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

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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. 

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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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Partnership focuses on cutting-edge glass technology

The University of Adelaide’s Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS) has partnered with The Coretec Group, Inc. to develop a glass to be used in the US company’s CSpace, a 3D static volumetric display technology.  This project will be jointly funded by the University of Adelaide.



Sulphur chemical technology improves battery lifespans

The number of times batteries may be recharged could double in the near future thanks to scientific advances in sulphur battery technology being made by University of Adelaide researchers.



Machine learning students say cheers with AI beers

One of the world’s oldest industries now has a high-tech twist, with a new South Australian craft beer designed entirely by artificial intelligence (AI), thanks to a special project from the University of Adelaide’s Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML) working in partnership with Barossa Valley Brewing.



The legacy of Associate Professor Peter Mullinger

Colleagues and industry partners met at the end of last year to celebrate the rich and varied career of Associate Professor Peter Mullinger.



UNIHACK 2022 open to participants

UNIHACK is Australia’s largest student hackathon and this year they're inviting participants from across the Tasman to their second virtual hack!



FRESNO team wins 5th place

One of the most important challenges to tackle climate change is the decarbonisation of energy production with the use of renewable energy sources such as wind and solar.