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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

12

May

Showcase your work at the 2021 Undergraduate Research Conference

Bachelors and Honours students: Improve your employability skills and present your research to a large online audience! You could win tickets to the Australasian Conference of Undergraduate Research (ACUR) and even represent the University as one of the student presenters. Expressions of Interest by 6 June.

11

May

Mechanical Engineering graduates from 1971 welcomed onto campus

"A bit has changed in the last 50 years!" This was the sentiment for all 12, 1971 Mechanical Engineering graduates who came back to campus on Thursday 6 May 2021 to celebrate their Golden Jubilee anniversary.

10

May

The Andy Thomas Space Foundation Education Fund Scholarships now open

The Andy Thomas Space Foundation is offering a number of scholarships, awards and prizes to a value of $150,000 to undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers and doctoral candidates, and graduates and teachers. Various application closing dates.

5

May

Women in STEM National Innovation Games

Join the Western Women in STEM National Innovation Games, a hack-a-thon inspired innovation Challenge co-funded by the Australian Government and Western Sydney University. Registrations close Friday 7 May.

27

Apr

Casual academic work opportunities in ECMS

The Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences is seeking dedicated and passionate casual staff to assist with the delivery of our Semester 1 undergraduate and postgraduate courses, commencing 26 July 2021. Applications close 6 June 2021.

13

Apr

Congratulations to our graduates from the School of Mechanical Engineering

Completing your studies is a time to celebrate, reminisce and look to the future. Here is a message of congratulations from your Head of School, Professor Anthony Zander.

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Events

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May

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia - IDAHOBIT 2021

Staff and students are invited to come along to Hub Central, where there will be delicious goodies and the opportunity to take part in developing a paper chain-link display, a visual symbol of our solidarity with the LGBTQIA+ community.

18

May

STEM Careers Night

We invite you to join our interactive event (online and in-person options) to hear from staff and graduates about the rapidly growing STEM career market (including emerging fields). Discover how you can prepare yourself for future careers with one of our cutting-edge degrees. 

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Aug

2021/2022 Fishbowl Challenge

The Fishbowl Challenge is a 6-month intensive venture-building program and competition for young university entrepreneurs. Participants work in international teams with students across the globe to build tech-based social ventures. Applications close 1 July 2021.

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