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. Each year we welcome school students, teachers, industry representatives and the public—which is the biggest event of its kind in South Australia.

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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

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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Early detection of smoke exposure in wine production

Dr Cheryl Suwen Law's project tailors ‘lab-on-a-chip’ sensing technology for rapid detection and quantification of smoke exposure in the vineyard and smoke taint in grape juice and wine, enabling the industry to make more informed decisions during growing seasons affected by bushfires.

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CASR secures three life saving Road Safety Innovation Fund grants

The Centre for Automotive Safety Research (CASR) has been awarded 3 projects under the Federal Government's Road Safety Innovation Fund (Round 2, 2021) scheme. The projects will be conducted over the next 3 years on South Australian roads.



Kaurna Learning Circle takes home Award of Excellence

The Kaurna Learning Circle & Karrawirra Parinangku, situated at the North Terrace campus of the University of Adelaide, has recently received an Award of Excellence for Civic Landscape in the 2021 Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA SA Chapter) awards.



PhD opportunity: Microgrid Battery Deployment

This scholarship is jointly funded by Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre (FBI CRC) and University of Adelaide to support a full-time PhD student who is undertaking research in Power Systems Engineering and application of large-scale energy storage for microgrid operation.



2022 Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship

The Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship, valued up to $120,000, provides final year, honours and postgrad students access to support and networks to help them back their ideas and make a real difference through their research and studies. Applications close 2 September 2021.



Dept of Environment and Water - work experience opportunities

DEW offers unpaid work experience where you can learn about the fundamentals of a particular job or work environment. If you are interested in conservation, sustainability, the environment and South Australia's natural resources and heritage, contact DEW today to find out how you can be part of their team.



Andy Thomas Space Scholarship with Playford Trust - watch this space

The Playford Trust and the Andy Thomas Space Foundation will partner to provide four $5000 scholarships for high-achieving school leavers hoping to study aerospace engineering at the University of Adelaide next year. Applications will open around September 2021 - watch this space!





Artificial Intelligence in Health: Separating Fact from Fiction

Join our esteemed panel of doctors, scientists, and health leaders as they explore the future of modern health care, the rise of the machine, and fact versus fiction when it comes to artificial intelligence.



Info session: NSW Government 2022 graduate program

Learn about the 2022 NSW Government Graduate Program with Donna Bristow and Michelle McShane from the NSW Public Service Commission.



2021/2022 Fishbowl Challenge

The Fishbowl Challenge is a 6-month intensive venture-building program and competition for young university entrepreneurs. Participants work in international teams with students across the globe to build tech-based social ventures. Applications close 1 July 2021.



How to build a professional LinkedIn profile

Looking to raise your LinkedIn game by building an outstanding professional social media profile?



Enhancing Employability with Tech Skills by FDM Group Australia

Digital literacy will enhance every graduate’s employability and it’s a skill set you can develop in your own time if you don’t study it at university. So what are the tech skills employers value, how can you develop them, and how will they get applied in the workplace? This workshop is open to all students - all disciplines, all year levels, undergraduate and post graduates, Citizens and Permanent Residents of Australia, and international students.



AustCyber & Ribit present: Cyber Connect Talent Jam - Speed Interviews & Networking

Ribit and AustCyber (Australian Cyber Security Growth Network) are hosting a cyber security focused speed interviewing for jobs and networking event for talented tertiary students looking for internships, part-time jobs and entry-level graduate roles in the fast-growing cyber security sector. Registration essential.