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.

*2018 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

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

Ingenuity - showcasing student projects

Ingenuity is an interactive showcase of university student projects exploring the real-life applications of engineering, computer and mathematical sciences. Each year we welcome school students, teachers, industry representatives and the public to Ingenuity—which is the biggest event of its kind in South Australia.





Dr Mohammad Mohsen Sarafraz awarded Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for 2020

Congratulations to Dr Mohammad Mohsen Sarafraz, visiting Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials who has recently been awarded Victoria's most prestigious postdoctoral fellowship, the Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for 2020.



Professor Derek Abbott made Honorary Fellow of Engineers Australia

Congratulations to Professor Derek Abbott from the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering who has been made an Honorary Fellow of Engineers Australia. 



Dr Claire Jones joint ECMS and Health & Medical Sciences appointment

The Faculties of ECMS and Health and Medical Sciences (HMS) are pleased to announce the joint appointment of Dr Claire Jones to help build research connectivity and to explore interdisciplinary research opportunities at the interface of HMS and ECMS.



Become a leading Data Scientist with the Data Incubator Fellowship Program

The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists.



ECMS HDR Travelling Scholarship - open to MPhil/PhD in ECMS

The ECMS Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Travelling Scholarship was established to support higher degree by research students who present study-related research at a peer-reviewed conference. Applications close 31 March 2020.



The Clive E Boyce Scholarship - open to MPhil/PhD in the School of Architecture and Built Environment

The Clive E Boyce Scholarship is awarded annually to support a postgraduate student undertaking a higher degree by research in the School of Architecture and Built Environment. Applications close 31 March 2020.





International Space University Adelaide Conference

31 January: Be part of the inaugural International Space University (ISU) Adelaide Conference 2020, bringing together ISU alumni and space industry and researchers from around the globe.



Future Proof: The Advertiser's Space Jobs Forum

6 February: A panel involving former NASA astronaut and University of Adelaide graduate Dr Andy Thomas AO will discuss opportunities in space, and how our next generations of young people can prepare for the future.



Research Seminar with Professor Kazunari Domen, Japan

7 February: School of Chemical Engineering & Advanced Materials Research Seminar - Photocatalytic water splitting for large-scale solar hydrogen production with Prof Kazunari Domen Research Initiative for Supra-Materials (RISM), Shinshu University, Prof The University of Tokyo, Japan



Summer School 2020: Artificial Intelligence applications in power systems

10-13 February: The Adelaide Power Systems Summer School (APSSS) 2020 has gathered prominent scientists from around the globe to teach the applications of various artificial intelligence techniques in power systems and smart grids engineering - expressions of interest close 10 November.



HiTEMP-2: Attend the 2nd international forum on zero carbon high temperature minerals processing

16-18 March: The Centre for Energy Technology at the University of Adelaide invites you to attend the second International Forum on Zero Carbon High Temperature Minerals Processing (HiTeMP-2), the leading global forum fostering the transformation of heavy industry towards net-zero CO2 emissions.