Building your skills to help solve global issues
Do you love bringing complicated ideas to life, exploring how things work, improving processes or simply imagining what's possible? As an engineer, you'll do just that to solve all kinds of problems - from the practical ones we face every day to major global issues.
And at Murdoch, you'll join a community of freethinkers who have been doing so since 1975. They've helped to design one of Australia's most iconic wind farms, use natural resources like lithium to change the way we use energy, find new ways to manage water, and recycle industrial waste to make plastic for medical use.
This kind of work needs new ways of thinking. That's where you come in. Your thinking can help to make the most of our natural resources through better mining and manufacturing processes, drive the renewable energy agenda, or even address climate change.
Where could an engineering degree take you?
There's no limit to what engineers can achieve. You could be working in an established or emerging industry; in Australia or abroad; in a big city or a rural community; indoors or outdoors. And here's something else to consider: the engineering job you end up in may not even exist yet!
With a degree in engineering, you could pursue a career in:
- Developing new energy sources
- Finding new ways to turn raw materials into useful products
- Improving how medical and healthcare services are delivered
- Managing waste, pollution and water to help create a cleaner, greener world
- Building robots that deliver health and medical treatment
- Creating computer systems that other engineers use to make machines
Explore our engineering degrees
Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering – Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Industrial Computer Systems Engineering – Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Instrumentation and Control Engineering – Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Electrical Power Engineering – Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Renewable Energy Engineering - Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Engineering Technology – Bachelor of Science
Environmental Engineering – Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Mathematics and Statistics – Bachelor of Science
Mineral Science – Bachelor of Science
Energy and Carbon Studies – Graduate Certificate
Energy and Carbon Studies – Graduate Diploma
Energy and the Environment – Graduate Diploma
Engineering – Graduate Diploma
Extractive Metallurgy – Graduate Diploma
Safety Science – Graduate Diploma
Water Treatment and Desalination – Graduate Diploma
Renewable and Sustainable Energy – Masters
Water Treatment and Desalination – Masters
Why study engineering at Murdoch?
Degrees that suit you, and your career aspirations
Choose from a range of different engineering fields including electrical, minerals and metals, environmental, renewable, and industrial computer systems. And, if you're an undergraduate student, you could tailor your degree even further with our wide range of double degrees and double majors.
Hands-on learning for switched-on thinking
Hands-on means your mind's on. It's the best way to learn. That's why you'll gain 480 hours of work experience as part of your degree. And best of all, you'll be able to gain practical experience in the best renewable energy research facilities in Australia, including our Bayer Pilot Plant-the only one of its kind in WA-where you can utilise a real-world engineering plant.
Degrees shaped by the industry, so you're ready for the industry
We're guided by industry committees that help us shape our courses so that our students leave with skills that are relevant to the engineering industry. The 2019 Good Universities Guide ranks us number 1 in Australia for Teaching Quality and Overall Experience in Engineering and our graduates of accredited majors are all eligible for a graduate membership at Engineers Australia.
Learn from our free-thinking academics
As an environmental engineer, Dr Martin Anda is our expert in liquid and solid waste recycling, as well as energy and water efficiency in urban areas. His thinking helped win the Western Australian Water Professional of the Year in 2016.
Dr Tania Urmee has more than 15 years' experience re-thinking how we deliver and use energy in developing countries around the world. She's the person to ask about energy efficient building.
Dr Jonathan Whale has worked internationally with research groups to deepen his thinking on renewable and sustainable energy solutions. He works with small wind turbine manufacturers, project developers and local councils to assess wind resources opportunities for small wind turbines.
Explore our engineering facilities
Discover the pilot plant, labs and lecture theatres that you'll learn in.
Expand your career options with a double major
As an undergraduate student, you can study two majors during your degree.