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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Adelaide Summer Research Scholarships for 2020

The Adelaide Summer Research Scholarship program is now accepting applications from current undergraduate students across all Schools within the Faculty of ECMS. Applications close 18 September.



Aurecon 2020 Internship Program

Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical and Civil engineering students: the Aurecon 2020 internship program is now open! Apply today, applications close 9 August.



Woodside Summer Vacation Program 2020/2021

Students from architecture, computer science and all engineering disciplines are encouraged to apply now for the Woodside Summer Vacation Program 2020/2021 12 week program. Applications close 21 August.



Australian Solar Thermal Research Institute (ASTRI) develop heliostat wind load spreadsheet

The Australian Solar Thermal Research Institute (ASTRI), led by the University of Adelaide in collaboration with CSIRO, have developed a heliostat wind load spreadsheet. 



Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship program - applications open

If you’re considering postgraduate study next year, apply for a Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship today. Applications close 2 September.



Stanwell Graduate Intake for 2021: apply now

Electricity producer Stanwell currently has a number of graduate roles available for 2021 start. Applications close 19 July.





Run for your Faculty in the Vice-Chancellor's Cup 2020

We are calling for University of Adelaide students and staff to trial for the annual VC Cup, a 4x800m running race through the university grounds.



Employer Info session: NSW Government 2021 Graduate Program Q&A

6 August: Discover how with one choice, you can create endless opportunities in the NSW Government Graduate Program. This 18-month program is open to high-performing graduates from all disciplines. 



Research Tuesdays: Space makers

11 August: Join the leaders of our internationally recognised Centre for Sustainable Planetary and Space, Professor Volker Hessel and Associate Professor John Culton, for an awe-inspiring glimpse into a future that’s literally out of this world.