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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.

Ranked Top 10 in Australia for Engineering and Technology2, undergraduate UniSA engineering studies incorporate strong theoretical teaching with experience-based learning. Students gain practical skills through 12 weeks' industry experience and, with access to first-class facilities, are offered the ideal academic blend. 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 and Mechanical Engineering. All four-year engineering degrees include an honours year and are accredited by Engineers Australia.

Double your opportunities by undertaking a Combined Degree program, which enables you to study two undergraduate degrees simultaneously in less time than two single degrees.

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

22019 THE Subject Rankings 

Key features

  • One of Australia's leading universities for Engineering research1.
  • 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 challenge and Formula SAE car.
  • Prepare for the workplace with 12 weeks’ industry experience and an optional full-semester internship.
  • Access first-class facilities such as the Engineering Mechatronics Laboratory and Experience One Studio.
  • Participate in an overseas study exchange and choose from over 25 countries and 60 universities worldwide.


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

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.

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.

2018 Excellence in Research for Australia

UniSA offers 22 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.

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:

Industry facts

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Employment for Engineering Professionals is projected to increase by 5 percent by May 2023.1

Australian Government Department of Jobs and Small Business, Occupational Employment Projections 2018

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Between 2015 and 2017, there was a recorded growth in engineering vacancies in Australia of 42.2 per cent.1

Vacancies for Engineers January 2017 Update, Engineers Australia

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Employment for Engineering Managers is projected to increase by 15.2 percent by May 2023.1

Australian Government, Department of Jobs and Small Business, Occupational Employment Projections 2018

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Jo Schneider talks about her experience as an Engineering student at UniSA

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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.*
*QILT: Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016-18 – 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 inclusiveness.*
*QS Stars rankings 2017