Study Engineering at ANU


Become a modern engineer

The Australian National University is creating the modern engineer with systems engineering. Our engineering degrees are designed with industry to ensure you develop the skills and expertise in response to global demand.

The unique nature of our degrees goes beyond traditional engineering fields. It will prepare you to design, analyse, and manage the complex systems that are prevalent in our society.

Systems engineering is an interdisciplinary engineering field and is also taught at other world-class universities including the University of Cambridge and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).


Matilda Dowse

Bachelor of Engineering (R&D) (Honours) / Bachelor of Science

Meet Matilda, the modern engineer. Her degree combination aligns with her dream of leading social change.

Learn more about Matilda and her ANU experience here

What is Systems Engineering? 

Systems engineering is an interdisciplinary engineering field.

It is forward thinking and transcends software, electrical, and mechanical engineering so engineers are able to provide the big picture and work across teams.  


Australian National University graduates among the world's most employable.

Graduates from ANU have been ranked Australia's most employable graduates and are listed among the world's most sought after employees.

For the fifth consecutive year, ANU was rated number one in Australia in the Times Higher Education, Global University Employability Ranking.

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Humanitarian engineers: helping to advance the well-being of humanity as a whole.

As an ANU engineering student you will undertake multiple projects with a humanitarian engineering focus as part of your degree, allowing you to apply your studies directly to enhance the livelihoods of individuals and communities.

While completing your degree you may apply to take part in immersive placements learning about community development and appropriate technology.

During 2017, engineering student Sarah Callinan attended an Engineers Without Borders Summit in Cambodia. You can read more about her experience here

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Career Outcomes

Careers in engineering are diverse and engineers are in high demand in Australia and overseas. As an ANU graduate with a systems engineering background, you will bring extra value to future employers.

The skills and abilities you gain while studying are highly sought after in engineering companies and across many other professions and organisations.

Because of our unique systems engineering approach, many of our graduates progress to senior management roles due to their skills and knowledge in more than one engineering discipline.

For this reason engineering at ANU is often considered a springboard into the wider corporate world.

Our graduates work in many organisations including:

  • Telstra
  • Qantas
  • Accenture
  • IBM
  • Northrop Consulting Engineers
  • Department of Defence
  • Energy Australia
  • GHD
  • CEA Technologies
  • Cochlear Limited
  • Thales
  • Ford.


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Updated:  10 August 2021/Responsible Officer:  Dean, CECS/Page Contact:  CECS Marketing