a better future

It is quite satisfying to understand how something works, and even more satisfying to make it work better. At UOW we offer courses that will equip you with the skills to work towards a more sustainable and equitable future. Whether your interest lies in developing new battery technology to solve energy issues, or in designing beautiful and functional spaces that are accessible for all, review your options below to see how UOW will help you find your path.

How will you design a better future?

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Meet Siobhan

I always wanted to do something with the body. At first I thought I'd do physiotherapy, but felt there wasn't enough maths in it. In my first year at UOW there'd often be mentions of prosthetics. I could see how the two fields were linked and how engineering principles could be used to create new solutions for clinicians. Siobhan Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering) Candidate. Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours) (Dean's Scholar) - Bachelor of Exercise Science.

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Make a difference

During your degree you'll have the opportunity to minor in Humanitarian Engineering, or join the UOW Humanitarian Engineering Society. Students take part in volunteer projects making a real impact in developing countries, like The Rwanda Project, Engineers without Borders or the 40K Foundation.

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Become one of the world's most employable graduates

At UOW, you'll develop real-world practical skills and content, not just theory. The latest QILT Employer Satisfaction Survey ranked employers’ overall satisfaction with UOW graduates at 89.6%, placing UOW 1st among NSW universities.

The engineering mindset is in demand, offering a practical way of learning to understand and develop and then continuously improve solutions to technical and social problems. Here is just a sample of careers you can pursue:

  • Architectural engineer
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Computer architect
  • Computer systems engineer
  • Civil engineer
  • Construction manager
  • Electronics engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • Environmental engineer
  • Geotechnical engineer
  • Materials engineer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Metallurgist
  • Mining engineer
  • Network engineer
  • Production engineer
  • Security engineer
  • Software engineer
  • Structural engineer
  • Systems analyst
  • Telecommunications engineer
  • Transport engineer
  • Water quality manager 


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