Faculty of Engineering

What do professional engineers do?

Engineers make things happen. Most of today’s products and services have an engineering component, enabling us to enjoy longer, healthier, more comfortable and fulfilling lives.

From the large-scale infrastructure of the physical environment we inhabit to the virtual environment of computing and information technology, from applied research to the world of elite sports – the work of engineers has a huge impact on our lives; enabling us to live longer, healthier and more comfortably.

Biomedical Engineers

Biomedical engineers use their background in the engineering and medical fields to understand how the human body functions and why it sometimes fails. They work in a wide range of industries, hospitals, research facilities, as computer animators or in government regulatory agencies. Find out more about Biomedical Engineering.

Chemical Engineers

Chemical engineers are ‘big picture’ professionals involved in the design, research and development, construction and installation, and manufacturing and production processes of converting raw materials into valuable end-products for use in our modern, technological society. They work in the dairy and food industries, pharmaceuticals, biotechnologies, paper and pulp, petrochemical, energy processing and production, semiconductors and mineral processing sectors. Find out more about Chemical and Material Engineering.

Civil Engineers

Civil engineers work on the planning, design, construction and maintenance of the things that make modern world that we inhabit possible; skyscrapers, motorways, bridges, tunnels and dams. Find out more about Civil Engineering.

Environmental Engineers

Environmental engineers develop structures, equipment and systems that provide practical solutions to the problems caused by increased consumption and waste, and threats to biodiversity. Find out more about Environmental Engineering.

Computer Systems Engineers

Computer systems engineers develop the software and hardware components that we depend on in our everyday lives; home automation, appliances, automobiles, factory processes, wireless and communication systems, mechatronics systems, instrumentation, embedded systems and nano-systems. Find out more about Computer Systems Engineering.

Electrical and Electronic Engineers

Electrical and electronic engineers design the equipment and systems that provide essential services to satisfy our high dependence on reliable power, communications and electronic systems; electric power generation, communications, wireless computing technologies, microprocessors, computer applications, and high power electronics. Find out more about Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Engineering Science

Engineering scientists use mathematical models and considerable computer power to provide solutions to complex decision problems faced by industrial, medical, service and business sectors. Find out more about Engineering Science.

Mechanical Engineers

Mechanical engineers use science and technology to develop the machines that are essential for everyday life through design, production and operation of mechanical devices, machinery, transportation and energy management.
Find out more about Mechanical Engineering.

Mechatronics Engineers

Mechatronics engineers integrate electronic devices with mechanical systems and information technology. They are involved in the evolution of computers, software, electronics, sensors and actuators to improve products, processes and services in such sectors as automotive, aerospace and machine tool industries and the defence sector. Find out more about Mechatronics Engineering.

Software Engineers

Software engineers combine their skills in computer science, engineering and maths to design, develop and test software for various functions - from mobile applications to banking, architecture, medicine and telecommunications. Find out more about Software Engineering.

If you have a passion for designing solutions to problems and want to use your skills to shape the world we live in now and in the future, then you should consider a career in Engineering.