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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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Research

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.

Research

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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Undergraduate

Options for majors and minors include:

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

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Postgraduate

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.

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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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News

27

Sep

Centre for Research on Engineering Software Technologies research scholarships and internships

The summer scholarships at CREST are a great opportunity for talented undergraduate and postgraduate students to work in our large scale research and development software security projects and collaborate with leading researchers in the field. With 14 projects to choose from, there's an opportunity for everyone. Applications close 1 October 2021.

24

Sep

Students design humanitarian architectural solutions: Ho Man Ku

Bachelor of Architectural Design students are designing housing solutions for neurodiversity, cultural and social differences.

23

Sep

Spreading positive influence through peer support

Remaining positive in the face of border lockdowns and study uncertainty has proved incredibly rewarding for offshore student Yvonne Tansu. Currently studying a Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences from her home in Indonesia, Yvonne has enjoyed the flexibility that online study has afforded her.

21

Sep

Facebook funds project to fix integrity and privacy issues

University of Adelaide researchers are pushing the boundaries of bug detection through social testing as Facebook develops a cyber-cyber digital twin of its social media platform called WW.

21

Sep

Paper on the Future of Nanofertilisers in Highest-Impact Journal

Remote PhD student Tu Le, along with Professor Volker Hessel and co-authors have recently published a review on microfluidic encapsulation and its use for nanofertilisers – which are among the grand challenges of future engineering. 

17

Sep

Cyber Awareness and Safety Teacher Training - Vietnam High School Outreach

In recognition of digital capabilities and to enhance high school teacher’s technologies skills, the University of Adelaide successfully launched the Cyber Awareness and Safety Teacher Training with more than 60 teachers from across 15 schools in Vietnam.

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Events

13

Oct

IPAS Optics & Photonics Showcase + pizza!

Please join us for an evening celebrating the great work being undertaken in this field at the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS). Even if you don’t think optics and photonics is for you, please come along – you may be surprised! In any case we promise you will be inspired, have fun and be fed.

26

Oct

Ingenuity 2021

Ingenuity is an interactive showcase of university student projects exploring real-life applications of architecture, engineering, computer and mathematical sciences. This year, SA's largest technology expo will be brought to you both face-to-face and virtually, letting you choose how you wish to explore this year's 300+ student projects! 

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