Interested in Engineering?

Almost every innovation in today’s world – from turning on a light switch to supplying entire communities with power – has an aspect of engineering.

Our undergraduate UniSA engineering studies incorporate strong theoretical teaching with experience-based learning through the UniSA STEM Professional Practice Program. Students benefit from access to first-class facilities. Our aim is to produce graduates with the skills to work creatively and sustainably in modern enterprise.

Postgraduate students are supported by our engineering research – ranked well above world-class1 – and our extensive industry connections and experience.

Choose from undergraduate specialisations in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering. All four-year engineering degrees include an honours year and are accredited by Engineers Australia.

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

Key features

  • Most degrees professionally accredited by Engineers Australia (EA), with graduates eligible for membership with EA and comparable international institutions.
  • Get hands-on practical experience – previous projects include World's Longest Bike, Warman Design and Build Competition and Formula SAE car.
  • Develop competencies and gain real work experience through the UniSA STEM Professional Practice Program.
  • Access first-class facilities such as the Engineering Mechatronics Laboratory and Experience One Studio.

Why UniSA?

UniSA engineering research is rated well above world-class1 and our students benefit from access to UniSA's prestigious Future Industries Institute, which is focussed on building knowledge and capacity in core future industries.

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.

You will graduate as a highly employable and professional engineer, with strong social and cultural sensibilities. Industry knowledge is embedded into our degrees in a number of different ways such as guest speakers, field trips and design projects, to ensure our students are well prepared for their careers. After graduation, you will be ready to work in diverse, interdisciplinary teams and to solve complex world problems.

All of our Engineering Honours programs share a common first-year, so choosing Engineering at UniSA offers you the ultimate flexibility. Should you wish to pursue a different specialty after completing your first-year, you can switch to an alternative Engineering program and receive credit for the courses completed. Start now, decide later.

On-campus teaching for Engineering programs is based at the Mawson Lakes campus. Only 20 minutes from the city centre with easy parking. The Mawson Lakes campus is also accessible by bus and train with the Mawson Lakes train station only a short walk.

12018 Excellence in Research for Australia

UniSA offers the following Engineering degrees

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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.

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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:


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.


Graduate success

UniSA is South Australia's number one university for graduate careers.*
*ComparED (QILT) Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019-21 – Full-time Employment Indicator (Undergraduate). SA public universities.


A five star university

Five stars for research, employability, teaching, facilities, internationalisation, inclusiveness and innovation*
*2023 QS Stars Ratings