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.

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Applications open: Engineers Without Borders

There are $3000 New Colombo Plan grants now available for engineering students who apply to undertake their practical experience in Cambodia, Nepal and Timor-Leste, applications close 8 September 2019.



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.



Huge range of scholarships from Playford Memorial Trust

Applications are opening soon for the Playford Memorial Trust scholarships, providing scholarships across a wide range of different subjects and levels of study.



ECMS researchers winners at the 2019 Smart Water Awards

Congratulations to our water researchers in the Goyder Institute for winning the TRILITY Innovation in Large Organisations Award at the 2019 Smart Water Awards. 



Austmine STEM METS Internship avaliable

The Austmine STEM METS Career Pathway Program provides students with on-the-job experience, mentoring and soft skills training through a 10 week paid internship at a mining equipment, technology and services (METS) company - applications close 31 July.



Santos 12-week vacation program

Apply today for the Santos 12-week vacation program - applications close 31 July 2019.



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.

Civil Engineering Networking: Meet your future boss

Do you want to meet senior engineers from over a dozen different companies? If yes, you should come to the upcoming networking event for civil engineering students on Tuesday 6 August, 6pm - 8pm at the Elephant British Pub. 

Public presentation: Wide Area and Space Surveillance Systems Program Office

An exciting opportunity brought to you by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) - Adelaide section. Hear fromWing Commander Fernando Gonzalez, Director Export Coordination Unit on Monday 5 August.

IPAS Research Open Day for Undergraduates

Calling all undergraduates! Join us as we celebrate the fantastic research being conducted at the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS), where we use the power of light to make the world a healthier, wealthier and better place, Thursday 8 August - registration includes free pizza!