Facts and figures

Our rankings

How we compare with other universities:

Discipline Australian ranking World ranking Source
Engineering and Technology 3 56 Times Higher Education 2015–2016
Engineering 2 46 Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015
Engineering and Technology 1 18 QS Faculty Rankings 2015–2016
Computer Science & Information Systems 1 13 QS World University Subject Rankings for Engineering 2016
Chemical Engineering 3 27 QS World University Subject Rankings for Engineering 2016
Mechanical Engineering 1 28 QS World University Subject Rankings for Engineering 2016
Electrical Engineering 1 35 QS World University Subject Rankings for Engineering 2016
Civil and Structural 4 29 QS World University Subject Rankings for Engineering 2016
Mining and Mineral Engineering 4 21 QS World University Subject Rankings for Engineering 2016


Our courses have received accreditation from:

Accreditation Recognition
EURACE® Recognised in 28 countries
Euro-Inf® Recognised in 28 countries
Engineers Australia Recognised in 13 countries
iChemE Recognised worldwide
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Recognised worldwide
Australian Computer Society Recognised worldwide

Find out which of our courses is accredited

The School

Professional staff
Academic staff
Academic student–staff ratio

Academic departments

Key disciplines

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
  • Infrastructure Engineering
  • Computer & Information Systems
  • Mechanical Engineering

Research centres and institutes

We have 20 research centres and institutes.

Research Centres and Institutes


We have one business incubator: Melbourne Accelerator Program.

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Engineering female students
Engineering international students
Engineering female students %
Engineering international students %


Undergraduate courses

We have 14 majors:

  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computing & Software Systems
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Informatics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronic Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Spatial Engineering
  • Structural Engineering

Graduate courses

The number of courses in our key discipline areas:

Number Discipline
30 All Graduate Courses
2 Biomedical Engineering
3 Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
4 Civil and Structural Engineering
3 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
1 Energy
1 Engineering Management
2 Environmental Engineering
4 Information Technology
3 Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics
2 Spatial

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Exchange/Study Abroad

Outbound students
Inbound students
Partner institutions

Exchange options (Inbound and Outbound)

  • Coursework, research
  • Short term, one semester, two semesters

Group exchange agreements

  • GE3


Research income
$44.4 million

We have eleven key research innovations:

Data and Society
Medical and Pharmaceutical Technologies
Food and Agribusiness
Energy Technologioes
Transport Technologies
Mining Equipment
Water and Environment
Defense Technologies
Future Infrastructure
Advanced Manufacturing


Alumni in Australia
Alumni overseas