Welcome to the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences (ECMS).

With schools ranked in the top 50 globally* and an outstanding reputation for teaching, research and the quality of our graduates, a qualification from the Faculty of ECMS can open the door to a world of opportunity.

*2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities

Study with us

With a degree from the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences, you could work in a wide range of industries. Specialise in an area of interest with our undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and research degrees.

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We are committed to delivering research that helps solve complex global problems and contributes to national priorities. We are home to a number of research institutes and centres and have expertise across a range of areas.


Engage with us

From providing commercial testing services and media expertise, to supporting primary and secondary school teachers with educational activities; we work closely with industry, government, alumni and the wider community.

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Options for majors and minors include:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Defence Systems
  • Medical Technologies
  • Smart Technologies
  • Renewable Energy

See all majors and minors


Options for postgraduate coursework degrees include:

  • Engineering
  • Data Science
  • Computer Science
  • Computing and Innovation

postgraduate degrees

Current student support

Are you a current or commencing student? Our Ask ECMS team can assist with all types of queries, from enrolment and study plans, to degree checks and credit transfers. Access our online resources, including study plans and forms.

Student support

Our Schools

Our faculty’s eight schools offer undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and research degrees across the disciplines of architecture, engineering, computer and mathematical sciences.

Architecture & built environment  Australian school of petroleum and Energy Resources

chemical engineering & advanced materials  Civil, Environmental & Mining Engineering  computer science  

electrical & electronic engineering  mathematical sciences  mechanical engineering  

Ingenuity - 26 October, 2021

Ingenuity is an interactive showcase of our student's projects exploring the real-life applications of engineering, computer and mathematical sciences. This year we will welcome school students, teachers and industry representatives as well as exhibit all of the projects online to explore at your leisure. 

visit Ingenuity

The Portal - your gateway to commercialisation

Operated by the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences, The Portal provides specific commercialisation advice and technology assessments to University staff and students all the way from idea to market.

Submit your innovation

ECMS news

Bringing self-sufficient power systems to the Solomon Islands

The island of Malaita has over 160 thousand people, but only 2-3% electricity penetration. Researchers such as Dr Birzer and his student team are contributing significant life-changing humanitarian efforts, technology and training where it is needed most.

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Student project making waves in floating wind-turbine testing technology

Mechanical Engineering Honours student, Caitlin Scarborough alone designed, built and tested a floating platform that can support a 5MW wind turbine. Her project will have lasting impact on the University and the future of energy decision making applications.

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The link between disrupted sleep and increased risk of death

Associate Professor Mathias Baumert and team have discovered a clear link between the "frequency and duration of unconscious wakefulness during night-time sleep and an increased risk of dying from diseases of the heart and blood vessels... particularly in women".

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Photonics COVID-19 project for present & future pandemics

Dr Abel Santos and his team have been awarded funding for their project "Photonic Viropsy: Harnessing light on chip for precise SARS–CoV–2 diagnosis", which will be critical to enabling breakthroughs in the understanding and control of present and future pandemics.

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Diptych - 2021 Final Year Exhibition

The School of Architecture & Built Environment's 2021 Final Year Exhibition



Powerful words equal a writing prize for young maths scholar

The Ultimo Prize aims to discover the best emerging writers in Australia. The 2021 Ultimo Prize focused on fiction and poetry by authors under the age of 30, exploring the theme of identity.



Outstanding Thesis wins ANSTO award

This medal is awarded annually to the PhD student at an Australian or New Zealand University who is judged to have completed the most outstanding thesis of the past two years whose work was undertaken at and acknowledges the Australian Synchrotron, or the Australian National Beamline Facility (ANBF), or whose work acknowledges and was undertaken under the auspices of the International Synchrotron Access Program (ISAP) or the Australian Synchrotron Research Program (ASRP).



Stunning mural artwork from Property graduate

Giyong Zhu (known as Zhuzhu) is a Master of Property graduate. She is also a mural artist, and she recently completed a commission by Uniting Communities that is getting incredibly positive feedback.



Nominate a Young Achiever

The 7NEWS Young Achiever Awards are designed to acknowledge, encourage, and promote the positive achievements of all young people in South Australia.



Professors make the list of Australia’s top 250 researchers

The arrival of COVID-19 has reminded us that research is needed more than ever. The University of Adelaide is incredibly proud that numerous of its researchers are being recognised for the level of excellence in their work and the impact it is having.