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



Mid-Year Round Research Scholarship now open

The Mid-Year Round Research Scholarship for domestic students is now open. This round makes available a limited number of research scholarships opportunities, including admission and stipend. Open: 1 May - 16 June.



First Aid Updates

Where to find new defibrillators and after-hours first aid kits, 3 important apps to have on your phone and reporting first aid treatments or near misses.



Canva on Campus

Interested in hearing about how Canva has scaled their backend system to support over 15 million monthly active users? Or how they’ve rebuilt their tech stack to support a range of features to empower the world to design? Come along on the 20th of May to hear from Christian and Mark, two graduate engineers who have played a key role in the world of integrations and video at Canva!



Academic Teaching Support - Casual Work Opportunities in ECMS

We are seeking dedicated and passionate casual staff to assist with the delivery of our Semester 2 undergraduate and postgraduate courses, commencing Monday 29 July.



Thinking Postgraduate?

Are you an undergraduate student starting to think about further study options? Talk to us about postgraduate coursework, honours and research.



Dassault Systèmes Project of the Year competition - enter now via Facebook

Want to show off a cool project you made this year? Dassault Systèmes is launching an international student competition, called "Project of the Year"! This annual event is a great way for you to promote your work and earn global recognition.