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.

Study with us

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 and events

24

May

2019 Undergraduate Research Conference: call for submissions

The 2019 Undergraduate Research Conference will be held on Thursday July 25, and is open to any current or past undergraduate student who completed research at Bachelor or Honours level in 2018 to 2019 (including vacation projects, work-experience and other extra-curriculum research).

22

May

Women in Engineering, Technology, Innovation & Entrepreneurship (WiETIE) Networking Event

Join the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) SA/NT for an evening of insights to highlight the incredible work in South Australia that many women are achieving in their Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine (STEMM) careers and business careers in STEMM organisations.

21

May

Honours & PhD students: Reimbursement submission

From Monday 29 April, the manual reimbursement form was replaced by our new automated system Kofax. 

20

May

Graduate info session: im.vision

im.vision are recruiting for graduate and final year roles, find out more at the information session: Wednesday 22 May.

20

May

R&D Engineer role with Daronmont Technologies

R&D Engineer (PhD student preferred) to work on several long term R&D projects in close cooperation with the Department of Defence. Applications close 31 July 2019.

17

May

Mining resources beyond Earth – Fact versus Fantasy

A panel of experts with experience working at NASA and across the terrestrial resources, space and academic sectors will paint the picture of the mining in space activities currently underway.

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