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.


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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.





Job opportunity: Casual work opportunities in ECMS

Applications are now open for academic teaching support positions within ECMS, commencing 2 March 2020. Applications close 19 January 2020.



Dr. Dongliang (Donny) Chao wins the Innovators Under 35 MIT 35 award

In representing The University of Adelaide, our new DECRA Fellow Dr. Dongliang (Donny) Chao won the “MIT 35” award.



Watch this space - ExploreSA: The Gawler Challenge

In 2020, SA will host a $250,000 crowdsourced open data competition to fast-track the discovery of mineral deposits in South Australia.



Prof Ken McClay awarded Bruce Hobbs Medal

Congratulations to Professor Ken McClay, who has been awarded the Geological Society of Australia’s Bruce Hobbs Medal for outstanding contributions to structural geology.



Thank you to our ECMS Student Ambassadors for 2019

A big congratulations and thank you to our 2019 ECMS Volunteers and Ambassadors whose time and contribution throughout the year has been invaluable to the Faculty.



CEME student Michael Crisp awarded Peter Brooker Conference Travel Prize in Mathematical Geology

Congratulations to CEME student Michael Crisp who has been awarded the Peter Brooker Conference Travel Prize in Mathematical Geology.





Heat and Habitat in Cities 2 Day Symposium

H2CS - Heat and Habitat in Cities Symposium, hosted by the School of Architecture and Built Environment, will bring international and national experts, policy makers, planners, designers and researchers to exchange knowledge, experience and expertise and to discuss and debate concrete ideas for planning, designing, developing and improving our cities.



2019 Mahler lecture by Holly Krieger on the Mandelbrot fractal

13 December: Dr Holly Krieger from the University of Cambridge will give the 2019 Mahler lecture in mathematics, "A tour of the Mandelbrot set". 



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.