UNSW Faculty of Engineering

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UNSW Faculty of Engineering
Established 1950
Dean Graham Davies
Location Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Website www.eng.unsw.edu.au

The Faculty of Engineering is a constituent body of the University of New South Wales, Australia and was established on 8 May 1950.[1] It is the largest engineering faculty in Australia, offering the widest range of engineering programmes.

Organisation[edit]

The Faculty comprises nine schools:

Rankings and Achievements[edit]

rUNSWift in a Standard Platform League game from RoboCup 2010 in Singapore.
  • Ranked Number 1 in Australia for Computer Science - ARWU, 2010
  • Top score in Engineering, Computing, Science and Architecture. UNSW also achieved the top score for excellence in Business, Law and Economics and the top overall scores for both excellence and improvement.[2] - 2009 Learning and Teaching Performance Fund
  • Most cited Australian university in Engineering and Computer Science, as well as Maths, and Psychology.[3] - 2003 TO 2007 Thomson Reuters-Indexed Journals
  • 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%).[4] 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.
  • rUNSWift, the University's team in the international RoboCup Standard Platform League competition, is the most successful team in the world, with wins in 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2014 as well as coming second in 1999, 2002, 2005 and 2010.
  • 23% of "Australia's Top 100 Most Influential Engineers"[5] as listed by Engineers Australia graduated from UNSW, the highest percentage for any university.
World Rankings 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
QS World University Rankings by Faculty - Engineering and Technology[6] - - - - 39th 39th =33rd 27th
ARWU for Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences 51-75 76-107 51-77 52-75 52-75 51-75 51-75 42nd
Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities - Engineering - 85th 82nd =74th 81st 71st 60th TBA
Australian Rankings 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
QS World University Rankings by Faculty - Engineering and Technology[6] - - - - 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd
ARWU for Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences =1st 3rd =1st =1st =1st =1st =1st 1st
Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities - Engineering - 2nd 2nd =2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd TBA

MyUniversity Results[edit]

MyUniversity[7] 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)

Projects[edit]

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,[8] and winner of the Silicon Class of the 2009 Global Green Challenge[9]).
  • Formula SAE-A Racing Car (National winners in 2000)
  • BLUEsat Satellite (Development in Progress).

Notable Alumni[edit]

  • 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" [12]
  • Greg Combet (Mining Engineering) - Former Federal Minister for Climate Change, Industry and Innovation; Engineers Australia "Top 100 Influential Engineers, 2013" [13]
    Greg Combet
  • Bob Every (Metallurgist) - Chair, Wesfarmers; Engineers Australia "Top 100 Influential Engineers", 2013, 2014 [14]
  • Mick Farrell (Chemical Engineering) - Chief Executive, ResMed; Engineers Australia "Top 100 Influential Engineers", 2013, 2014 [15]
  • 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 [16]
  • Philip Hercus (Naval Architecture) - Founder of International Catamaran Designs; Engineers Australia's AGM Michell Award for achievements in Engineering, 1992 [17]
  • Chris Jenkins (Mechanical Engineering) - Managing Director, Thales Australia; Engineers Australia "Top 100 Influential Engineers", 2013, 2014 [18]
  • Grant King (Civil Engineering) - Managing Director, Origin Energy; Engineers Australia "Top 100 Influential Engineers", 2013, 2014 [19]
  • Warren King (Electrical Engineering) - CEO, Defence Material Organisation; Engineers Australia "Top 100 Influential Engineers", 2013, 2014 [20]
  • Richard Leupen (Mechanical Engineering) - Managing Director and CEO, UGL Limited; Engineers Australia "Top 100 Influential Engineers", 2013, 2014 [21]
  • Peter McIntyre (Electrical Engineering) - Managing Director, TransGrid; Engineers Australia "Top 100 Influential Engineers", 2013, 2014 [22]
  • Bruce Munro (Civil Engineering) - Managing Director, Thiess; Engineers Australia "Top 100 Influential Engineers", 2014 [23]
  • Campbell Newman (Civil Engineering, ADFA) - Premier of Queensland; Engineers Australia "Top 100 Influential Engineers", 2013, 2014[24]
    Campbell Newman
  • Mike Quigley (Electrical Engineering) - CEO, NBN Co; Engineers Australia "Top 100 Influential Engineers, 2013" [25]
  • Chris Raine (Mechanical Engineering) - President and CEO, Alstom Australia and New Zealand; Engineers Australia "Top 100 Influential Engineers, 2013" [26]
  • Judy Raper (Chemical Engineering) - Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), University of Wollongong; Engineers Australia "Top 100 Influential Engineers", 2013, 2014 [27]
  • Chris Roberts (Chemical Engineering) - Chief Executive & President, Cochlear Limited; Engineers Australia "Top 100 Influential Engineers", 2013, 2014 [28]
  • George Savvides (Industrial Engineering) - Managing Director, Medibank Private; Engineers Australia "Top 100 Influential Engineers", 2013, 2014 [29]
  • Jamie Shelton (Structural Engineering) - National President, Consult Australia; Engineers Australia "Top 100 Influential Engineers, 2013" [30]
  • Zhengrong Shi (Photovoltaic PhD) - Founder and CEO, Suntech
    Zhengrong Shi
  • Ian Smith (Mining Engineering) - Managing Director and CEO, Orica; Engineers Australia "Top 100 Influential Engineers", 2013, 2014 [31]
  • Elizabeth Taylor (Civil Engineering) - Chair, RedR International; Engineers Australia "Top 100 Influential Engineers", 2013, 2014 [32]
  • Guy Templeton (Electrical Engineering) - President & Chief Operating Officer Asia/Australia-Pacific/Southern Africa, Parsons Brinckerhoff; Engineers Australia "Top 100 Influential Engineers", 2013, 2014 [33]
  • Michael Uzzell (Electrical Engineering) - Head of Navy Engineering, Royal Australian Navy; Engineers Australia "Top 100 Influential Engineers, 2013" [34]
  • Stuart Wenham (Photovoltaic Engineering) - Director, ARC Photovoltaics Centre of Excellence, University of NSW; Engineers Australia "Top 100 Influential Engineers", 2013, 2014 [35]
  • Les Wielinga (Civil Engineering) - Director-General, Transport for NSW, NSW Government; Engineers Australia "Top 100 Influential Engineers, 2013" [36]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.recordkeeping.unsw.edu.au/documents/A7-Eng.pdf
  2. ^ 2009 Learning and Teaching Performance Fund
  3. ^ 2003 TO 2007 Thomson Reuters-Indexed Journals
  4. ^ "Latest News". iTWire. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
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  6. ^ a b topuniversities.com
  7. ^ "MyUniversity". MyUniversity. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  8. ^ "Aussie car breaks a world speed record". News.smh.com.au. 2011-01-07. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  9. ^ World Solar Challenge#2009 race
  10. ^ "Young Rich 2013". Brw.com.au. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
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  17. ^ "AGM Michell Medal". Engineers Australia. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
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