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 (2021) in no fewer than six individual disciplines, with our Mining and Mineral Engineering program among the global top 10.

Enjoy incredible facilities and opportunities

Based at our main campus in the heart of the city, the University's engineering facilities are state-of-the-art. They include our:

  • Collaborative Design Facility, a high-tech networked space facilitating multi-party collaborative design innovation
  • Creation and Fabrication studios
  • 3D Prototyping Lab
  • Control, Automation, Robotics and Mechatronics Lab
  • Chemistry and Pharmaceutical engineering labs
  • Acoustic and Vibrations labs.
  • The Extraterrestrial Environmental Simulation (EXTERRES) laboratory

Plus, whatever engineering path you choose, 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.

Career prospects

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 #36 globally for Civil Engineering*
  • Ranked #50 globally for Computer Science and Engineering*
  • Four engineering disciplines ranked in the world's top 50*

*Academic Ranking of World Universities by Subject, 2022

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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.