THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING

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ADELADE's FACULTY OF ENGINEERING

Engineering Career Snapshots

BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING

Engineers design, build and improve structures, systems, devices, machines, materials and processes to overcome challenges.

With exciting new industry-focused majors and minors, our engineering degrees offer enormous breadth, choice and flexibility, enabling you to pursue an area of particular interest and launch a future-focused career.

Bachelor of Engineering
(Honours)(Electrical & Electronic)

Duration:4 Years    Intakes: Feb, Jul

Power our future

Electrical and electronic engineers do so much more than keep the lights on! From smart devices to medical imagery and defence technologies, electrical and electronic engineering contributes to every aspect of modern life.

The University of Adelaide is the only South Australian university in the world’s top 50 for electrical and electronic engineering*. We set you up for a range of global career options in a field that’s leading technological change.

What will you do?

Our Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic) is practical right from the first year. Working with our internationally renowned staff who are active in cutting-edge discoveries, you will:

  • study in state-of-the-art facilities, including a 3D prototyping lab, autonomous vehicles lab, and electric machines lab
  • work on practical and relevant projects with industry partners
  • specialise in your chosen electrical and electronic engineering major after the first two years
  • complete an eight-week practical experience.

Majors are available in:

  • Communication systems 
  • Computer engineering 
  • Cybersecurity 
  • Defence systems 
  • Medical technologies 
  • Renewable energy 
  • Smart technologies. 

Minors are available in:

  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Humanitarian 

Where could it take you?

As an accredited engineer, you could work in artificial intelligence, industrial automation, e-commerce or cybersecurity. You might manage multimillion-dollar energy projects. Perhaps you’ll help design the first purely electric aircrafts.

This program is accredited by Engineers Australia .

 

Bachelor of Engineering
(Honours)(Mechanical)

Duration:4 Years    Intakes:Feb, Jul

Craft the next generation of machines

Mechanical engineers work with ‘things that move’, from prosthetic limbs and robots to motor vehicles, aircrafts and space stations.

When it comes to new technologies, mechanical engineers are key. They design and develop materials, processes and products to improve our lives and the world.

What will you do?

Our Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical) has strong links to industry and a focus on design and creativity. You will:

  • explore core mechanical engineering disciplines
  • complete design-build projects
  • gain hands-on experience in state-of-the-art facilities
  • benefit from internships, placements and projects with experts in the field
  • complete an eight-week practical experience.

In your final year you’ll apply your advanced capabilities in an industry-focused research project.

Majors are available in:

  • Aerospace engineering 
  • Defence systems 
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Mechatronics and robotics 
  • Medical technologies 
  • Renewable energy 
  • Smart technologies 
  • Sports engineering. 

Minors are available in:

  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Humanitarian 

Where could it take you?

Our mechanical engineering graduates are in high demand. As an accredited engineer, you could develop life-saving technology, or innovate in the sustainable energy field. You might be an aerospace or sports engineer. Perhaps you’ll plan, build and test robots and robotic systems with artificial intelligence.

This program is accredited by Engineers Australia .

Bachelor of Engineering
(Honours)(Chemical)

Duration:4 Years    Intakes:Feb, Jul

This programs is interactive from the very first year. You’ll work with award-winning and industry-connected researchers and teachers as you:

  • use knowledge and skills from engineering, chemistry, maths and biology to produce chemicals, fuel, drugs, and food
  • learn how results in the lab scale up for commercial production
  • undertake projects with external groups such as Engineers Without Borders
  • benefit from tours, projects, and placements with companies like PepsiCo, Smiths Crisps, Jurlique, and BHP
  • complete an eight-week practical experience.

Majors are available in:

  • Minerals processing
  • Food and beverage engineering
  • Pharmaceutical engineering
  • Renewable energy.

Where could it take you?
You could come up with better ways to control air pollution or turn saltwater into fresh water. You might work alongside craft beer brewers. Perhaps you’ll mass-produce a biodegradable version of plastic or move into the exciting world of tissue engineering.

Bachelor of Engineering
(Honours)(Software)

Duration:4 Years    Intakes:Feb, Jul

Studying software engineering will prepare you to drive software solutions to enhance our future for generations to come.

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Software) combines the underlying principles of software engineering with strong technical and leadership skills. You will:

    • tackle real-world, open-ended and complex programming problems
    • take new and refreshed courses that emphasise divergent thinking, collaborative learning and teamwork
    • work with industry mentors

pursue work experience and internship opportunities with some of the world’s best-known companies
complete an eight-week practical experience.

Majors are available in:

  • Defence systems
  • Smart technologies.

A Minor is available in:

  • Entrepreneurship.

Where could it take you?
Software engineering graduates are highly sought after by top companies around the globe. As an accredited engineer, you could develop software for mobile robots and driverless cars. You might create and test video gaming experiences. Perhaps you’ll design apps or entirely new smart technologies. In the software engineering landscape, you can code your own adventure.

Bachelor of Engineering
(Honours)(Environmental)

Duration:4 Years    Intakes:Feb, Jul

Want to design solutions to some of the planet’s most challenging problems?

As populations expand and humanity demands more of our natural resources, environmental engineers work to combat negative impacts of human activities on the environment. They reduce waste, promote eco-design and strive to improve our environmental systems.

Our Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Environmental) will challenge and nurture you in a team environment. You will:

  • learn about connections between infrastructure, environment, society, and economy in the developed and developing world
  • build technical skills for tackling complex problems around water, energy, food, pollution, waste, and natural hazards
  • work with award-winning academics who are global experts in their field
  • apply your knowledge to real-world projects based on industry needs
  • complete an eight-week practical experience.

Majors are available in:

  • Defence systems
  • Renewable energy
  • Smart technologies.

Minors are available in:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Humanitarian

Where could it take you?
As an accredited engineer, you could manage coastal erosion, develop policy on energy futures or design recycling schemes. You might address development issues in Southeast Asia. Perhaps you’ll work for the United Nations or monitor the impacts of climate change on populated regions.

ENGINEERING (POSTGRADUATE)

Master of Biopharmaceutical Engineering

Duration:2 Years   Intakes: Feb, Jul

Biopharmaceuticals have a critical role to play in improving global health. The more effectively and efficiently these powerful medicines can be designed and produced, the more lives they will save.

Professionals with specialist biopharmaceutical engineering training are in demand worldwide. Our new Master of Biopharmaceutical Engineering will prepare you to take up the challenge.

What will you do?
Suitable for chemical engineering and biological science graduates, as well as engineers with relevant work experience.

The first year is a blend of face-to-face and online course work. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of biopharmaceutical manufacturing’s technical, management and process engineering aspects.

In year two, you will undertake a significant research project with supervision and mentorship from one of our world-class research-active academics and/or a recognised industry expert. You will emerge with:

  • comprehensive awareness of global biopharmaceutical market demands and regulatory requirements
  • advanced knowledge and capability in state-of-the-art biopharmaceutical engineering, manufacturing and processing practice, including advanced processing technologies
  • the ability to critically reflect on appropriate use of biopharmaceutical principles and techniques, and advise others accordingly
  • deep understanding of the industry’s social and environmental impacts
  • high-level problem-solving and communication skills.

Where could it take you?
You will graduate ready to play a leading role in cutting-edge biopharmaceutical engineering anywhere in the world. You could help design and/or deliver next-level manufacturing and processing of therapies based on monoclonal antibodies, recombinant human insulin or interferons. Your work could reduce the toll of cancer, cardiovascular disease or diabetes. You may even choose to follow the masters course with research towards a PhD.

Master of Data Science

Duration:2 Years     Intakes : Feb, Jul

Big data and data science is an emerging area of necessity for many fields—from science and engineering to economics and digital humanities.

The Master of Data Science explores how data is changing our world. We give you the knowledge and skills to contribute in the areas you care about.

What will you do?

  • Undertake a specialised introductory IT program in your first semester.
  • Build core skills in programming, mathematics and data science.
  • Learn how data science techniques can drive changes in organisations, industries and communities.
  • Advance your abilities in chosen areas of interest.
  • Combine and apply your learning in a significant project.

Where could it take you?
You might help big businesses use data to make more informed decisions in the face of uncertainty. You could analyse data from apps to drive UX updates. Perhaps you’ll come up with innovative management systems as a data architect.

Master of Engineering (Mechatronic)

Duration:2 Years    Intakes: Feb, Jul

Mechatronic engineering combines mechanics, electronics and computing. Mechatronic engineers work comfortably across all three areas, often creating complex and intelligent technologies.

This intensive degree is suited to high-achieving engineering graduates, as well as engineers with relevant work experience. It is fully accredited by Engineers Australia.

What will you do?
The Master of Engineering (Mechatronic) comprises a foundation year and an advanced studies year. You will:

  • take advanced courses in mechanical engineering and programming
  • gain hands-on mechatronic experience through small-group projects
  • pursue specialist topics according to your interests and career goals
  • build communication and project management skills
    undertake a significant research project.

Where could it take you?
You might design and optimise micro-machines, craft the next generation of cameras or help build underwater exploration vehicles. You could maintain a fully automated robotic assembly line. Perhaps you’ll develop cutting-edge defence or medical technologies.

Master of Materials Engineering

Duration:2 Years    Intakes: Feb, Jul

Investment in the advanced materials market is expanding the world over—in the space industry, medical technologies, defence, manufacturing, energy, telecommunications and more. Experts with the advanced capabilities to lead discoveries in materials engineering are in high demand.

What will you do?
The Master of Materials Engineering will equip you with high-level knowledge—and practical research skills—at the real-world interface between materials engineering, chemistry and physics.

The industry-driven content is delivered over two years full-time, through a flexible blend of online and intensive face-to-face learning; and if you’re currently employed full-time and looking to upskill, you can make the study fit you by taking courses individually or combined as a graduate diploma or certificate.

You will:

  • work in the University’s state-of-the-art engineering research labs
  • have access to cutting-edge on-campus research and development facilities
  • be mentored by world-class materials engineering researchers—including from the University of Adelaide Centre for Materials in Energy and Catalysis, and the ARC Research Hub for Graphene Enabled Industry Transformation.
  • You’ll also be able to take specialist courses in your chosen major: Energy; Quantum; or Optical. And you’ll apply and expand your learning through a major research project supervised by leading Adelaide engineers and scientists.

Where could it take you?
You could enable smaller, more energy dense batteries. You might allow creation of a high-agility suit for more productive spacewalks. Perhaps your innovation will lead to the conversion of sunlight into transportable fuels to power our cars and society. You may even wish to continue your studies in a materials engineering PhD.

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