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


    Electronic components, devices, and systems are everywhere in our modern lives. Mobile phones, TVs, cameras, digital recorders, and watches, are all examples of electronic devises. And electronics is also embedded in many other areas of our modern society, including telecommunication networks, manufacturing, computers, transport, power generation, entertainment, consumer appliances, environmental...

  • 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 defuse bombs, deactivate mines and explore shipwrecks, and it’s all made possible by engineering that brings together technologies from mechanical design, electronic systems, telecommunications, and computing. We call this Mechatronics.

  • 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

    Telecommunications connects the planet, from mobile phones in our pockets, to the global internet. As a telecommunications engineer, you’ll design, build and manage systems that transmit broadband signals, switch data packets through networks, connect smart sensors monitoring our environment, and design future networks.

  • 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

    Although you don’t see them, wireless systems are a vital part of our modern lives, from mobile phones and WiFi, to car radars for reverse parking, cloud and rain monitoring radars, garage door openers, TV remote controls, and many other systems.

  • Electrical engineering

    Electrical engineers work on a wide range of components, devices and systems, from tiny microchips to huge power station generators. The demand for renewable energy generation and storage, and the use of sophisticated information technology for monitoring and management, has never been greater.

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