition, industry knowledge is embedded into our degrees in a number of different ways such as guest speakers, field trips and design projects. Graduates are ready to work in diverse, interdisciplinary teams and to solve complex world problems.

Our students benefit from access to UniSA's excellent engineering facilities2 and prestigious Future Industries Institute, which is focussed on building knowledge and capacity in core future industries. 

UniSA is an unstoppable university for unstoppable people. As one of the World’s Top Young Universities*, we’ll ensure you get the experience your future profession demands so it’ll feel like you’re studying one minute and in a career the next.

1 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)

2 ComparED (QILT) Student Experience Survey 2019-20 – Learning Resources Indicator (Postgraduate). Public SA-founded universities only.

*UNSTOPPABLE ® is a Kellogg Company trade mark used under licence. *Ranked #25, 2020 THE Young University Rankings. Ranked #29, 2021 QS Top 50 Universities Aged Under 50

Pathways into engineering

If you haven’t completed SACE Stage Mathematical Methods our Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Flexible Entry) offers the opportunity to complete first year engineering courses and catch up on the required math prerequisite in your first year of study. You can then transfer into your preferred engineering specialisation with up to one year of credit.

Explore our full range of pathway options below:

UniSA offers the following Engineering degrees

Choose your level of study

World-class partners for a world-class university

We are a globally connected university with over 2,500 industry and professional relationships that support student internships, research and community engagement.

Your career

There are a wide range of career options for highly qualified engineers, with employment opportunities in engineering consulting firms, construction companies, and local, state and federal government.

Graduates of our engineering degrees have found full-time work with respected organisations like the Orlando Wyndham Group, Origin Energy, Caroma, WMC (Olympic Dam), Aurecon, Bridgestone, DPTI, and SA Water.

Explore a range of engineering and construction careers here.

Your Career

Global networks

We are a globally connected university; our staff and students come from over 90 countries. We have more than 2,500 industry and professional relationships that support student internships, research and community engagement. UniSA has extensive research strengths and partnerships that provide a strong foundation for all our degree programs. Our research institutes and centres include:

 

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What others are saying

Mechanical engineering is a global degree that gave me the opportunity to travel to Lancaster in the United Kingdom for a semester exchange. This meant that I got to learn about mechanical engineering in another country and gain credit for the subjects I studied. I also undertook a one year internship with an international ship building company that I now work full-time with.

Tyron Bettison

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical and Mechatronic)

Tyron Bettison

Tyron Bettison

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical and Mechatronic)

The ease of access and breadth of learning resources available, including libraries, online journals and specialist applications, have made learning at UniSA stress-free and extremely insightful. With a focus on how engineering principles can be used to improve the health of an organisation, this course has allowed me to bridge the gap between organisational management and engineering management.

Liam Balfour Nicholls

Master of Engineering (Water Resources Management)

Liam Balfour Nicholls

Liam Balfour Nicholls

Master of Engineering (Water Resources Management)

I did not choose engineering but engineering chose me; I have always been in love with math and physics and after finishing high school I realised that nothing but engineering would satisfy my love to these topics. Civil engineering is hands on application of knowledge in math and physics. I am hoping that one day; I will be able to help people in poor countries to build cheaper and more sustainable housing.

Eriny Ramzy

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil)

Eriny Ramzy

Eriny Ramzy

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil)

While studying I completed the Santos Vacation Program, where I worked in Brisbane for three months with a team of engineers looking at the maintenance tasks of newly built gas compressor stations. I was able to apply what I learnt through my UniSA studies into practice and it was a great experience.

Dylan Hoskin

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Mechatronic)

Dylan Hoskin

Dylan Hoskin

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Mechatronic)

Why study at UniSA?

As one of the most innovative universities in Australia and Asia, there are many reasons to study with us. Here are just three:

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Accessible, helpful and flexible

We have six campuses, a 24/7 online learning environment, and we offer flexible study options like online and evening courses.

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Graduate success

UniSA is South Australia's number one university for graduate careers.*
*ComparED (QILT) Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017-19 – Full-time Employment Indicator (Undergraduate). Public SA- founded universities only.

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A five star university

Five stars for research, teaching, employability, internationalisation, facilities, social responsibility and innovation.*
*2020 QS Stars Ratings