UNSW Faculty of Engineering

The Faculty of Engineering is a constituent body of the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia. UNSW was formed on the 1st of July 1949, and the Faculty was established on the 8th of May 1950 with the inaugural meeting of the Faculty taking place on the 7th June, 1950. It was one of the first three University faculties which were established by Council (resolution 54)[1], and was initially formed of four departments including Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Mining Engineering. Today, it is the largest engineering faculty in Australia, offering the widest range of engineering programmes.

UNSW Faculty of Engineering
Established1950
DeanProfessor Stephen Foster (acting)
Location, ,
Websitewww.eng.unsw.edu.au

OrganisationEdit

The Faculty comprises eight schools:

The UNSW School of Surveying and Geospatial Engineering (1970 to 2013) was a school of this faculty.

Rankings and AchievementsEdit

 
rUNSWift in a Standard Platform League game from RoboCup 2010 in Singapore.
  • Ranked Number 1 Engineering faculty in Australia - ARWU, 2016; NTU Ranking[2], 2016
  • Ranked Number 1 in Australia for Civil Engineering - ARWU, 2016; QS Rankings, 2017
  • Ranked Number 1 in Australia for Electrical and Electronic Engineering - ARWU, 2016
  • Ranked Number 1 in Australia for Mechanical Engineering - ARWU, 2016; NTU Ranking, 2016
  • Ranked Number 1 in Australia for Energy Science & Engineering - ARWU, 2016
  • Ranked Number 1 in Australia for Chemical Engineering - NTU Ranking, 2016
  • Ranked Number 1 in Australia for Computer Science - ARWU, 2016
  • Ranked Number 1 in Australia for Materials Science and Engineering - ARWU, 2016
  • The UNSW Centre for Photovoltaic Engineering currently holds the world record for single-crystalline silicon solar cell efficiency (25%). It also holds the world record for multi-layer solar cell efficiency (43%).[3] It is one of the leading solar cell research centres in the world with ongoing active research in the area of wafer-based solar cell technologies, thin film cell technologies and advanced third-generation cell concepts.
  • 23% of "Australia's Top 100 Most Influential Engineers"[4] as listed by Engineers Australia graduated from UNSW, the highest percentage for any university.
  • In the top 5 universities in Australia for the proportion of graduates who were employed full-time four months after completing their course - Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) Results[5]

MyUniversity ResultsEdit

MyUniversity[6] is an Australian Government website providing information about Australian universities. As data is collected from different sources, percentages may collate to over 100%. Information is provided university wide, and on select disciplines. Results for all Engineering disciplines are listed below.

  • Aerospace Engineering Students
    • 97.7% of students have a positive outcome:
      • 89.9% full-time job rate (highest amongst the Go8 and ATN universities in Australia)
      • 7.8% of students go onto further full-time study
    • 7.8% Attrition Rate (lowest amongst the Go8 and ATN universities in Australia)
  • Computing and Information Systems
    • 100% of students have a positive outcome:
      • 93.5% full-time job rate (highest amongst the Go8 and ATN universities in Australia)
      • 7.8% of students go onto further full-time study
    • 8.6% Attrition Rate (lowest amongst the Go8 and ATN universities in Australia)
  • Civil Engineering Students
    • 100% of students have a positive outcome:
      • 94.9% full-time job rate (highest amongst the Go8 and ATN universities in Australia)
      • 9.1% of students go onto further full-time study
    • 5.2% Attrition Rate (second lowest amongst the Go8 and ATN universities in Australia)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering students
    • 100% of students have a positive outcome:
      • 92.4% full-time job rate (highest amongst the Go8 and ATN universities in Australia)
      • 10.6% of students go onto further full-time study
    • 5.0% Attrition Rate (lowest amongst the Go8 and ATN universities in Australia)
  • Mechanical Engineering student
    • 100% of students have a positive outcome:
      • 90.1% full-time job rate (highest amongst the Go8 and ATN universities in Australia)
      • 13.1% of students go onto further full-time study
    • 6.7% Attrition Rate (second lowest amongst the Go8 and ATN universities in Australia)

ProjectsEdit

 
Sunswift IVy During the World Solar-Car Speed Record attempt.

Students of the faculty are involved in a number of high-profile projects:

  • Sunswift Solar Car (officially the world's fastest solar-powered vehicle at 88 km/h,[7] and winner of the Silicon Class of the 2009 Global Green Challenge[8]).
  • Formula SAE-A Racing Car (National winners in 2000)
  • BLUEsat Satellite (Development in Progress).
  • UNSW Competitive Robotics Group (building award-winning autonomous vehicles[9]).

Notable alumniEdit

  • Ori Allon, Computer Science and Engineering PhD - Orion Search Engine (bought by Google); BRW Young Rich List 2013 [10]
  • Rose Amal, Chemical Engineering - Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for Functional Nanomaterials, University of NSW; Engineers Australia "Top 100 Influential Engineers", 2013, 2014 [11]
  • Robert Care (Civil Engineering) - Chair for UK, Middle East and Africa, Arup Group Limited; Engineers Australia "Top 100 Influential Engineers, 2013" [11]
  • Greg Combet (Mining Engineering) - Former Federal Minister for Climate Change, Industry and Innovation; Engineers Australia "Top 100 Influential Engineers, 2013" [11]
 
Greg Combet
  • Bob Every (Metallurgist) - Chair, Wesfarmers; Engineers Australia "Top 100 Influential Engineers", 2013, 2014 [11]
  • Mick Farrell (Chemical Engineering) - Chief Executive, ResMed; Engineers Australia "Top 100 Influential Engineers", 2013, 2014 [11]
  • Mehreen Faruqi (MEngSc in Waste Management) - Greens MLC - NSW Parliament; Daily Life's 20 Women of the Year; Judy Raper Award for Leadership in Engineering
  • Andrew Harding (Mining) - Chief Executive - Iron Ore, Rio Tinto, Perth; Engineers Australia "Top 100 Influential Engineers", 2014 [11]
  • Philip Hercus (Naval Architecture) - Founder of International Catamaran Designs; Engineers Australia's AGM Michell Award for achievements in Engineering, 1992 [12]
  • Chris Jenkins (Mechanical Engineering) - Managing Director, Thales Australia; Engineers Australia "Top 100 Influential Engineers", 2013, 2014 [11]
  • Grant King (Civil Engineering) - Managing Director, Origin Energy; Engineers Australia "Top 100 Influential Engineers", 2013, 2014 [11]
  • Warren King (Electrical Engineering) - CEO, Defence Material Organisation; Engineers Australia "Top 100 Influential Engineers", 2013, 2014 [11]
  • Richard Leupen (Mechanical Engineering) - Managing Director and CEO, UGL Limited; Engineers Australia "Top 100 Influential Engineers", 2013, 2014 [11]
  • Peter McIntyre (Electrical Engineering) - Managing Director, TransGrid; Engineers Australia "Top 100 Influential Engineers", 2013, 2014 [11]
  • Bruce Munro (Civil Engineering) - Managing Director, Thiess; [11]
  • Campbell Newman (Civil Engineering, ADFA) - Premier of Queensland; [11]
     
    Campbell Newman
  • Mike Quigley (Electrical Engineering) - CEO, NBN Co; [11]
  • Chris Raine (Mechanical Engineering) - President and CEO, Alstom Australia and New Zealand; [11]
  • Judy Raper (Chemical Engineering) - Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), University of Wollongong; [11]
  • Chris Roberts (Chemical Engineering) - Chief Executive & President, Cochlear Limited; [11]
  • George Savvides (Industrial Engineering) - Managing Director, Medibank Private; [11]
  • Jamie Shelton (Structural Engineering) - National President, Consult Australia; [11]
  • Shi Zhengrong (Photovoltaic PhD) - Founder and CEO, Suntech
 
Zhengrong Shi
  • Ian Smith (Mining Engineering) - Managing Director and CEO, Orica; [11]
  • Elizabeth Taylor (Civil Engineering) - Chair, RedR International; [11]
  • Guy Templeton (Electrical Engineering) - President & Chief Operating Officer Asia/Australia-Pacific/Southern Africa, Parsons Brinckerhoff; [11]
  • Michael Uzzell (Electrical Engineering) - Head of Navy Engineering, Royal Australian Navy; [11]
  • Stuart Wenham (Photovoltaic Engineering) - Director, ARC Photovoltaics Centre of Excellence, University of NSW; [11]
  • Les Wielinga (Civil Engineering) - Director-General, Transport for NSW, NSW Government; [11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.recordkeeping.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/documents/A7-Eng.pdf
  2. ^ "2016 National Taiwan University Ranking (NTU Ranking)". nturanking.lis.ntu.edu.tw. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Latest News". iTWire. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  4. ^ http://engineerstop100.realviewtechnologies.com/#folio=48
  5. ^ "Higher education study experience data". www.qilt.edu.au. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  6. ^ "MyUniversity". MyUniversity. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  7. ^ "Aussie car breaks a world speed record". News.smh.com.au. 7 January 2011. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  8. ^ World Solar Challenge#2009 race
  9. ^ "Rise to the top: UNSW student robotics team get silver at world comp". UNSW Engineering. 28 February 2020. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  10. ^ "Young Rich 2013". Brw.com.au. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y http://engineerstop100.realviewtechnologies.com/#folio=1
  12. ^ "AGM Michell Medal". Engineers Australia. Retrieved 27 June 2014.

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