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Discipline Overview

Architectural engineering bridges the gap between the professions of architect and engineer. If you are interested in engineering and ecologically sustainable design this degree will develop your integrative design skills, and inspire you to create buildings that are functional, efficient, beautiful, stimulating and have minimal environmental impact.

Key employability skills

  • Demonstrate professional knowledge, with a strong grounding in engineering and architecture & awareness of current local and international trends and challenges
  • Conceptual thinkers, who combine creativity with the mathematical ability to challenge the traditional boundaries of structural design.
  • Creativity and inventiveness to meet the expectations of their employers and clients  in building and construction industries
  • Communicate clearly and coherently in discussions with architects, builders and contractors. This can be complex work which requires coordination with many different parties to consider spatial requirements, costs, safety, workability and structural adequacy.
  • Develop innovative integrated solutions to complex problems
  • Show respect for the views, values and culture of others in settings involving colleagues, clients, communities and end users, and consider alternate perspectives in design and project management.
  • Make complex considerations in regards to professional ethics and accountability, account for and mitigate risk, and operate with a commitment to professionalism in all work.
  • Appreciate the importance of sustainable design, and seek to maximise positive social and environmental outcomes in engineering design, practice and development.

Related occupations

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  • Architectural Engineer
  • Architectural Specification Manager
  • Design Engineer
  • Building Services Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Ecologically Sustainable Design (ESD) Engineer
  • Construction Manager
  • Building Designer
  • Façade Engineer

Employers

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  • Arup
  • Alto
  • AECOM
  • Multiplex
  • Brookfield
  • Stantec
  • Lendlease
  • Northrop

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies.

Below are examples of graduate employers who may take Architectural Engineering graduates into their graduate programs.

  • Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development & Cities
  • 7-Eleven
  • Turner & Townsend
  • ACMA
  • Stockland
  • Victorian Government

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Postgraduate study options

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Discipline Overview

Biomedical Engineering is a multi-disciplinary field that enables engineers to combine engineering principles with biological and medical sciences. Developments in biomedical engineering provide vital skills and knowledge to enable change to the national health system and improve people’s lives, for example, developments in imaging, instrumentation, robotics, scaffolding, materials engineering, computer science and prosthetics.

Key employability skills

  • Demonstrate professional knowledge, with a strong grounding in engineering & awareness of current local and international trends and challenges.
  • Skills in gathering & synthesising information independently to support an argument or strategy.
  • Analyse data & evaluate the validity of findings and exercise critical judgement in determining new directions and strategies for carrying out further investigation.
  • Develop innovative solutions to complex engineering problems.
  • Communicate clearly and coherently in writing to a range of audiences, with an ability to integrate knowledge, research, data, analysis and critical evaluation.
  • Communicate verbally to a range of audiences using appropriate language in presentations, consultation and negotiation.
  • Work productively as part of a team with the capacity for leadership, recognising the roles, responsibilities and accountabilities of team members.
  • Show respect for the views, values and culture of others in settings involving colleagues, clients, communities and end users, and consider alternate perspectives in design and project management.
  • Make complex considerations in regards to professional ethics and accountability, account for and mitigate risk, and operate with a commitment to professionalism in all work.
  • Appreciate the importance of sustainable engineering design, and seek to maximise positive social and environmental outcomes in engineering design, practice and development.

Related occupations

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  • Graduate Biomedical Engineer
  • Medical Device Sales Support
  • Biomedical Project & Process Engineer
  • Service Engineer
  • Production Technician
  • Development Scientist

Employers

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  • Fresenius Kabi
  • Bluechiip
  • Paragon Care Limited
  • TETEC Tissue Engineering Technologies
  • EnvisionTEC
  • Boston Scientific
  • ConMed Australia
  • Stryker

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies.

Below are examples of graduate employers who take Biomedical Engineering graduates into their graduate programs.

  • ResMed
  • Fresenius Kabi
  • Stryker

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Discipline Overview

Civil engineers build and maintain the infrastructure of advanced modern living. They plan, design, construct, operate and maintain everything from buildings to bridges, tunnels and dams, highways and airports, power plants, water and sewerage systems. Using computer technologies and advanced materials, Civil engineers design structures that meet the needs of a growing population while protecting the environment, reducing the dangers from natural phenomena and considering the future needs of the community.

Key employability skills

  • Demonstrate professional knowledge, with a strong grounding in engineering & awareness of current local and international trends and challenges.
  • Skills in gathering & synthesising information independently to support an argument or strategy.
  • Analyse data & evaluate the validity of findings and exercise critical judgement in determining new directions and strategies for carrying out further investigation.
  • Develop innovative solutions to complex engineering problems
  • Communicate clearly and coherently in writing to a range of audiences, with an ability to integrate knowledge, research, data, analysis and critical evaluation.
  • Communicate verbally to a range of audiences using appropriate language in presentations, consultation and negotiation.
  • Work productively as part of a team with the capacity for leadership, recognising the roles, responsibilities and accountabilities of team members.
  • Show respect for the views, values and culture of others in settings involving colleagues, clients, communities and end users, and consider alternate perspectives in design and project management.
  • Make complex considerations in regards to professional ethics and accountability, account for and mitigate risk, and operate with a commitment to professionalism in all work.
  • Appreciate the importance of sustainable engineering design, and seek to maximise positive social and environmental outcomes in engineering design, practice and development.

Related occupations

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  • Airfield Engineer
  • Civil Design Engineer
  • Civil/Asset Engineer
  • Civil/IT Engineer
  • Civil/Structural Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Development Engineer
  • Document Controller
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Estimator/Design Engineer
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • Graduate Mining Engineer
  • Graduate Structural Engineer
  • Harbour Engineer
  • Highway Engineer
  • Hydraulic /Water Resources Engineer
  • Materials and Testing Engineer
  • Project Management Consultant
  • Railway Design Engineer
  • Rail Engineer
  • Site Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Traffic Engineer
  • Transport Engineer

Employers

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  • Abergeldie Contractors
  • Allied Mine Services
  • Arup
  • BHP Billiton
  • Bovis Lend Lease
  • Brookfield Multiplex
  • Cardno
  • Coffey Geotechnics
  • Davron Engineering Pty Ltd
  • HATCH Associates
  • John Holland Pty Ltd
  • Jones Nicholson Consulting Engineers
  • Kellogg Brown Root
  • Leighton Contractors
  • LSW Consulting Engineering
  • Northrop Consulting Engineers
  • NSW Roads and Maritime Service
  • Piling Contractors
  • Royal Australian Air Force
  • Shellharbour City Council
  • Shoalhaven City Council
  • SOTO Group
  • Tracey Brunstrom and Hammond
  • Westlink Services
  • Wollongong City Council

Key industry job websites

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies.

Below are examples of graduate employers who take Civil Engineering graduates into their graduate programs

  • Holcim
  • Multiplex
  • Aurecon
  • SMEC
  • CIMIC Group
  • GHD
  • Rio Tinto
  • Fulton Hogan
  • Thales
  • Norman Disney & Young
  • Lendlease
  • Caltex
  • Arup
  • Sydney Water
  • John Holland
  • Woodside
  • Jacobs
  • Monadelphous
  • Mars
  • Hilti
  • Downer
  • Laing O’Rourke
  • Transurban Group
  • Glencore
  • Evolution Mining
  • Transport for NSW
  • Perich Constructions (NSW)
  • Stockland
  • Winslow Constructors
  • NSW Government

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Discipline Overview

Computer engineers design computers and/or computer systems, hardware and software to control sensors, embedded devices and manufacturing or industrial plants. This field of engineering not only focuses on how computer systems themselves work, but how they integrate into the larger picture. Computer engineers can choose to work in many areas such as networking, control and automation, multimedia, image processing, machine vision and intelligent systems. They work across a wide range of sectors including manufacturing, medical, transport, telecommunication, government, mining and finance, any industry which requires personnel with expertise in the design and applications of computer hardware, especially the interfacing of computers with other machinery.

Specialisations

  • Demonstrate professional knowledge, with a strong grounding in engineering & awareness of current local and international trends and challenges.
  • Skills in gathering & synthesising information independently to support an argument or strategy.
  • Analyse data & evaluate the validity of findings and exercise critical judgement in determining new directions and strategies for carrying out further investigation.
  • Develop innovative solutions to complex engineering problems
  • Communicate clearly and coherently in writing to a range of audiences, with an ability to integrate knowledge, research, data, analysis and critical evaluation.
  • Communicate verbally to a range of audiences using appropriate language in presentations, consultation and negotiation.
  • Work productively as part of a team with the capacity for leadership, recognising the roles, responsibilities and accountabilities of team members.
  • Show respect for the views, values and culture of others in settings involving colleagues, clients, communities and end users, and consider alternate perspectives in design and project management.
  • Make complex considerations in regards to professional ethics and accountability, account for and mitigate risk, and operate with a commitment to professionalism in all work.
  • Appreciate the importance of sustainable engineering design, and seek to maximise positive social and environmental outcomes in engineering design, practice and development.

Related occupations

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  • Computer Architect
  • Computer Engineer
  • Computer Technician
  • Control Systems Engineer
  • Corporate Engineering Support Technician
  • Data Communications Specialist
  • Embedded Software Engineer
  • Hardware Design Engineer
  • Hardware/Software Engineer
  • Help Desk Officer
  • Information Technology Professional
  • IT Graduate
  • Network Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Regional Manger
  • Signal Engineer
  • Signal Processing Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Support Engineer
  • Technical Internal Sales Engineer
  • Technical Officer
  • Test Analyst
  • Test Development Engineer
  • Electrician
  • Wireless Communications Network Engineer

Employers

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  • ABB Australia Pty Ltd
  • AECOM
  • Agilent Technologies
  • AMP Control
  • Australian Broadcasting Association
  • Cae Australia
  • Cisco Systems Australia
  • Department of Education
  • Endeavour Energy
  • Ericsson
  • Excell Control Pty Ltd
  • Fiber Optics Design and Construction
  • Google Australia
  • Ivox Communications
  • LandJ Computers
  • Macquarie Group
  • Telecommunications & IT Research Centre

Key industry job websites

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies.

Below are examples of graduate employers who take Electrical Engineering graduates into their graduate programs.

  • AECOM
  • Cisco
  • Department of Defence
  • Wipro
  • Allianz
  • Deloitte
  • IBM
  • BP
  • KPMG
  • NAB
  • Softel Systems
  • NBN
  • Cisco
  • Accenture
  • Datacom
  • Tata Consultancy Services
  • Atlassian
  • Dimension Data

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Postgraduate study options

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Course information

Discipline Overview

Electrical Engineering focuses on electrical and electronic devices and systems, computer systems, telecommunications, control and electrical power engineering. Electrical engineers play a vital role in renewable energy generation, heavy industry and manufacturing installations, robotics and automation, mining and electrical power distribution. Electrical engineers are highly sought after for their expertise in the development and application of sustainable electrical and electronic systems across a wide range of sectors.

Key employability skills

  • Demonstrate professional knowledge, with a strong grounding in engineering & awareness of current local and international trends and challenges.
  • Skills in gathering & synthesising information independently to support an argument or strategy.
  • Analyse data & evaluate the validity of findings and exercise critical judgement in determining new directions and strategies for carrying out further investigation.
  • Develop innovative solutions to complex engineering problems.
  • Communicate clearly and coherently in writing to a range of audiences, with an ability to integrate knowledge, research, data, analysis and critical evaluation.
  • Communicate verbally to a range of audiences using appropriate language in presentations, consultation and negotiation.
  • Work productively as part of a team with the capacity for leadership, recognising the roles, responsibilities and accountabilities of team members.
  • Show respect for the views, values and culture of others in settings involving colleagues, clients, communities and end users, and consider alternate perspectives in design and project management.
  • Make complex considerations in regards to professional ethics and accountability, account for and mitigate risk, and operate with a commitment to professionalism in all work.
  • Appreciate the importance of sustainable engineering design, and seek to maximise positive social and environmental outcomes in engineering design, practice and development.

Related occupations

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  • Control Systems Engineer
  • Corporate Engineering Support Technician
  • Data Communications Specialist
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrical Reliability Engineer
  • Electronic Equipment Technician
  • Graduate Electrical Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Regional Manger
  • Signal Engineer
  • Signal Processing Engineer
  • Support Engineer
  • Technical Internal Sales Engineer
  • Technical Officer
  • Electrician
  • Wireless Communications Network Engineer

Employers

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  • AECOM
  • Bluescope Steel
  • Endeavour Energy
  • Ericsson
  • Excell Control Pty Ltd
  • Fiber Optics Design and Construction
  • Google Australia
  • Ivox Communications
  • Joy Mining Machinery
  • KBrown Electrical
  • Newcrest Mining
  • Railcorp
  • Roads & Traffic Authority

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies.

Below are examples of graduate employers who take Electrical Engineering graduates into their graduate programs.

  • Holcim
  • Aurecon
  • Department of Defence
  • CIMIC Group
  • Mars GHD
  • Rio Tinto |Thales
  • Norman Disney & Young
  • Lendlease
  • Caltex
  • nbn
  • Sydney Water
  • AECOM
  • Cisco
  • Vodaphone
  • Optus
  • Transurban Group
  • Glencore
  • Transport for NSW
  • Stockland
  • NSW Government

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Post graduate/additional studies

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Course information

Discipline Overview

The key priority for Environmental engineers is a concern for the environment and how it interacts with people and projects. Their work involves developing engineering solutions to environmental problems that impact our land, water and air quality, with an aim for sustainable development.

Environmental engineering embraces broad environmental concerns, including water quality and supply, groundwater protection and remediation, wastewater treatment, indoor and outdoor air pollution, solid and hazardous waste disposal, supply of safe drinking water, cleaning contaminated sites, preserving sensitive wetlands, and prevention of pollution through product and process design. Environmental engineers balance competing technical, social and legal issues concerning the use of environmental resources.

Key employability skills

 

  • Demonstrate professional knowledge, with a strong grounding in engineering & awareness of current local and international trends and challenges.
  • Skills in gathering & synthesising information independently to support an argument or strategy.
  • Analyse data & evaluate the validity of findings and exercise critical judgement in determining new directions and strategies for carrying out further investigation.
  • Develop innovative solutions to complex engineering problems
  • Communicate clearly and coherently in writing to a range of audiences, with an ability to integrate knowledge, research, data, analysis and critical evaluation.
  • Communicate verbally to a range of audiences using appropriate language in presentations, consultation and negotiation.
  • Work productively as part of a team with the capacity for leadership, recognising the roles, responsibilities and accountabilities of team members.
  • Show respect for the views, values and culture of others in settings involving colleagues, clients, communities and end users, and consider alternate perspectives in design and project management.
  • Make complex considerations in regards to professional ethics and accountability, account for and mitigate risk, and operate with a commitment to professionalism in all work.
  • Appreciate the importance of sustainable engineering design, and seek to maximise positive social and environmental outcomes in engineering design, practice and development

 

Related occupations

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  • Assistant Environmental Health, Project Officer
  • Climate Change & Sustainability Consultant
  • Coastal Management Engineer
  • Environmental Advisor
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Environmental Monitor
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • Hydrologist
  • Irrigation Engineer
  • Planning & Operations Officer
  • Pollution Management Engineer
  • Process Manager
  • Site Engineer
  • Slab Yard Shift Export Coordinator
  • Water Treatment Engineer
  • Water Resources Engineer

Employers

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  • Baulderstone Pty Ltd
  • BHP Billiton
  • Bluescope Steel
  • Bowman & Associates
  • Ernst & Young
  • Kiama Municipal Council
  • Leighton
  • Lyall & Associates Consulting Water Engineers
  • NSW Roads & Traffic Authority
  • Santos
  • SNC Lavalin
  • Sydney Water
  • Tamworth Regional Council
  • Thiess Pty Ltd
  • Transpacific
  • Water Infrastructure Group

Key industry job websites

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies.

Below are examples of graduate employers who take Environmental Engineering graduates into their graduate programs.

  • Holcim
  • Multiplex
  • Aurecon
  • SMEC
  • CIMIC Group
  • GHD
  • Rio Tinto
  • Fulton Hogan
  • Thales
  • | Sydney Water
  • Woodside
  • Mars
  • NSW Government
  • ShineHub PTY LTD

Professional bodies and associations

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Postgraduate study options

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 If you are interested furthering your studies in your field, UOW offers:

Course information

Discipline Overview

Technology can only advance if someone creates the materials needed to turn ideas into reality. Materials engineers play a key role in reducing environmental impact through recycling, redesigning processes to reduce waste, and developing high performance materials for new energy technologies. Materials engineers apply knowledge of science and engineering to turn raw materials into finished products: everything from construction materials and consumer goods to advanced electronics and biomedical implants such as artificial muscles and bionic eyes. They understand how the structure and properties of materials can be controlled by composition and processing. They design and select materials and processing methods to suit a particular application.

There are countless opportunities in materials engineering, as the field supports every branch of engineering. Graduates work everywhere, from mining, materials processing, and manufacturing to aerospace and biotechnology. Many are researchers, creating new materials like superconductors and nanoparticles.

Key employability skills

  • Demonstrate professional knowledge, with a strong grounding in engineering & awareness of current local and international trends and challenges.
  • Skills in gathering & synthesising information independently to support an argument or strategy.
  • Analyse data & evaluate the validity of findings and exercise critical judgement in determining new directions and strategies for carrying out further investigation
  • Develop innovative solutions to complex engineering problems
  • Communicate clearly and coherently in writing to a range of audiences, with an ability to integrate knowledge, research, data, analysis and critical evaluation.
  • Communicate verbally to a range of audiences using appropriate language in presentations, consultation and negotiation.
  • Work productively as part of a team with the capacity for leadership, recognising the roles, responsibilities and accountabilities of team members.
  • Show respect for the views, values and culture of others in settings involving colleagues, clients, communities and end users, and consider alternate perspectives in design and project management.
  • Make complex considerations in regards to professional ethics and accountability, account for and mitigate risk, and operate with a commitment to professionalism in all work.
  • Appreciate the importance of sustainable engineering design, and seek to maximise positive social and environmental outcomes in engineering design, practice and development.

Related occupations

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  • Biomaterials Engineer
  • Data Management Engineer
  • Graduate Materials Engineer
  • Graduate Metallurgist Engineer
  • Laboratory Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Metallurgist Engineer
  • Metallurgist
  • Mineral Process Engineer
  • Nanotechnologist
  • Operations Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Product Development Engineer
  • Project Assistant
  • Process Engineer
  • Smelter Metallurgist
  • Technical and Development Engineer
  • Trainee Material Scientist

Employers

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  • AECOM Australia
  • BHP Billiton
  • Bluescope Steel
  • Bradken
  • Ford Motor Co
  • Hydromet Ltd
  • Nyrstar
  • Pioneer Road Services Pty Ltd
  • Rio Tinto
  • Thales Australia
  • Xstrata Zinc

Key industry job websites

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies.

Below are examples of graduate employers who take Materials Engineering graduates into their graduate programs.

  • Accenture
  • BP
  • BHP Billiton
  • Caltex
  • Lendlease
  • Ford Australia
  • TransGrid
  • TSA Management
  • 7-Eleven Australia
  • Rio Tinto

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Course information

Discipline Overview

Mechanical engineers design, build, test and maintain all kinds of machines from robots to cars to space vehicles. They are continually designing, building and testing new forms of environmentally safe technologies such as solar energy, solar vehicles, and wave and wind energy. They are also involved in advanced manufacturing, materials handling, powder technology, automotive technology, and biomechanics.

Specialisations

  • Demonstrate professional knowledge, with a strong grounding in engineering & awareness of current local and international trends and challenges.
  • Skills in gathering & synthesising information independently to support an argument or strategy.
  • Analyse data & evaluate the validity of findings and exercise critical judgement in determining new directions and strategies for carrying out further investigation.
  • Develop innovative solutions to complex engineering problems
  • Communicate clearly and coherently in writing to a range of audiences, with an ability to integrate knowledge, research, data, analysis and critical evaluation.
  • Communicate verbally to a range of audiences using appropriate language in presentations, consultation and negotiation.
  • Work productively as part of a team with the capacity for leadership, recognising the roles, responsibilities and accountabilities of team members.
  • Show respect for the views, values and culture of others in settings involving colleagues, clients, communities and end users, and consider alternate perspectives in design and project management.
  • Make complex considerations in regards to professional ethics and accountability, account for and mitigate risk, and operate with a commitment to professionalism in all work.
  • Appreciate the importance of sustainable engineering design, and seek to maximise positive social and environmental outcomes in engineering design, practice and development.

Related occupations

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  • Acoustic Engineer
  • Applications Engineer
  • Asset Improvement Coordinator
  • Automotive Engineer
  • Aviation Technician
  • Building Services Engineer
  • Compliance Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Engineering Technician
  • Graduate Building Engineer
  • Graduate Engineer
  • Graduate Project Engineer
  • Graduate Sustainability Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Manufacturing Systems Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • NWD Field Engineer
  • Operations Manager
  • Plant Engineer
  • Service Engineer
  • Site Engineer
  • Structural Engineer

Employers

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  • ABB Australia
  • AECOM
  • Arup Pty Ltd
  • Baker Hughes
  • Bluescope Steel
  • Delta Electricity
  • Department of Defence
  • Downer EDI Rail
  • Envision Solutions Pty Ltd
  • Hansen Yundken
  • High Lube Fluid Engines
  • Human Impact Engineering
  • Nacco Materials Handling
  • Nepean Conveyors
  • Project Portfolio Management
  • Thiess Pty Ltd
  • Transfield Services
  • Tyree Industries

Key industry job websites

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies.

Below are examples of graduate employers who take Mechanical Engineering graduates into their graduate programs

  • Holcim
  • Multiplex
  • Aurecon
  • Department of Defence
  • Mars
  • CIMIC Group
  • Transdev
  • GHD
  • Thales
  • Caltex
  • BP
  • IXOM
  • Sydney Water
  • Arup
  • Dulux Group
  • Hilti
  • Downer
  • ITW Construction Asia Pacific
  • Unilever
  • Honeywell
  • SEW-Eurodrive
  • Ford
  • Transport for NSW
  • BOC

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Course information

Discipline overview

Mechatronic engineering is the combination of mechanical, electrical and computer technologies. Industrial robots are a famous example of mechatronic engineering: computer-controlled mechanical arms capable of performing manual labour with greater strength, speed and efficiency than a human. The reality is computer control of systems is so commonplace in homes, business and industry that nearly everyone uses a mechatronic system every day, from washing machines to central air-conditioning, cameras and computer printers. A Mechatronic engineer's skill for combining and refining elements to improve the whole makes them valuable in fields such as digital electronics, manufacturing, information technology and robotics.

Specialisations

  • Demonstrate professional knowledge, with a strong grounding in engineering & awareness of current local and international trends and challenges.
  • Skills in gathering & synthesising information independently to support an argument or strategy.
  • Analyse data & evaluate the validity of findings and exercise critical judgement in determining new directions and strategies for carrying out further investigation.
  • Develop innovative solutions to complex engineering problems
  • Communicate clearly and coherently in writing to a range of audiences, with an ability to integrate knowledge, research, data, analysis and critical evaluation.
  • Communicate verbally to a range of audiences using appropriate language in presentations, consultation and negotiation.
  • Work productively as part of a team with the capacity for leadership, recognising the roles, responsibilities and accountabilities of team members.
  • Show respect for the views, values and culture of others in settings involving colleagues, clients, communities and end users, and consider alternate perspectives in design and project management.
  • Make complex considerations in regards to professional ethics and accountability, account for and mitigate risk, and operate with a commitment to professionalism in all work.
  • Appreciate the importance of sustainable engineering design, and seek to maximise positive social and environmental outcomes in engineering design, practice and development.

Related occupations

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  • AGV Engineer
  • Automotive Engineer
  • Biomechanics Engineer
  • Control and Instrumentation Engineer
  • Control Systems Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Graduate Engineer
  • Graduate Mechanical Engineer
  • Graduate Signalling Engineer
  • Manufacturing Systems Engineer
  • Mechatronics Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Project Supervisor
  • Robotics Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Vehicle Dynamics Engineer
  • Vision Systems Engineer

Employers

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  • ABB
  • BHP Billiton
  • CPE Systems
  • Ford Motor Company Aust
  • Industrial Photonics
  • Joy Mining and Machinery
  • NDC Technology
  • Precision Mechatronics
  • Rail Corp
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Siemens Pty Ltd
  • Simplot Australia
  • Southern Engineering Services
  • Valley Longwall Australia
  • Xstrata Coal

Key industry job websites

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies.

Below are examples of graduate employers who take Mechatronic Engineering graduates into their graduate programs.

  • Holcim
  • Aurecon
  • Department of Defence
  • Mars
  • CIMIC Group
  • GHD
  • Thales
  • Caltex
  • BP
  • Sydney Water
  • Arup
  • Jacobs
  • Hilti
  • Downer
  • Unilever
  • Honeywell
  • Transport for NSW
  • BHP
  • AECOM

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Postgraduate study options

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Discipline Overview

Mining engineers apply science, geoscience, engineering and technology to the efficient exploration and extraction of minerals from the earth, turning raw materials into valuable products. Minerals are a major component of all manufacturing and construction, and the demand for precious metals and minerals will continue into the future. The other important area for Mining engineers is mining safety, where their knowledge of mine design and practices ensures the safety of workers, efficient extraction, and remediation at the end of a mine's life.

Specialisations

  • Demonstrate professional knowledge, with a strong grounding in engineering & awareness of current local and international trends and challenges.
  • Skills in gathering & synthesising information independently to support an argument or strategy.
  • Analyse data & evaluate the validity of findings and exercise critical judgement in determining new directions and strategies for carrying out further investigation.
  • Develop innovative solutions to complex engineering problems
  • Communicate clearly and coherently in writing to a range of audiences, with an ability to integrate knowledge, research, data, analysis and critical evaluation.
  • Communicate verbally to a range of audiences using appropriate language in presentations, consultation and negotiation.
  • Work productively as part of a team with the capacity for leadership, recognising the roles, responsibilities and accountabilities of team members.
  • Show respect for the views, values and culture of others in settings involving colleagues, clients, communities and end users, and consider alternate perspectives in design and project management.
  • Make complex considerations in regards to professional ethics and accountability, account for and mitigate risk, and operate with a commitment to professionalism in all work.
  • Appreciate the importance of sustainable engineering design, and seek to maximise positive social and environmental outcomes in engineering design, practice and development.

Related occupations

Find out what kinds of positions you could apply for with your major by researching some of the jobs in your field.

  • Coal Mining Engineer
  • Graduate Mining Engineer
  • Graduate Production Engineer
  • Long Wall Coordinator
  • Mining Engineer
  • Mining Engineer Consultant
  • Open Pit Mining Engineer
  • Production Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Underground Mining Engineer

Employers

Explore what types of organisations you would like to work for through looking at some of the employers in your field.

  • Alinta
  • Anglo American
  • Anglo Coal Australia
  • BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance
  • Centennial Coal
  • Cobar Management Pty Ltd
  • CSA Mine
  • Delta SBD
  • Downer EDI
  • XStrata Coal
  • McMahon
  • Newcrest Mining Limited
  • Peak Gold Mine
  • Rio Tinto
  • SSS Mining Services
  • Thiess Pty Ltd
  • Wallsend Colliery

Key industry job websites

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies.

Below are examples of graduate employers who take Mining Engineering graduates into their graduate programs.

  • Holcim
  • Aurecon
  • SMEC
  • CIMIC Group
  • GHD
  • Rio Tinto
  • Fulton Hogan
  • Thales
  • | Woodside
  • Monadelphous
  • Downer
  • Glencore
  • Evolution Mining
  • Orica

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Postgraduate study options

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Discipline Overview

Telecommunications engineering deals with large-scale data networks, such as the internet and other devices and systems that represent, store and transmit analog and digital information. This includes data transmission, equipment, customer access technology, analog and digital radio and television systems, satellite communications, global navigation, mobile communications and remote sensing/telemetry systems.

Specialisations

  • Demonstrate professional knowledge, with a strong grounding in engineering & awareness of current local and international trends and challenges.
  • Skills in gathering & synthesising information independently to support an argument or strategy.
  • Analyse data & evaluate the validity of findings and exercise critical judgement in determining new directions and strategies for carrying out further investigation.
  • Develop innovative solutions to complex engineering problems
  • Communicate clearly and coherently in writing to a range of audiences, with an ability to integrate knowledge, research, data, analysis and critical evaluation.
  • Communicate verbally to a range of audiences using appropriate language in presentations, consultation and negotiation.
  • Work productively as part of a team with the capacity for leadership, recognising the roles, responsibilities and accountabilities of team members.
  • Show respect for the views, values and culture of others in settings involving colleagues, clients, communities and end users, and consider alternate perspectives in design and project management.
  • Make complex considerations in regards to professional ethics and accountability, account for and mitigate risk, and operate with a commitment to professionalism in all work.
  • Appreciate the importance of sustainable engineering design, and seek to maximise positive social and environmental outcomes in engineering design, practice and development.

Related occupations

Find out what kinds of positions you could apply for with your major by researching some of the jobs in your field.

  • Broadcasting Systems Engineer
  • Communications Engineer
  • Communications Technician
  • Data Communications Specialist
  • Network Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Regional Manger
  • Signal Engineer
  • Signal Processing Engineer
  • Technical Internal Sales Engineer
  • Technical Officer
  • Test Analyst
  • Test Development Engineer
  • Wireless Communications Network Engineer

Employers

Explore what types of organisations you would like to work for through looking at some of the employers in your field.

  • AECOM
  • Agilent Technologies
  • AMP Control
  • Australian Broadcasting Association
  • Australian Taxation Office
  • Cae Australia
  • Cisco Systems Australia
  • Department of Education
  • Endeavour Energy
  • Ericsson
  • Excell Control Pty Ltd
  • Fiber Optics Design and Construction
  • Google Australia
  • Ivox Communications
  • Macquarie Group
  • Telecommunications & IT Research Centre

Key industry job websites

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies.

Below are examples of graduate employers who take Telecommunications Engineering graduates into their graduate programs.

  • nbn
  • AECOM
  • Cisco
  • Vodafone
  • Optus
  • Telstra
  • Department of Defence
  • Australian Communications and Media Authority
  • MNF group

Professional bodies and associations

Build your career network and stay up to date with the latest developments in your industry by joining a professional association.

Postgraduate study options

UOW offers postgraduate study options if you want to pursue further research or specialise through academic coursework.

If you are interested furthering your studies in your field, UOW offers:

Course information

What can I do to be proactive right now?

  • CRL100 and CRLP200 are elective subjects that help you clarify career direction & obtain work experience.
  • Further information on future prospects, salaries and future trends for particular roles of interest can be found in Job Outlook.
  • You can also explore the careers of other UOW graduates on the LinkedIn Alumni tool
  • Access the Hidden Job Market to find employment with small to medium sized enterprises (SME’s).
  • Find out about Graduate Recruitment Programs, fast tracked career pathway programs for graduates.
  • Career Action Plan gives you concrete actions throughout your degree to pursue your career goals
  • Career Central Resources are easy to access and can provide you with knowledge about employment
  • CareerHub Plus is an online library to improve student, graduate and alumni employability
  • CareerSmart/CareerSmart Discovery Tool are comprehensive & interactive career development tools