Engineering and IT

At Macquarie University, we combine a strong research-based curriculum with practical skills acquisition and industry exposure to make you truly valuable to the marketplace. Our engineering programs provide you with a solid foundation in science and engineering skills, enabling you to progress into your engineering specialty studies according to your interests and career goals.

Our IT courses are developed in consultation with industry and satisfy the standard for the professional level of the Australian Computer Society. We offer flexible courses that give you the opportunity to specialise in fields such as information systems and business analysis, software technology solutions, web design and development, and data science.

  • Computer science

    Computer science

    Computer science allows you to come up with logical solutions to real-world problems using current computing technology.

  • Electronics


    Electronics technology is used in many areas of modern society, including telecommunications, manufacturing, computers, transport, power generation, entertainment, consumer appliances, environmental control and medicine.

  • Games design and development

    Games design and development

    Angry Birds. Candy Crush. Minecraft. Call of Duty. Grand Theft Auto. Thanks to each of these, the gaming industry is worth billions of dollars today.

  • Information systems

    Information systems

    The world is undergoing an information explosion at the same time business is becoming more competitive. People with the skills to help businesses innovate and better service their customers are incredibly valuable.

  • Mechanical Engineering

    Mechanical engineering

    Mechanical engineers are central to the production of almost every item we use. They analyse, conceptualise, design and manufacture items from the very small (such as micro machines) to the very large (such as aircraft).

  • Robotics


    Robots already defuse bombs, deactivate mines and explore shipwrecks – what could be next?

  • Software development

    Software development

    Software developers and engineers create, maintain and motify computer and software programs such as operating systems, communications software, utility programs and business applications.

  • Telecommuncations Engineering

    Telecommunications engineering

    We’ve come a long way since beacons and smoke signals. As a telecommunications engineer, you’ll design, build and manage systems that cary out the transmission, processing and storage of information as electrical or optical signals.

  • Web design and development

    Web design and development

    Big data. Cloud computing. E-commerce. These issues and more are shaping the world as we know it.

  • Wireless Engineering

    Wireless engineering

    Since the advent of FM radio in 1935, wireless technologies have become the way of the world.

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