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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Dassault Systèmes Project of the Year 2020 Challenge

Starting 20 April: Show off or create a project using the Dassult Systèmes software and go into the draw to win great prizes!



2x PhD scholarships with the Australian Solar Thermal Research Institute

We currently have two PhD scholarships on offer with the Australian Solar Thermal Research Institute (ASTRI).



Department of Defence 2021 Graduate Program

The Department of Defence is now seeking STEM students for its 2021 Graduate Program. Applications close 4 April.



ASC PTY LTD - Graduate Program 2021 Opportunities

ASC Pty Ltd is seeking final year Computer Science and Engineering (Electrical, Electronic, Mechanical, Mechatronic, Civil, Chemical) students for its Graduate Program commencing in January 2021 at their Osborne (SA) location. Applications close 31 March.



Aurecon Graduate Program 2020/21 Opportunities

Aurecon is seeking final year Bachelor, Masters and PhD students in mechanical, electrical, civil and chemical engineering for graduate roles commencing in 2021 in Adelaide and other locations across Australia. Applications close 5 April.



Microsoft Protégé 2020 Competition

Microsoft is giving you the chance to put your knowledge into practice through the Protégé annual case competition - applications close Monday 6 April.





Webinar: BAE Systems 2021 Graduate Program info session

9 April: Attendees will learn about the BAE story, early careers programs, and how you too, can join the team providing customers in Australia with a competitive edge across air, land, sea, cyber, space and electronic domains. Apply directly to the graduate program by 19 April.



Changed date: Adelaide STEM Careers Night

10 June: Whether you're still at high school or planning to join us mid-year, taking a break from study or rethinking your career path, come chat with us at STEM Careers Night.