About us

Welcome to UNSW Engineering

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Our history

UNSW Engineering was founded in 1949. The faculty has rapidly grown, expanding from four founding schools to eight, to include new ground-breaking fields such as Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering.

For more than 70 years, the faculty has been the major hub for engineering studies and research in Australia. We offer the most comprehensive range of engineering degrees in the country and our internationally renowned research programs have seen us become world leaders in quantum computing research.

Our priority has always been to train industry-ready engineers and undertake crucial research to solve today’s pressing issues and challenges. To achieve this, we remain committed to our international focus and will continue to leverage the insights we gain from our global interactions.


Rankings & reputation

When you choose to join UNSW Engineering, you become part of the #1 engineering faculty in Australia.

We foster the highest number of female students of any engineering faculty, while our graduates receive the highest starting salaries of all Go8 universities.

UNSW 2025 strategic plan

The UNSW 2025 Strategic Plan sets out the priorities that will guide UNSW through the next decade to be Australia’s Global University. We aim to make a real difference to communities by leading discovery, problem-solving innovation, education, thought leadership and a commitment to advancing a just society.


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