School of Engineering

School of Engineering

Our department is practical, flexible and tailored to what major industries say they need. We have a high ratio of tutors per student to ensure we provide one-on-one support to all our students.

You can take Engineering as a double degree with business administration, commerce or science. We also offer a common first year, which makes it easy to transfer between engineering programs.

All students are required to take part in at least twelve weeks of relevant work experience to receive their degree. As soon as you have completed the prerequisites, it’s recommended you enrol in our industry engagement PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) program. This unit runs all year, including summer time, and all students are expected to find their own industry placement. More information can be found in the Macquarie Course Handbook.

Higher degree research

Our Master of Research students are given the opportunity to collaborate and meet with international workers with schemes to fund travel and work in state-of-the-art facilities.

Our focus areas include:

  • future wireless networks
  • biomedical sensing and imaging
  • optical and photonics
  • materials engineering
  • reconfigurable electronics and antennas

In Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2015, research in electrical and electronic engineering received a rating of 4 out of 5 – ‘performance above world standard.’ Biomedical engineering was rated for the first time and was rated at world standard. Find out more about our research.

If you are interested in doing research training or a research degree at Macquarie, please contact a researcher in your field of interest to discuss your ideas and potential supervision before applying. For more information on applying contact the Higher Degree Research Office.


Engineering students can become members of the Macquarie University Engineering Society (MQES). MQES is an innovative society aimed at improving the academic performance of engineering students.

MQES holds peer assisted learning sessions and provides numerous academic workshops. The society aims to increase communication amongst year groups, facilitate extra-curricular projects and improve practical skills.

Contact us

Learn more about our support for current students, make requests regarding your studies online or contact us.  If you have questions, please go to or contact the Science and Engineering Student Services Centre. For enquiries regarding research degrees, contact Ms Jane Yang or Ms Ana Borba.

International student enquiries: Submit an online enquiry.


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