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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.

Student Support

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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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News

30

Jul

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.

7

Aug

SAAB Australia Internship Program 2019

Applications are now open for the SAAB 2019 Summer Internship Program. Apply by 16 August 2019.

1

Aug

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.

29

Jul

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.

15

Jul

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.

15

Jul

Santos 12-week vacation program

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

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Events

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.

Employer Presentation: ExxonMobil Vacation Engineering

Meet the ExxonMobil campus recruitment team (including UoA Grad!) and learn about the oil & gas industry, ExxonMobil’s Australian business and summer vacation program – what to expect, how to apply and what they look for - Friday 2 August.

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.

Public talk: Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

Thursday, 15 August: Developments in AI will disrupt the economy and the world in ways not seen since the industrial revolution. To celebrate National Science Week, join us for a discussion on the ethics of Artificial Intelligence in Australia.

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!

Want to improve life for postgrads on campus?

Friday 2 August, 5.30pm: Come along to the Adelaide University Postgraduate Society AGM, help improve the life of postgrads on campus and, of course, get some free food!

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