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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.

Study With Us

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.

Our Research

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

Contact us

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.

Information for international students

News

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Apr

UofA team wins Aurecon Sustainability Award in EWB Challenge Showcase

Congratulations to the University of Adelaide students who won the Aurecon Sustainability Award in the 2020 Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Challenge Showcase.

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Apr

Australian Rover Challenge success

Held 27-28 March, the first ever Australian Rover Challenge gave university students' from across the country the opportunity to put their engineering skills to the test.

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Mar

Defence Women in STEM Undergraduate Scholarships

If you are a high-performing woman commencing your second or third year of undergraduate STEM study, then you may be eligible for a Defence Women in STEM $10,000 per year scholarship. Applications close 18 April.

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Mar

Saab Australia 2022 Graduate Engineering Program

Saab’s Graduate Program is a two year program, which offers you the opportunity to work across two or three teams through structured rotations across the business. These rotations are individually tailored to your current skills and developmental needs, business requirements and individual preferences. Applications close 5 April 2021.

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Mar

World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development 2021

Wednesday 4 March is the first World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development. This year, we're sharing the great work engineers in ECMS are doing under the theme of: early warning and prevention.

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Jan

Early 2021 Internship opportunities - applications closing soon

There are currently a large number of internships ready to start in early 2021 available on CareerHub. See a selection here and apply today.

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Events

13

Apr

Employability series session 5: Mock assessment centre

Career Services offers the Final Year Employability series annually to assist students sourcing and applying for graduate roles.

14

Apr

Sourcing and applying for ECMS Work Experience

This workshop will guide you through the first stages of the recruitment process – sourcing and applying for work experience. This workshop will be tailored towards ECMS and include information for Engineering students who are required to complete practical experience for their degree.

18

May

STEM Careers Night

We invite you to join our interactive event (online and in-person options) to hear from staff and graduates about the rapidly growing STEM career market (including emerging fields). Discover how you can prepare yourself for future careers with one of our cutting-edge degrees. 

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