Why study Engineering at UWA?



Why study Engineering at UWA?

UWA’s Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics offers a five-year combined Bachelor to Masters program for engineering undergraduates to broaden their educational experience. Students will do a three year Bachelor of Science and then progress to a two year Masters qualification. The program of general study at undergraduate level will broaden students’ communication and problem-solving skills, while the Masters degree will significantly increase their technical expertise.

Feedback from the engineering industry and leading employers has been positive as they feel that this model matches industry demand for well-rounded and work-ready graduates with advanced skills.

Here are some of the reasons an engineering degree from UWA is the right choice:

  • The average starting salary for UWA engineering and technology graduates is AU$70,244, considerably higher than the national average of AU$64,202 (2014 Good Universities Guide).
  • Engineering and technology postgraduate students can expect their salary to rise to an average of AU$101,573, following an average investment of AU$36,059 in a master’s program (2014 Good Universities Guide to Postgraduate Courses).
  • The design process for the degree structure has had robust and rigorous input from industry, been endorsed through an intensive Engineers Australia accreditation process, and aligns with engineering degree programs across Europe. Therefore, UWA engineering graduates are competitive in the international employment market.
  • With this model students can explore a range of engineering disciplines to ensure they are making fully informed career choices.
  • The Masters program offers students on-the-job industry experience, full-time over 12 weeks (Professional Practicum).
  • Employers want versatile graduates who can adapt to changes in the workplace – UWA engineering graduates will have a head start in careers that require specialist skills or when applying for research higher degrees at the world’s top research institutions.

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