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.

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News and events



Non-Linear Vibro-Acoustic Meta-Materials PhD Top-Up Scholarships

Applications are now open for two PhD scholarships valued at $42,596 per annum (RTP + $15K top-up), for 3 years.



Centre for Energy Technology PhD Scholarship

The ARENA funded research project, Laser Diagnostics in Non-isothermal Multiphase Flows, focuses on the development and application of non-intrusive optical diagnostics in complex multi-phase flows. The project aims for simultaneous real-time imaging of particles and gas temperature.



AINSE Winter School Scholarship

The Australian Institute for Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE) is offering a prestigious scholarship for students interested in the use of nuclear techniques, across a wide range of disciplines. Students studying disciplines such as archaeology, biology, chemistry, engineering, geology, materials science, medicine, nanotechnology, and physics are encouraged to apply.



Joint PhD Program with the University of Nottingham now open to Engineering!

The jointly awarded PhD Program from the University of Adelaide and the University of Nottingham has now open to all disciplines, including Engineering!



how to prepare for job hunting & future employment

Listen to advice from five careers counselors from around the globe about how PhD Students can prepare for job hunting & future employment. From building soft skills to developing industry awareness and entrepreneurial capabilities; this article covers it all!



PwC Vacation Program 2020

Applications are now open for PwC’s 2020 Vacation Program.