Engineering

Our engineering program uniquely combines a solid foundation in theoretical knowledge with modern, practical skills acquisition and industry experience. You can choose to specialise in electrical, electronic, mechanical, mechatronic, software or telecommunications engineering.

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Electronics are inherent in modern life. They are key to communication, transport, power generation, entertainment, medicine and more.

At Macquarie, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills required to design future electronic technologies at the cutting edge, and develop embedded systems in the electronics industry.

Potential careers:

  • computer hardware engineer
  • consultant
  • electronic engineer
  • electronics design and manufacturing engineer
  • environmental and sustainability designer and manufacturer
  • project and technology manager
  • research and development engineer
Gain the skills and knowledge you'll need to design the electronic technologies of the future, enabling communication, transport, medicine and more.

From tiny microchips to huge power station generators, electrical engineers work on a wide range of components, devices and systems.

Macquarie’s electrical engineering program gives you the unique combination of skills you’ll need to design and operate future electrical energy systems within the context of existing systems.

Potential careers:

  • aerospace engineer
  • computer hardware engineer
  • consultant
  • electrical and electronics designer and manufacturer
  • environmental and sustainability designer and manager
  • project manager
  • research and design manager
Develop the skills for a career designing and operating electrical energy systems, from tiny microchips to huge power station generators.

Macquarie’s program enables you to design mechanical systems and gain the practical experience to underpin a career in industry.

Mechanical engineers are central to the production of almost every item we use. They analyse, conceptualise, design and manufacture items from micro machines to aircraft.

Potential careers:

  • aerospace engineer
  • automotive engineer
  • CAD technician
  • consultant
  • control and instrumentation engineer
  • designer and manufacturer
  • mechanical engineer
  • nuclear engineer
  • project manager
  • research and design manager
Gain the skills and work experience you'll need for a successful career designing and manufacturing mechanical systems, from micro machines to aircraft.

Robots can defuse bombs, deactivate mines and explore shipwrecks—and it’s all made possible by mechatronic engineering.

Mechatronics at Macquarie combines mechanical engineering, electronic engineering and computer science, giving you the skills to design and build robots and their computer systems.

Potential careers:

  • aerospace engineer
  • automation engineer
  • consultant
  • control system design engineer
  • designer and manufacturer
  • electronics design engineer
  • mechatronic engineer
  • medical and technology device engineer
  • project manager
  • research and design manager
Learn to design and build robots with Mechatronics at Macquarie. You'll develop a skill set combining mechanical, electronic and computer engineering expertise.

Software engineers keep modern society connected.

Computer-controlled systems and processes are now at the heart of communication, business, security and more. At Macquarie, you’ll develop the advanced knowledge to develop, operate and maintain these systems.

Potential careers:

  • app developer
  • consultant
  • control system design engineer
  • entrepreneur
  • medical and technology device engineer
  • mobile technologist
  • research and design manager
  • software developer
  • software engineer
  • systems programmer
  • web developer
Build the advanced knowledge and skills for a career developing and maintaining systems that impact communication, business, security, entertainment and more.

Telecommunications connects the planet, from the mobile phones in our pockets to the internet.

Develop the skills you’ll need to design, build and manage systems that transmit broadband signals, switch data packets through networks, connect smart sensors monitoring our environment and more.

Potential careers:

  • computer and communications network engineer
  • electronics design and manufacturing engineer
  • research and development engineer
  • telecommunications systems engineer
  • telecommunications sales engineer
You'll help keep the world connected with a career in telecommunications engineering. Macquarie equips you to design, build and manage communication systems.

Safe drinking water. Clean energy. Reduced emissions. Efficient transport. All things that make the world a safer, more functional place to live. And all things that are the domain of civil engineers, who work to elevate our standards of living and quality of life.

With both technical and creative skills, civil engineers focus on the design, construction and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including roads, bridges, railways, airports, buildings, dams and sewerage systems.

Potential careers:

  • Civil engineer
  • Construction manager
  • Consultant
  • Environmental engineer
  • Geotechnical engineer
  • Project manager
  • Research and design manager
  • Structural engineer
  • Urban and regional planner
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Gain the strong knowledge base, practical skills and experience for a successful engineering career

Employability

Flexible study options

Flexible study options

At Macquarie, you have the freedom to combine almost any field of study, giving you a more diverse skill set and expanding your career options. From 2020, you can join your engineering degree with any of our 50+ undergraduate degrees.

Industry relevant courses

Industry relevant courses

Our courses are designed in conjunction with industry. Our unique project based learning approach to teaching means you'll learn the skills you need to work as an engineer and tackle the challenges facing society.

#1 in Sydney for graduate employability (QILT, 2017)

#1 in Sydney for graduate employability (QILT, 2017)

Engineers Australia accredited courses

Engineers Australia accredited courses

Ranked in the top 1 per cent of universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2019)

Ranked in the top 1 per cent of universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2019)

Practical learning

Real-world, hands-on experience

Real-world, hands-on experience

Our programs help you transition from the classroom to the workplace. Macquarie's award-winning Professional and Community Engagement (PACE) units offer you opportunities for real industry experience as part of your degree.

World-class facilities

World-class facilities

You'll have access to our cutting-edge engineering facilities, including collaborative learning spaces, a dedicated full-pitch FIRST robotics field and state-of-the-art wind tunnel.

What our students say

Lily David

Lily David

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering

"A highlight of my time at Macquarie was working with a research group based in Japan. The group is developing a novel lymphatic drug delivery system that involves injecting chemotherapy directly into the lymph nodes to treat and prevent lymphatic metastasis.

As an undergrad, it was really exciting to be involved with such a project, particularly because it taught me to work and think outside of my engineering specialty. I’m now working as an engineer for Hoslab, a company that specialises in the design, construction and maintenance of medical and laboratory gases."

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