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Learning and Teaching

The Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences has an outstanding reputation for teaching, research and the quality of its graduates.

Underpinned by a vibrant student culture and state-of-the-art facilities, the Faculty's expert academic staff are internationally recognised in their disciplines and enjoy strong links with industry. This involvement in real-world research and consulting brings a unique authority to our teaching and course delivery.

The Faculty remains committed to continually improving the learning experiences and outcomes of its students and helping staff to effectively achieve this.

Faculty of ECMS Graduate Attributes

Graduate attributes describe the qualities, knowledge and capabilities that students are encouraged to take responsibility for developing throughout their studies at the University.

  • 1. Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    • comprehensive and founded on a theory based understanding of mathematics and the natural and physical sciences
    • contextualized within the requirements of modern society and the norms of professional practice
  • 2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    • innovative and creative in addressing complex practical problems
  • 3. Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    • used to communicate complex concepts to professional colleagues and non-technical audiences
    • at a level required for effective team leadership
  • 4. Career and leadership readiness
    • highly developed competence in the use of technology
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    • presents a proactive and professional demeanour in all relationships with clients, stakeholders and professional and technical colleagues across widely ranging disciplines
  • 5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    • comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
    • able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
    • demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
    • committed to the highest standards of ethical conduct and professional accountability
    • able to understand and adapt to the cultural, ethical and social requirements of different working environments
  • 6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • understands own personal strengths and limitations relative to other individuals and is able to adapt accordingly to work as an effective team member and leader
    • committed to critical self-review and performance evaluation

See the University's Learning and Teaching page for an overview of the University of Adelaide graduate attributes.

Student and Staff Resources

Supporting Student Learning

The University of Adelaide provides a number of resources for current students to support their learning experience.

Supporting Staff Teaching

To support the provision of high quality teaching, staff have access to a wide variety of resources and information.

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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