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We focus on innovation and creating smarter solutions for the future.

Our strong links with industry inform our engineering and IT degrees, which span civil, electrical, environmental, mechanical and software engineering, as well as computer science, business information systems and multimedia design. Studying engineering or IT at Griffith, you’ll learn using cutting-edge resources and gain valuable hands-on experience on real projects.

Study engineering and IT at Griffith

Meet the demands of ever-evolving industries

Hear from Griffith engineering and IT staff and graduates, including: Shaun Hamilton, engineer at SMEC Roads and Highways Construction Services; Monique Quirk, Griffith engineering graduate currently working at GHD; Professor Geoff Tansley, Head of School of Engineering; and Dr Leigh-Ellen Potter, School of Information Technology lecturer.

Ranked #1 for student satisfaction and teaching quality

Griffith is the top ranked university in South East Queensland for student satisfaction and teaching quality for engineering and top three in Australia for IT.

Strong future career prospects

The majority of future jobs growth is likely to be in science, technology, engineering and maths. At Griffith, your degree will be built around hands-on, project-based learning, with industry placements while you study.

Foundation first year

Our Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) now have a foundation first year, which is designed to help you find your feet at university and test out different study areas. You get to choose your major specialisation when you’re ready, before you start second year of your studies. As well as your major, you can also choose from an additional range of minor specialisations to create your own, unique skill set.

Practical, hands-on learning

At Griffith, your degree will be built around hands-on, project-based learning, with industry placements while you study.

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Career opportunities

Our engineering and IT degrees span a range of careers and industries. Depending on your degree, you may find opportunities in construction, manufacturing and mining, telecommunications, robotics, artificial intelligence, web or games design, IT management and consulting or energy production.

Student story

Sarah Marsanich

Griffith engineering graduate

Geotechnical engineer

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Sarah Marsanich - Griffith engineering graduate

May 26, 2017

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Monday 27 February — Saturday 17 June

Trimester 1 (International)

From 2017, we’ll be teaching across three trimesters, rather than two semesters, with our first trimester starting on Monday 27 February.

Friday 2 June — Saturday 3 June

Careers & Employment Expo

Opportunity to connect with organisations for guidance, clarity and opportunities for career options.

Monday 3 July — Friday 22 September

Trimester 2

Our second teaching trimester for 2017 runs from Monday 3 July to Friday 22 September. Get started on your study journey.

Monday 3 July — Saturday 14 October

Trimester 2 (International)

Our second trimester runs from Monday 3 July to Saturday 14 October 2017.

Tuesday 4 July — Wednesday 5 July

Twilight Tours - Gold Coast & Nathan

Tour our Gold Coast or Nathan campus with a current Griffith student. Get a feel for what studying at Griffith is like, see our facilities, and learn the best spots on campus for study, great food and fun activities. You’ll also have the chance to chat to a current student about your preferred degree and their Griffith experience. Find out more.

Saturday 15 July — Sunday 16 July

TSXPO

Unique opportunity for anyone starting, changing or upgrading their career. 

Tuesday 18 July — Tuesday 30 May

Sunshine Coast Daily Careers & Employment Expo

Latest information on tertiary studies, further training, hands on demonstrations and employment opportunities.

Monday 24 July — Tuesday 30 May

Open Day

Discover what’s possible at Griffith at Open Day. Visit our Gold Coast, Nathan or South Bank campuses to attend information sessions and activities, chat with academics about your preferred degree, find out about services and support and tour our campus. Find out more.

Monday 18 September — Friday 29 September

Q&A Sessions

Book a 30 minute, personalised appointment with a member of our student recruitment team, to help find the right degree for you and get personalised advice about your study options. You can also find out about scholarships and discover pathways to university.  Find out more.

Monday 30 October — Friday 2 February

Trimester 3

Our third teaching trimester runs from Monday 30 October 2016 to Friday 2 February 2018.

Monday 30 October — Friday 2 February

Trimester 3 (International)

Our third teaching trimester runs from Monday 30 October 2017 to Friday 17 February 2018.

Wednesday 15 November — Tuesday 30 May

Postgraduate Information Evening - South Bank

Join Griffith University for a postgraduate information evening and talk to our staff and students about how a postgraduate degree can help you achieve your career goals.

Wednesday 22 November — Tuesday 30 May

Postgraduate Information Evening - Gold Coast

Join Griffith University for a postgraduate information evening and talk to our staff and students about how a postgraduate degree can help you achieve your career goals.