Underpinned by world-leading research and a vibrant environment, the School of Mechanical Engineering will equip you to push technological boundaries and have a profound impact on the world.

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Encouraging and supporting life-long learning, our broad curriculum will prepare you for a rewarding career in mechanical engineering through proven theory and hands-on experience. We offer a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees.

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Our research

We are committed to research excellence and offer a wide range of expertise across mechanical engineering. Our innovations have had numerous real-world impacts—from developing the fuel and combustion system used in the Sydney Olympic Torch, to designing low-drag helmets.

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Student support

Are you a current 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 Mechanical Engineering? If your question relates to a specific matter, you can contact the relevant School of Mechanical Engineering 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 Mechanical 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 now open: 2020 Women in STEM Careers (WiSC) Program

You're invited to apply to our 2020 Women in STEM Careers (WiSC) Program. Applications close 23 February.



Generous PhD scholarships to deliver the tools for integrating the mining value chain

Join the Australian Research Council Training Centre for Integrated Operations for Complex Resources and help deliver the vital enabling tools – advanced sensors, data analytics and Artificial Intelligence – for automated, integrated and optimised mining.



Now open: KPMG Graduate and Vacation programs for 2020/2021

Applications are open now for KPMG’s 2021 Graduate Program and 2020/21 Vacation Program, closing 6 March.



Dr Claire Jones joint ECMS and Health & Medical Sciences appointment

The Faculties of ECMS and Health and Medical Sciences (HMS) are pleased to announce the joint appointment of Dr Claire Jones to help build research connectivity and to explore interdisciplinary research opportunities at the interface of HMS and ECMS.



ECMS HDR Travelling Scholarship - open to MPhil/PhD in ECMS

The ECMS Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Travelling Scholarship was established to support higher degree by research students who present study-related research at a peer-reviewed conference. Applications close 31 March 2020.



The Frank Perry Travelling Scholarship in Engineering - open to MPhil/PhD in Engineering

The Frank Perry Travelling Scholarship in Engineering is available to support higher degree by research students of outstanding merit in the field of engineering who present study-related research at a peer-reviewed conference. Applications close 31 March 2020.





HiTEMP-2: Attend the 2nd international forum on zero carbon high temperature minerals processing

16-18 March: The Centre for Energy Technology at the University of Adelaide invites you to attend the second International Forum on Zero Carbon High Temperature Minerals Processing (HiTeMP-2), the leading global forum fostering the transformation of heavy industry towards net-zero CO2 emissions.



Bridging the gap between research and production for machine learning

1 April: The 2020 Dean's Research Seminar Series kicks off with guest speaker and best-selling author Chip Huyen who is working with a US-based start-up that focuses on overcoming the challenge of productionizing research in the machine learning industry.



Adelaide STEM Careers Night

12 May: Whether you're still at high school or planning to join us mid-year, taking a break from study or rethinking your career path, come chat with us at STEM Careers Night.