Engineers are collaborators. They work closely with designers, scientists, technicians and other passionate specialists. Driven by discovery, they love to meet a challenge and create something new.

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Bachelor of Engineering (Specialisation) with Honours

Industry connected lectures

Learn from engineers who are developing innovative solutions in the energy sector.

Design, build and drive an electric race car

Design, build and drive an electric race car as part of our Motorsport Team.

Work placement with our industry partners

Enjoy work placement opportunities with companies like GHD, Hydro, Entura and INCAT.

Study options

In addition to our engineering specialisations below, you may also wish to look at our Maritime Engineering study options.

Civil engineers focus on designing, planning and constructing the world we live in, both above and below the ground. Projects include dams, bridges, pipelines, gas and water supply schemes, sewerage systems, roads, airports, and structures across all scales, including residential buildings.

Our world is more connected than ever, and electronics and communications engineers are designing, creating and maintaining the infrastructure that enables that global connectivity. They design and maintain networks, control automatic and robotic autonomous vehicles and small devices. They also help improve quality of life around the world, creating bionic ears, pacemakers, life support systems and other biomedical devices.

Engineers who specialise in both electrical and electronic engineering are multi-skilled and often work across diverse engineering projects associated with electrical systems. Your studies in electrical engineering will cover large scale power systems. This is complemented by expertise in Electronic engineering where you will develop the ability to design and create smaller electronic circuits.

Electrical power engineers manage projects across the generation, transmission, distribution and utilisation of electrical energy. They are looking to reinvent the world’s energy systems, working across a scale that crosses continents, right down to the local community where delivering reliable, sustainable power can directly tackle poverty and save lives.

Mechanical engineers are involved in mechanical design, manufacture, assembly, commissioning, maintenance, safety, management, and development of policies within vast global sectors including energy, transportation, manufacturing, and automation. The largest and most complicated machines on the planet, from ships and aircraft to highly technical mechatronics and automation, need the skills and knowledge of a mechanical engineer.

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Career opportunities

Engineers are well paid, and find interesting and engaging career opportunities across government, private companies, industry and consulting firms. Employment outlook for Engineers is growing with skilled engineers in demand across a vast array of industries.

According to the National Skills Commission projected employment growth November 2020 and projections to November 2025, here are some of the top careers projected to grow in the next five years.



Predicted job growth to 2025


Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers

Predicted job growth to 2025


Civil Engineering

Predicted job growth to 2025

Hydro Energy in Tasmania - A Renewable Engineering Project by James Beattie

Student experience

Renewable Engineering

"As a civil engineering student, doing a project that has a link to industry but also to be involved in a renewable project is really beneficial. When you are doing the work you an actually see how that applies to the real world".

James Beattie has been awarded the W.A. Cromarty & Co. Renewable Energy Prize for his research into ‘Dynamic loading of side spillway chutes.

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