Computer Hardware Engineering

Support a range of critical industries like healthcare, finance, and green technology

Computer Science Engineer students

What is Computer Hardware Engineering?

Computer Hardware Engineers design and develop computer systems as well as the hardware elements. It’s how we maintain our vast networks of computer technology and are able to develop new efficient technology like smart watches and smart phones that fold or bend. Computer Hardware Engineering supports a range of critical industries like healthcare, finance, and green technology.

Why study Computer Hardware Engineering?

This study area is incredibly broad and gives you plenty of flexibility while you study and when it comes to getting a job. You’ll study maths and physics as well as core computing, digital design and electronics courses. You also have the choice to study electives in areas like networks, operating systems, embedded systems, telecommunications, and artificial intelligence.

Why choose UNSW?

Become a leader in innovation and development of new technologies that impact the world when you study Computer Hardware Engineering. We're ranked 4th in Australia for Computer Science according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2024. UNSW Computer Science and Engineering is one of the largest schools of its kind in Australia with technically challenging computing degrees to prepare you to excel in the industry. 

What about careers?

If you love working to create new things, computer hardware engineering is a great career for you. Computer Hardware Engineers are typically found in research laboratories working on different types of computer models. Many computer hardware engineers work in high tech manufacturing firms, computer system design firms, research and design firm or for the government.

Career options include: 

  • Network Architect 
  • Computer and Information Research
  • IT Specialist 
  • Computer Hardware Engineer

How can I study Computer Hardware Engineering?

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