Course Description

Gain practical engineering experience, engage with industry and learn from experts to build a deep understanding of engineering technology. Understanding engineering principles will give you the ability to design, manufacture, install, commission, operate and maintain plants and equipment.
This degree gives you the flexibility to specialise in a range of engineering study areas, including industrial computer systems, instrumentation and control, electrical power or renewable energy, depending on your interests and career goals.
After completing the first year of your Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology, you could apply to transfer to a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree. You would still be able to complete your degree within four years of full-time study.
You can even take on another major from a different study area to broaden your understanding of how science applies in social, business, health and policy environments.
7 reasons to study Engineering Technology

Murdoch is ranked number 1 in Western Australia for graduate salary, learning resources, student support and full-time employment for engineering*.
Murdoch is ranked number 1 in Australia for Teaching Quality in Engineering*.
Murdoch is ranked number 1 in Australia for Overall Experience in Engineering*.
Make use of our $10.1 million Bayer Pilot Plant – a real world engineering plant with a dedicated control room, the only one of its kind in WA.
Gain 480 hours of real work experience as part of your degree.
Travel overseas to create positive change through our Engineers Without Borders Program.
Access great scholarships like the Westpac Young Technologists Scholarship Program.

* The Good Universities Guide, 2019

Some of the things you’ll learn

electrical and electronic circuits
energy, mass and flow
control systems and process dynamics
instrument and communication systems
wind and hydro power systems.

Your future career
Graduating with a major in Engineering Technology will open up many opportunities in a wide range of engineering and applied science careers around the world.


3 years full time, 6 years part time

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Engineering undergraduate courses at Murdoch University rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 80.6% (national average 48.3%)
Improved skills: 93.5% (national average 83.1%)
Overall satisfaction: 90.3% (national average 74.4%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Murdoch University. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Engineering undergraduate courses at Murdoch University had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 78.3% (national average 76.8%)
Studying full time: 4.0% (national average 13.7%)
Median full time salary: $71,500 (national average $63,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

Murdoch University Code: B1317

Entry Requirements

Selection Rank: 70