With our interconnected degrees in Engineering, ICT and Industrial Design, you can pursue exciting opportunities in diverse areas and learn how to address humanity’s global goals and challenges. This course covers all major engineering domains, so you get to experience what they’re like before deciding on your area of specialisation.
Please note: Sydney City start times are July and November 2019 and March 2020. At the Sydney City campus, this course is available for full-time study only, and only in the specialisations Civil, Electrical and Mechanical.
Not all units are available on all campuses. Please refer to our handbook for more information.
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Engineering at Western
The future presents significant challenges for managing the environment, infrastructure and technology. The world needs innovative engineering, applied science and design strategies. Get to experience areas like Civil, Construction, Electrical, Mechanical and Robotics and Mechatronics and then decide on your specialisation.
This course also allows you to apply your theoretical learnings to fascinating, real-world challenges, like Western's Formula-SAE project, Unlimited Robotics Club, and ongoing Solar Car project. As part of this course, you will also complete 12 weeks of industrial experience. In addition, the Engineering Summer Placement Program offers high-achieving students opportunities for paid placements.
Solar car project
Our students gain the opportunity to be part of the Solar Car project team. Our 2018 team made history with UNLIMITED 2.0, winning the American Solar Challenge (ASC) as the first international team ever to win the 2,800+ kilometre race. Through studying this course, you could be a part of the next team, and help design and build a sustainable electrical vehicle to compete in future races such as the next World Solar Car Challenge.
Upon graduation, you will be eligible to apply for full membership ofEngineers Australia. Following completion of a required engineering practice period, you will also be eligible to apply for Chartered Professional Engineering registration.
The course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.
Available at the Parramatta, Penrith and Sydney Campuses.
Civil engineering covers the fields of structural design, geotechnical engineering and water engineering, together with infrastructure design and environmental engineering. Graduates will work in the fields of design, construction and management of engineering structures. Projects may cover residential and commercial buildings, highways and airports, water supply and sewerage schemes, etc. You may be an engineer in private industry, government departments, or in city, municipal or shire councils.
Available at the Parramatta and Penrith Campuses.
The Construction consists of core subjects in structural engineering, project management and construction technologies. Graduates will work in the fields of construction, structural design, and project management. Career opportunities include those in the private or public sector on projects covering highways, airports, and residential & commercial buildings.
Available at the Parramatta, Penrith and Sydney campuses.
This program includes core subjects from all branches of electrical engineering. Graduates will work in the fields of electronic components, computers, electro-magnetics, power generation and distribution systems, power and control in public utilities, telecommunications, manufacturing, and electrical systems.
Available at the Parramatta, Penrith and Sydney Campuses.
In addition to providing training in conventional mechanical engineering subjects, the course structure introduces students to units of study that address sustainability including sustainable design and sustainable energy engineering. Graduates will be well equipped with broad-based skills that meet the demand of Australian industries and are conscious of the need to promote sustainable design and practices. Examples include mechanical and machinery design; manufacturing; energy production; and marketing and management activities. Skills gained are required in industries such as manufacturing, materials handling, automobile, aerospace, mining, building services and infrastructure development.
Available at the Parramatta and Penrith campuses.
Robotics and Mechatronics provides the skills necessary for the design of smart machines of all types: cruise control in automobiles, pilotless spacecraft, automated factories and medical telerobotics. The course, accompanied by an extensive and integrated hands-on laboratory program, is essentially concerned with the design of intelligent mechanical systems and automation, and includes the study of robotics, computer control, automated manufacturing, microprocessor applications and machine design. Graduates in the program acquire the combined skills of mechanical and computer/electrical engineering that are needed in leading-edge industries such as aerospace systems, the car industry, automation and robotic applications, biomedical engineering, laser systems, and building materials manufacture.
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As an Engineering graduate, you can look forward to career opportunities in:
- Construction engineering
- Structural design
- Project management
- Renewable energy systems
- Robotic and mechatronic engineering
Engineering Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the engineering and technical operations of organisations.
Performs and supervises engineering work concerned with the design, development, manufacture, maintenance and modification of aircraft for flight.
Telecommunications Engineering Professionals design, construct, install, service and support telecommunications equipment, systems and facilities.
Electrical Engineers design, develop and supervise the manufacture, installation, operation and maintenance of equipment, machines and systems for the generation, distribution, utilisation and control of electric power.
Applies knowledge and methodology of physics, engineering, mathematics, computing, physical chemistry and materials science to problems in biology and the treatment and prevention of human disease
Mining Engineers plan and direct the engineering aspects of locating and extracting minerals, petroleum and natural gas from the earth.
Western’s Construction program has received provisional accreditation at the level of Professional Engineer.
Our Civil, Electrical, and Robotics and Mechatronics programs are fully accredited by Engineers Australia.
At the end of your third year, you will complete 12 weeks of work placement, so you emerge with real-world experience.
Ever wanted to build or program a robot? Western’s Unlimited Robotics Club is for you.
Gain access to a huge range of woodworking and metal workshops, laser cutting, CNC routers and fabrication equipment.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.