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.
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.
Tasmania is a hub for energy innovation. Learn from Engineers who are developing innovative and collaborative solutions to challenges facing the energy sector from trialling greener electricity networks to optimising renewable energy systems.
Get the chance to design, build and drive an electric race car as part of the UTAS Motorsport Team.
Our Long-standing connections with major industry figures like GHD, Hydro, Entura, and INCAT provides excellent opportunities for work placement.
Our double degrees allow you to deepen your knowledge and expertise within two separate study areas. Did you know you can combine a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) with a Bachelor of Science?
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At the University of Tasmania, we’ll help you get the skills you need to pursue a degree. We offer a wide range of preparatory and pathway programs, as well as short foundation programs, to assist in the transition to university.
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.
Electronics and Communications Engineering
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.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
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 Engineering
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.
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4 (Honours)|
|Core Units 87.5 Credit points||Core Units 100 Credit points||Core Units 75 Credit points||Honours Projects 50 Credit points OR Core units 50 Credit points|
Choose 1 Elective|
Unit 12.5 Credit points
|Work Placement (A) 12.5 Credit Points||
Choose 2 Elective|
Units 25 Credit points
Choose 2 Elective|
Unit 25 Credit points
|Work Placement (B) 12.5 Credit Points|
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.
Here are some of the top careers projected to grow in the next five years.
Architectural, Engineering and Technical Services 14.6 % Projected Job Growth to 2024
Civil Engineering is one of the largest growing professions in the Australian Construction industry with 21.9 % Projected Job growth to 2024
Race car project helps students drive straight into industry
The University of Tasmania Motorsport team is a student driven Formula SAE team comprised of predominantly engineering students, as well as students from other disciplines such as business and media.
Entry requirements vary across courses and are available on each individual course page, which you can access from Course Options. We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you’re not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option.
Credit for prior learning
The University of Tasmania aims to provide you with credit for approved prior study or equivalent professional experience which exceeds standard entrance requirements for courses. For more information please visit Recognition for Prior Learning.
English language requirements
For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is not the official language, evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test must be provided. For more information, please visit International Future Students.