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5 reasons to study engineering at the University of Sydney

28 September 2017
Why engineering could be the right choice for you

If you want to have a visible impact by helping to tackle challenging problems and make lives better, our Bachelor of Engineering Honours at the University of Sydney is for you.

1. A degree for careers to come: prepare for the future

You will work closely with leading academics, researchers and industry partners to create smarter ways of running our planet. Our engineering degrees are accredited by Engineers Australia, and you will graduate with a globally recognised qualification, giving you more opportunities to work anywhere in the world.

2. Magnify your outlook: go global

You can participate in unforgettable overseas opportunities through our global professional placements, short-term, semester and year-long exchanges. Travel to India and Samoa as part of our humanitarian engineering major or undertake a six-month industry work placement in California with NASA’s jet propulsion lab.

3. Learn beyond the classroom: get hands-on

Apply what you’ve learned in the classroom in a real-world setting:

  • understand how we create robots and drones to make Australian farms more efficient
  • experience a flight simulator with a 707-glass cockpit
  • design and build a working race car
  • pitch innovations to healthcare professionals at Westmead hospital
  • work in a wind tunnel used to test the safety of New York’s freedom tower

And that’s just for starters.

4. Join our highly sought-after alumni: get ahead

University of Sydney graduates are the most employable in Australia and 4th in the world.* Stepping into that fantastic new engineering job is easier when you do your degree with us.

5. Not sure what kind of engineering to specialise in?

Our Flexible First Year program gives you the time and freedom to explore different engineering disciplines in your first year before you decide on your chosen course. Receive an introduction to engineering streams like chemical, civil, mechanical and electrical engineering to see where your passions and interests lie. You’ll still be able to finish your degree in the usual time and be fully qualified in your area of choice.


2017 QS Graduate Employability Rankings