One of Tasmania’s world-first hybrid renewable energy plants, King Island.

Why study engineering?

When you study Engineering with us, we will make sure you get an education filled with hands-on technical experience, right from your first year.

Our courses give you the skills to balance creative design, analysis and applied science. You will design, build and manage structures, machines, manufacturing processes and infrastructure.

Working with our expert researchers, you can learn all about the optimisation of alternative energy systems, such as hydro and wind-power systems, and lifesaving biomedical implants.

We also have strong industry partnerships to give you unparalleled access to lecturers and career projects, including networking opportunities.

  • Get the chance to design, build and drive an electric race car as part of the UTAS Motorsport Team.
  • Bring engineering to the community at major events like National Science Week, Agfest, and Inspiring Australia.
  • Get real hands-on experience with an 8-10 week industry placement as part of your engineering degree.

At school, Lily was good at maths and science, but she didn't know what to do with her skills. She chose engineering at UTAS because she didn’t have to choose a specialisation right away. She went on to focus on civil engineering, completing an Honours year and now a PhD.

Course list

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Careers in engineering

Future-focused. Engineering is always at the cutting-edge of human development and leads the charge in creating a sustainable future for all.

Endless opportunities. Engineering is part of every industry on Earth. From manufacturing to energy, biomedical to space exploration, engineers are everywhere.

Solution creators. Engineers are applied blue-sky thinkers. They imagine inspiring developments for a bright future, and are the ones to make it happen.

Globally relevant. With your Washington Accord-accredited Engineering degree, your skills and knowledge are accepted in countries around the world.

Become an innovator. Through renewable energy, biomedical innovations, automation, driverless transport and space colonisation, engineers shape the world.

Career opportunities

  • Aerospace
  • Biomedical
  • Building and construction
  • Civil and environmental engineering
  • Computer systems
  • Government agencies
  • Health industry
  • Industrial electronics
  • International development
  • Manufacturing
  • Maritime
  • Mining and exploration
  • Petrochemical
  • Power generation and transmission
  • Property development
  • Robotics and automation
  • Software engineering
  • Telecommunications
  • Transport