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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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. 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.

Submit your innovation

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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Engineering students explore artificial general intelligence

Final year engineering students focused on traversing the divide between artificial narrow intelligence (ANI) and artificial general intelligence (AGI).



Ingenuity innovators enhance autonomous underwater vehicle

A hit multi-year project from Ingenuity 2019 has had innovative enhancements by final year engineering students Eli Duykers, Jessica Evans, Joyce Jollands and Nathan Morrissey.



Engineering students create tool to improve River Murray health

Civil engineering students Nikolas Harpas, Akhil Sharma, Isaac Devlin and Liam Gill have engineered a model to help figure out how we can maximise the water quality of the Murray River while minimising our impact on the river ecosystem.



Dr Jiawen Li working on 3D printed camera to detect cause of heart attacks

The School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing researcher has been awarded grants totalling $608, 308 for her research.



Spotlight on engineering & mathematics student Alice Miller

Having always enjoyed maths, science and design, Alice said she wanted to follow a career and study pathway where she could apply those skills in a way to solve problems and make a difference, while continuing to be challenged and keep learning.



Final year engineering students investigate carbon capture and storage solutions to reduce emissions

For their honours project, Bachelor of Engineering (Petroleum) students Liam Alchin and Andre Lymn investigated how to ensure a gas reservoir would be suitable for the injection and long term storage of CO2.





STEM Industry Internship Information Session

You should attend this information session if you are interested in completing an internship as preference may be given to students who have attended these sessions.



October Sundowner – Water & Space presented by the Australian Water Association SA

The Young Water Professionals of the SA AWA Branch are delighted to invite you to their last 2021 SA Sundowner Series to hear from Matt Lama about Water and Space. In this talk, we'll discuss the role that space can play in the conservation of our precious resource and what the future might look like as a result.



Workshop: Data Manipulation and Visualisation in R

R is quickly gaining popularity as a programming language for statisticians, data scientists and researchers. It has an excellent ecosystem including the powerful RStudio and the Shiny web application framework. In this workshop, you will learn how to manipulate, explore and get insights from your data as well as how to convert your data from one format to another.



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!