Engineering is about taking science and a creative spirit and designing and building solutions for real-world problems. There are plenty of problems to choose from – climate change, water quality, efficient autonomous vehicles, renewable energy, plastic pollution, life-saving medical devices, secure communications, exploring space. Name any problem - engineers will have a hand in solving it.
At Flinders, there are multiple entry pathways you can study to become an accredited engineer. Flinders engineering courses have a common first year that enables you to delay your choice of specialisation until you have experienced engineering as a whole, or transfer between courses if you change your mind. Our degrees are offered in close collaboration with industry, giving you specialist knowledge and an integrated 'toolkit' of skills that will enable you to meet the requirements of industry as it continues to change. They also include 20-week industry placements to ensure you are job ready.
Engineers apply science and ingenuity to real-world problems.
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At Flinders, there are multiple entry pathways you can study to become an accredited engineer, even if you:
"If you want to change the world…If you want to be introduced to fantastic new technology, different skills, if you want to problem solve, if you think you have an idea but you want to see it become real, then come and do Engineering at Flinders." Dr Sherry Randhawa
Our Work Integrated Learning will improve your employability by giving you valuable practical experience in a workplace setting, directly related to the degree you’re studying.
You’ll work with industry and government at a national and international level to improve engineering outcomes.
WIL can be in the form of a 20 week work placement such as; internships, field education, vocational and professional practice, including projects with industry and community organisations such as – The Australian Rail Track Corporation, Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure, Medical Device Research Institute, Milford Industries, REDARC Electronics, Nanyang Polytechnic – Singapore, SAGE Automation, AZZO, SA Biomedical Engineering, Naval Group, Thales Group, Dassault Systèmes and Steriline Racing.
"The Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electronic Systems and Security) is about creating the technology to keep us secure. Half of the course is to educate you so that when the next technology comes along you're going to be prepared. This is actually in the electromagnetic spectrum, this is radar, this is wireless technology. It comes as a 3-year degree and a 4-year degree with a Bachelor of Science in Physics."
Professor John Roddick, Head of Flinders Engineering.
Want a career in the Defence, Cybersecurity or Telecommunications industry?
Flinders University in collaboration with Defence Science and Technology are excited to offer scholarships for high performing Australian students who enrol in the combined Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electronic Systems and Security), Bachelor of Science (Physics) course, so apply to SATAC now.
Scholarship applications open December 2020 for students who have been offered a place in the Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electronic Systems and Security), Bachelor of Science (Physics) course. Applications for continuing scholarships close on Friday 19 February 2021, while applications for commencing students on Wednesday 10 March 2021.
Study Civil Engineering
Build the world we live in, create and innovate and prepare yourself to solve civil engineering problems, considering social, economic and environmental concerns.
Our Engineering degrees are fully accredited by Engineers Australia at the level of professional engineer. Professional engineering courses accredited by Engineers Australia are recognised internationally under the Washington Accord. Graduates meet the academic requirements for attaining chartered professional engineering status.
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Tonsley embodies world’s best practice in education, teaching and research. It’s a place where innovation, collaboration and entrepreneurial spirit combine to create the products and processes of the 21st century and beyond.
Our degrees are designed in close collaboration with industry, so our graduates are work ready.
You’ll take part in a nationally recognised industry placement program and network with teachers, mentors and businesses who will prepare you for the workplace. Our graduates leave with professional accreditation and all engineering degrees can be combined with design, technology or innovation topics to give you the skills for an ever-changing world.
Change the world around you.
Design the systems, products and solutions that enhance our lives.
With an Engineering and Design degree, you can make a difference in your community—whether you’re finding commercial solutions or pioneering new technology. But you don’t have to wait until you’ve graduated. Tonsley hosts businesses, institutes and thought leaders in order to bring together the brightest minds in engineering, science, technology and maths.
Study Biomedical Engineering
Design systems that enhance the quality of human life. Get the skills to investigate, plan, design, manufacture and maintain systems and equipment that are used in all aspects of health care.
Civil Engineering is a large occupation employing 43,000 workers.
Source: joboutlook.gov.au, data accessed 17/10/17
Discover Flinders at Tonsley, check out the Medical Devices Research Lab, Hexapod and Biomechanics Lab, Nanostructures Clean Room, Rehabilitation and Motion Analysis Lab, AI and Robotics Research Lab, Multimodal Recording Facility, Solid Mechanics and Materials Lab, CISCO Academy – Cybersecurity and Network Systems Labs, Electronics Lab, Simulation and Serious Games Lab, Digital Transformation Lab, Robotics and Automation Lab and the Civil, Mechanical and Maritime Engineering Pod.
I enjoyed the hands-on part of my engineering studies. Engineering courses at Flinders have a really good balance between the theoretical side and its application. That better prepares you for the real world.
I was exposed to a large variety of study areas within my degree, preparing me for a career in a variety of different industries. Being able to modify my degree to complete a yearlong industry placement has assisted me in obtaining a graduate position in my chosen field.
My honours project utilised the skills acquired throughout my degree and in collaboration with a team, I was able to build an autonomous robot as an entrant to the National Instruments Autonomous Robotics Competition in Sydney, where I was able to see the robot compete against Universities across Australia. This was a very rewarding experience and was a great opportunity to network with other people in the industry.
The whole engineering building at Tonsley is brand new so all teaching spaces, facilities, laboratories are all modern and easy to use and navigate. Our Civil Engineering class is a very small class which is good in a way as the lecturers can actually focus on every students. I have enjoyed all the laboratory experiments we did, such as mixing concrete using raw ingredients based on the assigned target concrete strength. Also part of the course is a 20-week work experience with an engineering company. All these aspects will definitely help and prepare us for the real world.
Studying at Flinders has helped me find my feet again after eight years in the military. I love using Tonsley’s facilities and know that the Engineering degrees I have pursued will give me the best job outcome.”
Chris Turner, Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor Mechanical Engineering (Honours)
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