The University of Western Sydney (UWS) is ranked in the top 2 per cent of universities worldwide and is one of the world’s top 60 young universities. The University’s place is at the leading edge of knowledge, providing a contemporary education that builds successful lives and careers for students and graduates. Conducting research in areas of national excellence, UWS provides a rich and stimulating research environment for both academics and students.
The University’s excellence in teaching has also been recognised in the 2015 QS Stars World University Ratings with five stars awarded for teaching, innovation, inclusiveness and facilities. The latest Leiden rankings (2015) has acknowledged the University’s world-class research capabilities with UWS ranked 10th in Australia and 259th in the world.
Greater Western Sydney
The Greater Western Sydney region in the metropolitan area of Sydney, and home to UWS, is of key national importance due to its rapidly growing population and strong economic contribution. The region has over 240,000 businesses, and generates more than $80 billion in economic output a year, making its economy the third largest in Australia. With its aerotropolis development it is a living laboratory for sustainable infrastructure engineering.
Excellence in Engineering
UWS School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics (SCEM) is known for its transdisciplinary learning and research environment, fusing the core drivers of technological innovation and entrepreneurship – interdisciplinary engineering, computing, industrial design, mathematics and built environment.
The University’s assessed research in Engineering has been ranked at world class or better in the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) national report.
UWS Institute for Infrastructure Engineering is the first of its kind in Australia to have a specific focus in this area. Institute’s Structural Research and Testing Laboratory is one of Australia’s best independent testing facilities for the construction and manufacturing industries. The School and the Institute address future infrastructure challenges through partnership with government and a wide range of leading companies. These cross-disciplinary teams of experienced professionals and students are actively engaged in sustainable infrastructure projects, which can be grouped into two areas:
– Smart Water Resourcing, addressing
- water quality management – water and wastewater reuse, and use of urban lakes for storm water management
- climate change – rainfall, runoff and flood estimation under changing climatic conditions and development of climate change impact assessment tool
- water supply infrastructure – innovative ways of sewer corrosion control
– Green Buildings and Smart Cities, addressing
- sustainable construction – use of recycled materials in construction, building lifecycle analysis and
- efficient infrastructure – energy and water harvesting and conservation, intelligent and sustainable renewable energy systems
Joining the vibrant interdisciplinary and innovation engine of the School and the Institute means that students and their peers can benefit enormously from learning through creating and making, and participation in competitions for solving real world challenges – all these in close interaction with the high quality and entrepreneurial, research and industry experienced academics, and government and industry partners. Many students can become part of the UWS Academy, which gives them a wealth of opportunities to develop critical thinking and leadership skills, and engage and connect with prominent national and world leaders.
The Engineering courses are combined with concurrent degree in Data Science. In addition to Infrastructure Engineering, they open up careers in diverse high tech areas of sustainability and livability, related water, roads and buildings; robotics and mechatronics; telecommunications; manufacturing and utilities; commercial, medical and industrial product design; product management, project management and consultancy; industrial or residential development; applied systems thinking; software engineering; computer network design and management
Equipped with the ability of synergetic computational, engineering and design thinking, students will be able to tackle grand challenging problems and develop systems with capabilities limited only by their creativity, imagination and desire for innovation.
Engineering at UWS – Making Today’s Dreams Tomorrow’s Technology.
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