The top 3 engineering schools in Australia for 2017 are

  1. University of Melbourne
  2. University of New South Wales
  3. University of Southern Queensland

Uni Reviews ranked Australian universities by a formula using:

  • engineering school size (student numbers)
  • student and graduate satisfaction with engineering courses (% satisfied)
  • indicative graduate salaries (based on pay, study and unemployment rates).

Engineering definition

Engineering includes Process and Resources Engineering, Mechanical, Civil, Electrical & Electronic, and Aerospace.

Detailed study areas: Manufacturing, Automotive, Geomatic and Maritime Engineering and Technologies, Food Processing Technology, Chemical, Mining, Materials, Mechanical and Industrial, Construction, Structural, Building Services, Water and Sanitary, Transport, Geotechnical and Ocean Engineering, Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, Aerospace and Aircraft Maintenance Engineering.

University of Melbourne

The School of Engineering at UniMelb tops the rankings for Australia in 2017.

The School has a high indicative graduate salary ($73,000) and is solid in other areas (size and satisfaction).

University of New South Wales

On equal points with UniMelb are the engineering schools at UNSW.

UNSW is the comfortably the biggest engineering university, with 12,300 students. It has a solid course satisfaction rating (78%).

University of Southern Queensland

The Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences at USQ ranks among Australia's top 3 for engineering.

USQ is the leading university for online engineering degrees. It scores highly for graduate salaries.

Engineering School Rankings for Australia

Updated: 8 November 2016

1. Engineering School Size

Source: uCube Higher Education Statistics (Category: Engineering and Related Technologies)

2. Student Course Satisfaction

Sources: Course Experience Questionnaire (2014-2015), University Experience Survey (2014-2015)

Universities are ranked by student and graduate satisfaction, with an adjustment for different satisfaction rates between the 2 groups. For further details, see Course Ratings by Students.

3. Indicative Graduate Salaries

Source: Graduate Destinations Survey (2013-2015)

The indicative graduate salary accounts for:

  1. low incomes of unemployed graduates
  2. earnings potential of graduates doing advanced studies.

For further details, see Graduate Salaries by University.