UNSW Faculty of Engineering

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UNSW Faculty of Engineering
Established 1950
Dean Professor Mark Hoffman
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 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 Results[edit]

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)

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,[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).

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Ori Allon, Computer Science and Engineering PhD - Orion Search Engine (bought by Google); BRW Young Rich List 2013 [9]
  • Rose Amal, Chemical Engineering - Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for Functional Nanomaterials, University of NSW; Engineers Australia "Top 100 Influential Engineers", 2013, 2014 [10]
  • Robert Care (Civil Engineering) - Chair for UK, Middle East and Africa, Arup Group Limited; Engineers Australia "Top 100 Influential Engineers, 2013" [10]
  • Greg Combet (Mining Engineering) - Former Federal Minister for Climate Change, Industry and Innovation; Engineers Australia "Top 100 Influential Engineers, 2013" [10]
Greg Combet
  • Bob Every (Metallurgist) - Chair, Wesfarmers; Engineers Australia "Top 100 Influential Engineers", 2013, 2014 [10]
  • Mick Farrell (Chemical Engineering) - Chief Executive, ResMed; Engineers Australia "Top 100 Influential Engineers", 2013, 2014 [10]
  • 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 [10]
  • Philip Hercus (Naval Architecture) - Founder of International Catamaran Designs; Engineers Australia's AGM Michell Award for achievements in Engineering, 1992 [11]
  • Chris Jenkins (Mechanical Engineering) - Managing Director, Thales Australia; Engineers Australia "Top 100 Influential Engineers", 2013, 2014 [10]
  • Grant King (Civil Engineering) - Managing Director, Origin Energy; Engineers Australia "Top 100 Influential Engineers", 2013, 2014 [10]
  • Warren King (Electrical Engineering) - CEO, Defence Material Organisation; Engineers Australia "Top 100 Influential Engineers", 2013, 2014 [10]
  • Richard Leupen (Mechanical Engineering) - Managing Director and CEO, UGL Limited; Engineers Australia "Top 100 Influential Engineers", 2013, 2014 [10]
  • Peter McIntyre (Electrical Engineering) - Managing Director, TransGrid; Engineers Australia "Top 100 Influential Engineers", 2013, 2014 [10]
  • Bruce Munro (Civil Engineering) - Managing Director, Thiess; [10]
  • Campbell Newman (Civil Engineering, ADFA) - Premier of Queensland; [10]
    Campbell Newman
  • Mike Quigley (Electrical Engineering) - CEO, NBN Co; [10]
  • Chris Raine (Mechanical Engineering) - President and CEO, Alstom Australia and New Zealand; [10]
  • Judy Raper (Chemical Engineering) - Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), University of Wollongong; [10]
  • Chris Roberts (Chemical Engineering) - Chief Executive & President, Cochlear Limited; [10]
  • George Savvides (Industrial Engineering) - Managing Director, Medibank Private; [10]
  • Jamie Shelton (Structural Engineering) - National President, Consult Australia; [10]
  • Shi Zhengrong (Photovoltaic PhD) - Founder and CEO, Suntech
Zhengrong Shi
  • Ian Smith (Mining Engineering) - Managing Director and CEO, Orica; [10]
  • Elizabeth Taylor (Civil Engineering) - Chair, RedR International; [10]
  • Guy Templeton (Electrical Engineering) - President & Chief Operating Officer Asia/Australia-Pacific/Southern Africa, Parsons Brinckerhoff; [10]
  • Michael Uzzell (Electrical Engineering) - Head of Navy Engineering, Royal Australian Navy; [10]
  • Stuart Wenham (Photovoltaic Engineering) - Director, ARC Photovoltaics Centre of Excellence, University of NSW; [10]
  • Les Wielinga (Civil Engineering) - Director-General, Transport for NSW, NSW Government; [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.recordkeeping.unsw.edu.au/documents/A7-Eng.pdf
  2. ^ "2016 National Taiwan University Ranking (NTU Ranking)". nturanking.lis.ntu.edu.tw. Retrieved 2017-06-08. 
  3. ^ "Latest News". iTWire. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  4. ^ http://engineerstop100.realviewtechnologies.com/#folio=48
  5. ^ "Higher education study experience data". www.qilt.edu.au. Retrieved 2017-06-08. 
  6. ^ "MyUniversity". MyUniversity. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  7. ^ "Aussie car breaks a world speed record". News.smh.com.au. 2011-01-07. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  8. ^ World Solar Challenge#2009 race
  9. ^ "Young Rich 2013". Brw.com.au. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  10. ^ 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
  11. ^ "AGM Michell Medal". Engineers Australia. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 

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