From the massive infrastructure supporting our cities to the technology that heals, protects and connects us, engineers make modern life work.

  • Learn with a global engineering powerhouse

    As a University of Adelaide engineering student you'll be part of an incredibly high-achieving community. The overall quality of our broad suite of engineering programs is recognised by Times Higher Education (2022) as being among the top 100 in the world**. And we've achieved that same level of global recognition from Academic Ranking of World Universities (2022) in no fewer than four individual disciplines, with our Mining and Mineral Engineering subject area ranked #11 globally^.

  • Enjoy incredible facilities and opportunities

    Based at our main campus in the heart of the city, our engineering facilities are state-of-the-art and include our:

    • Collaborative Design Facility
    • Creation and Fabrication studios
    • 3D Prototyping Lab
    • Control, Automation, Robotics and Mechatronics Lab
    • Chemistry and Pharmaceutical engineering labs
    • Acoustic and Vibrations labs
    • Extraterrestrial Environmental Simulation (EXTERRES) laboratory.

    Additionally, our deep industry connections will link you to the professional world. You’ll have exciting internship opportunities; key industry figures will guide in-class projects; and leading employers will join you on campus for networking events.

    Plus, in your final year, you’ll complete a major project relevant to your specialisation to showcase at Ingenuity—South Australia’s largest STEM expo.

  • Career prospects

    Graduates of our Engineering programs qualify for professional membership with Engineers Australia—the peak body for engineering in Australia, and whose mutual recognition agreements with reciprocal organisations overseas ensure your qualifications can be recognised wherever your career takes you.

    Employment growth for the majority of engineering roles ranges broadly from stable to very strong, with STEM jobs predicted to grow nearly twice as fast as other occupations.

  • Ranked #16 globally for Electrical and Electronic Engineering*
  • Ranked #50 globally for Computer Science and Engineering^
  • Ranked #46 for Engineering^^

* US News Rankings of Best Global Universities by Subject, 2022
^ Academic Ranking of World Universities by Subject, 2022
^^US News, Subject Rankings, 2023
** THE World University Rankings by Subject, 2023
Department of Employment and Workplace Relations, Australian Government, 2020

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My interests in biology and chemistry lead me to choose pharmaceutical engineering, which is promising in terms of medical applications, pharmaceutical process improvement, affordable drug/ medication. Working in health/ pharmaceutical industry can also help to improve the health standards. I studied my first two years in Vietnam then I transferred to Uni Adelaide to complete the rest.