Australian University Rankings Guide

Engineering Schools Size Rankings

Australian University Engineering Schools Rankings

Studying Engineering

For students who are interested in how things work and for those who would like to design and build machines and structures, studying engineering in Australia will be a worthwhile experience. It also provides graduates with many career opportunities which are professionally and financially rewarding.

Engineering Courses in Australia

In terms of student numbers enrolled,the University of New South Wales (UNSW), RMIT University (RMIT), and Curtin University of Technology lead the list of the best engineering universities in Australia. UNSW also has the highest percentage of engineering students.

UNSW ranks among the top 50 universities worldwide according to the QS World University Rankings. It offers more than 25 undergraduate engineering degrees, with the option for adding flexi or dual degrees. It also has a flexible program for first-year students who want to pursue engineering but are still unsure of the specialization that they want to focus on.

In terms of postgraduate degrees, RMIT has a leading reputation in aerospace engineering and aviation. Course materials are continually designed and updated for students to acquire the most advanced knowledge. Another program is the Master's degree in International Sports Technology, which is the first of its kind in the southern hemisphere. Foreign experts with years of experience are available to share insights into the current and future status of global sports.

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Table 1: Engineering and Related Technologies Student Numbers in Australian Universities
Uni UG PG Total
University of New South Wales (unsw)7346394411290
RMIT University (rmit)673312898022
Curtin University of Technology (curtin)495711916148
Monash University (monash)498810736061
Swinburne University of Technology (swinburne)440012105610
University of Queensland (uq)432112095530
University of Technology Sydney (uts)37148304544
University of Sydney (usyd)336211804542
University of Southern Queensland (usq)37175044221
University of Adelaide (adelaide)32458334078
Queensland University of Technology (qut)35475224069
University of Wollongong (wollongng)21738523025
University of South Australia (unisa)22496952944
University of Newcastle (newcastle)23064242730
University of Melbourne (unimelb)56520522617
University of Western Australia (uwa)19495442493
Griffith University (griffith)19675252492
University of Western Sydney (uws)14992551754
University of Tasmania (utas)12852191504
Deakin University (deakin)11013581459
Edith Cowan University (ecu)11472481395
Australian National University (anu)8993581257
Victoria University (vicuni)10851321217
CQ University (cqu)9731311104
James Cook University (jcu)66341704
Murdoch University (murdoch)514148662
La Trobe University (latrobe)350284634
Federation University Australia (feduni)276308584
Flinders University (flinders)50773580
Charles Darwin University (cdu)45764521
Macquarie University (mq)22749276
University of the Sunshine Coast (usc)2668274
University of New England (une)1063109
University of Canberra (canberra)42042
Southern Cross University (scu)26026
Australian Catholic University (acu)022
Charles Sturt University (csu)000
Bond University (bond)000
University of Notre Dame Australia (nd)000


The percentages displayed in Table 2 show the weighting of students studying in the engineering and related technologies area of study relative to the total number of students studying at the university in each category of undergraduate, postgraduate, and overall total.

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Table 2: Percentage Breakdown of Engineering and Related Technologies Student Numbers
Uni ug% pg% Total%
University of New South Wales (unsw)22.92121.6
Swinburne University of Technology (swinburne)17.619.217.6
University of Southern Queensland (usq)21.77.415.8
University of Adelaide (adelaide)17.611.415.5
RMIT University (rmit)14.711.314
Curtin University of Technology (curtin)13.511.912.7
University of Technology Sydney (uts)15.56.612.1
University of Queensland (uq)12.39.611.3
University of Wollongong (wollongng)10.69.79.9
University of Western Australia (uwa)9.79.69.6
Monash University (monash)10.86.19.4
University of South Australia (unisa)9.29.38.9
Queensland University of Technology (qut)10.44.98.9
University of Sydney (usyd)10.25.88.4
University of Newcastle (newcastle)9.74.67.5
Totals Average (mean) (%)8.26.27.4
Australian National University (anu)93.46
CQ University (cqu)7.92.95.9
Griffith University (griffith)665.8
University of Tasmania (utas)6.345.6
Edith Cowan University (ecu)64.15.3
University of Melbourne (unimelb)2.37.75
Charles Darwin University (cdu)6.82.84.8
Federation University Australia (feduni)3.474.5
Victoria University (vicuni)52.84.5
University of Western Sydney (uws)4.43.84.2
Deakin University (deakin)3.42.73.2
James Cook University (jcu)4.30.83.2
Murdoch University (murdoch)2.63.72.7
Flinders University (flinders)3.70.92.5
University of the Sunshine Coast (usc)3.30.62.5
La Trobe University (latrobe)1.43.61.9
Macquarie University (mq)0.90.40.7
University of New England (une)0.800.5
University of Canberra (canberra)0.300.3
Southern Cross University (scu)0.200.2
University of Notre Dame Australia (nd)000
Charles Sturt University (csu)000
Bond University (bond)000
Australian Catholic University (acu)000

Key & Notes

* Percentages: - displayed percentages indicate the percentage of students studying in the engineering area of study relative to all students enrolled at the university within each of the three categories

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