Australian Universities Engineering Schools Ranking by Size

By | July 20, 2017

Australian Universities Engineering Schools Ranking by Size

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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Uni UG PG Total
Table 1: Engineering and Related Technologies Student Numbers in Australian Universities
University of New South Wales (unsw) 7346 3944 11290
RMIT University (rmit) 6733 1289 8022
Curtin University of Technology (curtin) 4957 1191 6148
Monash University (monash) 4988 1073 6061
Swinburne University of Technology (swinburne) 4400 1210 5610
University of Queensland (uq) 4321 1209 5530
University of Technology Sydney (uts) 3714 830 4544
University of Sydney (usyd) 3362 1180 4542
University of Southern Queensland (usq) 3717 504 4221
University of Adelaide (adelaide) 3245 833 4078
Queensland University of Technology (qut) 3547 522 4069
University of Wollongong (wollongng) 2173 852 3025
University of South Australia (unisa) 2249 695 2944
University of Newcastle (newcastle) 2306 424 2730
University of Melbourne (unimelb) 565 2052 2617
University of Western Australia (uwa) 1949 544 2493
Griffith University (griffith) 1967 525 2492
University of Western Sydney (uws) 1499 255 1754
University of Tasmania (utas) 1285 219 1504
Deakin University (deakin) 1101 358 1459
Edith Cowan University (ecu) 1147 248 1395
Australian National University (anu) 899 358 1257
Victoria University (vicuni) 1085 132 1217
CQ University (cqu) 973 131 1104
James Cook University (jcu) 663 41 704
Murdoch University (murdoch) 514 148 662
La Trobe University (latrobe) 350 284 634
Federation University Australia (feduni) 276 308 584
Flinders University (flinders) 507 73 580
Charles Darwin University (cdu) 457 64 521
Macquarie University (mq) 227 49 276
University of the Sunshine Coast (usc) 266 8 274
University of New England (une) 106 3 109
University of Canberra (canberra) 42 0 42
Southern Cross University (scu) 26 0 26
Australian Catholic University (acu) 0 2 2
Charles Sturt University (csu) 0 0 0
Bond University (bond) 0 0 0
University of Notre Dame Australia (nd) 0 0 0

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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Uni ug% pg% Total%
Table 2: Percentage Breakdown of Engineering and Related Technologies Student Numbers
University of New South Wales (unsw) 22.9 21 21.6
Swinburne University of Technology (swinburne) 17.6 19.2 17.6
University of Southern Queensland (usq) 21.7 7.4 15.8
University of Adelaide (adelaide) 17.6 11.4 15.5
RMIT University (rmit) 14.7 11.3 14
Curtin University of Technology (curtin) 13.5 11.9 12.7
University of Technology Sydney (uts) 15.5 6.6 12.1
University of Queensland (uq) 12.3 9.6 11.3
University of Wollongong (wollongng) 10.6 9.7 9.9
University of Western Australia (uwa) 9.7 9.6 9.6
Monash University (monash) 10.8 6.1 9.4
University of South Australia (unisa) 9.2 9.3 8.9
Queensland University of Technology (qut) 10.4 4.9 8.9
University of Sydney (usyd) 10.2 5.8 8.4
University of Newcastle (newcastle) 9.7 4.6 7.5
Totals Average (mean) (%) 8.2 6.2 7.4
Australian National University (anu) 9 3.4 6
CQ University (cqu) 7.9 2.9 5.9
Griffith University (griffith) 6 6 5.8
University of Tasmania (utas) 6.3 4 5.6
Edith Cowan University (ecu) 6 4.1 5.3
University of Melbourne (unimelb) 2.3 7.7 5
Charles Darwin University (cdu) 6.8 2.8 4.8
Federation University Australia (feduni) 3.4 7 4.5
Victoria University (vicuni) 5 2.8 4.5
University of Western Sydney (uws) 4.4 3.8 4.2
Deakin University (deakin) 3.4 2.7 3.2
James Cook University (jcu) 4.3 0.8 3.2
Murdoch University (murdoch) 2.6 3.7 2.7
Flinders University (flinders) 3.7 0.9 2.5
University of the Sunshine Coast (usc) 3.3 0.6 2.5
La Trobe University (latrobe) 1.4 3.6 1.9
Macquarie University (mq) 0.9 0.4 0.7
University of New England (une) 0.8 0 0.5
University of Canberra (canberra) 0.3 0 0.3
Southern Cross University (scu) 0.2 0 0.2
University of Notre Dame Australia (nd) 0 0 0
Charles Sturt University (csu) 0 0 0
Bond University (bond) 0 0 0
Australian Catholic University (acu) 0 0 0

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

You might also be interested in the following pages:

– Total Student Numbers

– Undergraduate & Postgraduate Percentages