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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students

Wirltu Yarlu student @ Schultz building

The Faculty of ECMS, in partnership with Wirltu Yarlu, provides one-off and ongoing support to engineering, computer science and mathematical sciences students during their time at the University of Adelaide.

The Faculty of ECMS Office is a great place to start for any issues relating to your study or if you're looking for a particular answer. If you need more detailed advice or assistance, we also offer the following services:


Justine Robins is the Indigenous Student Mentor within the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences.

Justine is available to have an informal chat with you about your enrolment, balancing study and other commitments, scholarship applications, university support services, or any issues that may be affecting your study.

Justine is based in the Faculty Office on Level 1 Ingkarni Wardli Building, North Terrace Campus. You can drop by anytime or contact her directly on 8313 2131 or by email.

Justine has enjoyed various roles at the University, including her current position as Regional Engagement and Participation Officer in ECMS. She is passionate about assisting students to reach their study and career goals.


Dr Claudia Szabo is the Associate Dean (Diversity and Inclusion) for the Faculty of ECMS, as well as a lecturer in the School of Computer Science.

Claudia is available to chat with you about any issues you might have with your studies. She is based in the Ingkarni Wardli building, level 4 - room 4.17.

Drop by any time or contact her by email.

ITAS is a tutorial program managed by Wirltu Yarlu and available to students of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.

There is no cost to students who are eligible for two hours tuition per week per course and an additional five hours each semester for exam preparation.

Students in their first year of tertiary study are especially encouraged to make use of this service, although it is available to all Indigenous students at any level. The assistance is for students who are doing well in their programs, and would like to keep ahead, or for students who feel they need additional tutoring.

Tuition sessions can be either individual, or a group made up of students studying the same program.

The ITAS Coordinator is available to arrange tutors across a broad range of program areas.

For more information and to apply visit the visit the ITAS webpage.

In addition to this, university-wide academic support can be found at the Maths Learning Centre, Writing Centre and PASS Sessions to name a few.

Scholarships offered at the University of Adelaide are based on academic merit and financial hardship.

There are university-wide scholarships, grants and scholarships available through Wirltu Yarlu, and a host of undergraduate and postgraduate opportunities for Indigenous students studying in the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences (refer to table below to name a few).

Scholarship Program Applications
High Noon Trust Indigenous Scholarship Bachelor of Mathematics, Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Computer Science Closed Friday 26 September 2014
APPEA Oil and Gas Industry Engineering Scholarship for Indigenous Australians Bachelor of Engineering programs relevant to the oil and gas industry Closed Friday 10 October 2014
Australian Indigenous Education Foundation and BHP Billiton Iron Ore Tertiary Scholarships Various Bachelor of Engineering programs Closes Friday 7 November 2014
The Science and Industry Endowment Fund (SIEF) Scholarship Any Bachelors level program in the field of engineering or computer science Closed Friday 7 March 2014

Some scholarships and cadetships are not regularly offered, however check regularly with your Student Services Officers for further information.

For more information contact Ask Adelaide on 8313 5208. If you feel overwhelmed by the idea of completing a scholarship application, our Indigenous Student Mentor can help you with it!

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
Ask ECMS Level 1, Ingkarni Wardli



T: +61 8 8313 4148
F: +61 8 8313 6492

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