Engineers are scientists, inventors, designers, builders and great thinkers with skills that extent across scientific method, social, cultural and economic awareness, mathematics, biology, chemistry and physics, creativity and teamwork.

They build extraordinary things such as wind turbines that reduce emissions from the energy sector, robots that rove the surface of Mars and underwater tunnels that connect nations.

As an engineering graduate, you will experience well-paid opportunities world-wide that will improve and amplify human capabilities, making people’s lives safer and easier.

To become a professionally accredited engineer there are two pathways available. The first pathway is to complete a four-year Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree with a major in Civil, Electrical and Information, Mechanical, Mining, or Mechatronics and Robotics. The second pathway is to complete a two-year Master of Engineering Technology degree. We also offer a number of other post-graduate programs that are not accredited but allow you to become a specialist engineer.

When you graduate with us, you will have an established network and important professional skills through our blended practical and hands on curriculum, including internship opportunities and real-world industry projects.

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Why study engineering at Federation University?

State-of-the-art facilities

Study in world-class $45 million Science and Engineering Precinct at Mt Helen.

Engineering experts

Our teaching staff are experts in their fields, from advanced computational modelling and robot navigation algorithms to maintenance reliability engineering and asset management.

Professional recognition

Our undergraduate and Master of Engineering Technology engineering degrees are accredited by Engineers Australia.

Placement opportunities

Practical experience

Whilst on industry placement you will contribute to a significant project valued by the host organisation and develop hands on employment skills.

Take advantage of our existing relationships with companies such as AGL, Lion, VicRoads, Energy Australia, Fulton Hogan and Siemens, and be job-ready and in demand upon graduation.

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Rated by Federation University engineering students#

Victoria’s #1 university for graduate outcomes 6 years in a row*

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Study options

With so many areas of engineering to pursue, in multiple locations (Ballarat and Gippsland), as well as via online learning, we’ll have a program to suit your career goals.

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Career outcomes

Globally recognised qualification

As a qualified engineer, you have a huge variety of tasks and environments in which you can work.

Our graduates have successfully been employed by well-known global and Australian industries such as Lion, Siemens, Downer and Energy Australia, within an enormous range of engineering fields that includes:

  • Aerospace engineering
  • Agricultural engineering
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Building services
  • Chemical engineering
  • Food engineering
  • Petroleum and petrochemical engineering
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Process control engineering
  • Production
  • Civil engineering
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Hydraulics (water) engineering
  • Structural engineering
  • Transport engineering
  • Coastal and ocean engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Electronics and telecommunications engineering
  • Environmental engineering
  • Industrial engineering
  • Marine engineering
  • Materials engineering
  • Mechanical and manufacturing engineering
  • Minerals and metallurgical engineering
  • Mining engineering
  • Renewable energy engineering
  • Resource engineering
  • Risk engineering
  • Software engineering
  • Sustainable engineering
  • Process engineering
  • Engineering project management

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