School of Mechanical Engineering

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.

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 and events



DSTG PhD scholarship opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work on a PhD project exploring identity recognition and using soft biometrics. This project is a collaboration between Defence Science & Technology Group (DSTG) and The University of Adelaide.



Red Bull Paper Wings 2019 competition

Can you build the best paper plane for distance, airtime or aerobatics? Put your skills to the test in the Red Bull Paper Wings 2019 competition on 10 April.



ECMS ERA Results

The recently released 2018 Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) results represent an outstanding achievement for ECMS.



Celebrate Sustainability Week: April 1-5, 2019

Join the first ever student-led and run ‘Sustainability Week’ festival at the University of Adelaide. Running from April 1-5, the program aims to facilitate awareness, activation and action in the application of sustainability to the University of Adelaide, the City of Adelaide and the state of South Australia.



10th University Scholars Leadership Symposium - 1-7 August -

Humanitarian Affairs Asia and the Government of Malaysia is looking for Outstanding Student Leaders to attend the 10th University Scholars Leadership Symposium 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from August 1 to 7.



French Film Festival - Special student tickets at $5!

The largest French film festival in the world outside of France!