The School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering has a long history of producing leading civil, environmental, mining, architectural and structural engineers. The University of Adelaide is consistently ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide.* It is also ranked 15th for mining engineering, 28th for water resource engineering and 31st for civil engineering.#

* Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017 / # Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018

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Our broad range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees will prepare you to apply creative and critical thinking to provide innovative engineering solutions fundamental for a functioning society. Specialise in civil engineering, environmental engineering, mining, architectural and structural engineering.

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Our research

The School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering’s internationally-recognised research is focused on managing water resources, structural engineering and materials, mining and geoengineering. We offer a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

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Student support

Are you a current or commencing student? Our Ask ECMS team is available for any questions you have regarding your degree—from enrolment and practical experience, to degree checks and credit transfers. You can also access online resources, including study plans and forms.

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Do you need to contact the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering? If your question relates to a specific matter, you can contact the relevant school staff member directly.

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Will you be joining us from overseas?

Studying at the University of Adelaide, continuously ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide, will challenge and inspire you. We're a member of Australia's Group of Eight (Go8), made up of the country's best universities.

The University's beautiful campus features traditional sandstone buildings, open spaces and cutting-edge facilities. Located in the multicultural city of Adelaide, South Australia; it is close to accommodation, shops, entertainment and attractions.

The School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering offers a range of world-class programs. Find out more about study options, entry requirements, how to apply and life in Adelaide.

Information for international students




Up for a challenge?

Try the Dassault Systèmes international contests to test your skills! 



The John Crampton Travelling Scholarship 2020

Apply today if you are intending to undertake postgraduate study in the areas of architecture or engineering in a country other than Australia. Applications close 30 September.



Closing soon - STEM Cadetship Program

Applications close 11 September: Are you currently studying an undergraduate degree in: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM), photography or imaging? Read on to find out more about the Department of Defence STEM Cadetship.



Call for papers: Emergent practice in cybersecurity

We are seeking proposals for chapters from any disciplines dealing with the interdisciplinary boundaries of cyber risk as it applies to business.



Graduate Construction Engineer

Applications close 15 September: This is an entry level position and provides excellent career development opportunities with a company that is going places.



GHD Vacation Internship Opportunities

GHD are currently offering internships in civil engineering, structural engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, environmental engineering and telecommunications/computer systems engineering.



Ingenuity 2019

Thursday 31 October: Celebrating tomorrow’s technology leaders, Ingenuity 2019 showcases the dynamic world and real life applications of engineering, computer and mathematical sciences.

Young Engineers Australia South Australia Speed Networking Night

24 September: Join Young Engineers Australia South Australia for an evening of professional relationship building with fellow engineers and industry leaders.

Young Engineers Australia: New Friends and Fresh Ideas

Thursday 12 September: Join a night of celebration with other early-career engineers and find out how you can dive headfirst into the engineering community.

Dean's Research Seminar Series: Improving Life on Earth in Space

Thursday 5 September: The microgravity environment is a new frontier for discovery and innovation. Learn how science in space will affect life on Earth.

Working in Australia

Thursday 22 August: Brought to you by the Bright Futures' Society, this networking event is especially tailored for international students.

Improve your CV

Monday 12 August, 1-3pm: Looking to improve your CV? Struggling to communicate your research skills in a CV? Curious about the different between academic and non-academic CVs? Join us for an interactive panel discussion to discuss everything CV.