The Faculty of
Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

UQ offers the largest choice of engineering specialisations, a wide range of quality resources, and access to more award-winning teachers and researchers than any other university in Queensland. Strong links with industry, research and government ensure our programs are industry relevant, providing you with exceptional opportunities for employment and a university experience like no other.


The first year of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) provides you with a strong foundation in defined core engineering courses, and introduces you to the way professional engineers think and work. A significant learning component of first year engineering is built around two engineering practice courses involving engineering design, physical prototyping and modelling. Students work in teams on discipline-specific projects that can be scaled up and applied to real-world situations, like creating a water purification system to supply potable water in third world countries, or developing a deployable bridge to be used in a natural disaster.

The flexible first year offers you the opportunity to experience the many "flavours" of engineering before deciding on a specialisation prior to or during the start of a second year.


Our nationally and internationally accredited Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) offers one of the largest range of engineering disciplines in Australia, some unique to Queensland such as Mining, and Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering. Access to continually modernised facilities and an interdisciplinary approach to learning provides you with the technical skills and knowledge to solve existing and emerging challenges facing society.


UQ Engineering graduates are in the top band of engineering starting salaries in Australia, and many graduates have gone on to senior positions within Australia and overseas, or postgraduate study. The reputation of UQ Engineering ensures our graduates are highly sought after by employers in industry and research institutions all over the world. A UQ Engineering degree gives you a strong foundation for a career in engineering. You will develop the necessary skills, technical knowledge and industry experience to begin a rewarding career in engineering.


As a UQ Engineering student, you can participate in international robotics competitions, national mechanical engineering competitions, biomedical and environmental engineering forums, mining games, and the Formula One style racing car competition where a group of students design, build and test a Formula SAE racing car. You also have the opportunity to join the UQ Chapter of Engineers Without Borders and contribute to engineering projects in developing communities. These are just some of the many advantages of being a UQ Engineering student.


First-year engineering students have exclusive access to the First Year Engineering Learning Centre, a social and learning resource equipped with the latest technologies. Other learning spaces are also available for later-year students throughout the engineering precinct. Academic advisors and tutors are available throughout semester and our staff provide support and advice to new students from their first year of study. Advice on the sometimes difficult transition from high school to university, as well as assisting international students commencing study in Australia, is also available. You can participate in our First Year Mentoring Program where second-year engineering students pass on their knowledge and assist with the adjustment to university life.


UQ Engineering is the leading choice for women pursuing engineering in Queensland and we have our sights set even higher. Collaborating with UQ staff and alumni, as well as industry organisations, the UQ Women in Engineering program aims to provide inspiration and support to both prospective and current female engineering students. The program offers female engineering students access to scholarships, guest lectures and leadership opportunities, as well as a number of social events throughout the year.


The UQ Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) provides you with practical experience through site visits, vacation work and industry placements. You can complete project work, on-site learning and work experience at real industry workplaces as a core component of your degree. Industry placements not only provide an authentic experience of professional practice, but also provide you with valuable opportunities to develop relationships for future employment.