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Engineering and Computer Science

Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Sydney

Redefine what's possible

Be prepared for the careers of tomorrow

At Sydney, your career comes first. We’ll help you develop your skills in critical thinking, networking and leadership throughout your degree, so you can enter the workforce with confidence.

Our students work closely with leading academics, researchers and industry partners to create smarter ways of running our planet. They help airlines to fly cleaner and farmers to increase crop yields, explore deep under water or in outer space and bring solar power to remote communities.

Our alumni have become project managers in construction, energy and financial services, electrical engineers in telecommunications systems, civil engineers in government and public policy, data analysts and computer programmers. They work in disaster recovery and humanitarian aid, renewable energy, medical device manufacture, vehicle and engine design and software solutions. Engineering and IT are the fields of the future.

“What we consider to be impossible are simply engineering problems,” physics professor and futurist Michio Kaku.

Flexible First-Year

You can try out mechanical, chemical, computer, electrical, environmental, space or structural engineering before settling on a specialisation that will shape your career.

2 degrees in 5 years

Combine engineering or computing with a degree in science, arts, commerce, law, medicine or even music, and broaden your horizons in Australia and overseas.

Our Leadership Scholarship

Realise your potential

Striving for gender equity

  • 1/3 of our engineering students are female

    The highest proportion at any Australian university

    Women in engineering

Our courses

To help you understand common terms that we use at the University, we offer an online glossary.