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.

Engage with Us


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

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 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

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®)

You have 3 minutes and 1 slide to make an impact with your research. Can you do it?

Register online for the Virtual University of Adelaide 3MT competition by 18 June 2021.


ECMS news

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.

Find out more

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.

Learn more

Automating cryptographic code

This research aims to automatise the process of translating quantum-resistant cryptographic algorithms into efficient implementations by developing a toolkit to automatically generate optimised post-quantum cryptographic code.

More about cryptographic code




Semester 1 2021 Graduation Important Updates

If you intend to graduate in the Semester 1, 2021 Conferral Round (Ceremony in September 2021), please check your application status in Access Adelaide now.



Job opportunity: Intersect seeking casual eResearch Trainers

Intersect are looking for exceptional PhD candidates based in Adelaide to join their Training team as eResearch Trainers to deliver and/or assist in their courses. Applications close 2 July.



Register for Adelaide Uni's Got Talent

Calling all students to film and submit an original performance video to go in the running to win the top prize of $500 in cash! Performances can be of any style: dance, singing, comedy, magic…the more entertaining the better. Register by 9 July.



Art of the Possible

The Art of the Possible is a student-led festival in partnership with the Adelaide Festival of Ideas, launching 19 – 23 July 2021. The festival offers a suite of events aimed to celebrate creativity of University of Adelaide students and we want to help you share your work with the public. Categories include the Andy Thomas Centre for Space Research feature writing competition and digital art competition. Submissions close 21 June.



ECMS remains in top 100 ARWU rankings

ECMS remains a leading research and education institute both nationally and internationally with 10 disciplines ranking within the top 100 in the 2021 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).



ECMS leading Fulbright Scholarship recipients

Congratulations to the three ECMS researchers who have been awarded Fulbright Scholarships to continue their world-class research at leading US universities.





Austmine STEM METS Career Pathway Internship info session

Austmine will be holding a number of information sessions to provide students information about the Austmine STEM Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) Career Pathway Program. 



Spirit of Place Exhibition

Spirit of Place explores South Australian contemporary Aboriginal architecture, landscape architecture and placemaking. The collection of works represents the diversity of design responses to South Australia’s rich Aboriginal cultures.



McKinsey & Company Women's Internships and Scholarships Info Session

This information session is open to pre-penultimate and penultimate undergraduate/postgraduate female students who are interested in applying for the scholarship and internship. The session will explain both the Women's Internship and Scholarship, and the Women in Digital Internship and Scholarship opportunities.



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.




We are bringing together the Australia Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) community to present and to discuss recent CVPR 2021 papers.