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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.

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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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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.

Our 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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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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Research news

Bringing self-sufficient power systems to the Solomon Islands

Researchers and students from the School of Mechanical Engineering will be establishing life-changing hydropower systems and training to Malaita on the Solomon Islands.

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News

7

Oct

Ingenuity innovators create robotic remote control solution to clear power lines

Mechanical Engineering students embarked on a quest for their honours project to decrease risk to powerline maintenance workers, creating a robotic hybrid system that you can check out at Ingenuity!

9

Sep

ECMS graduate named as Advanced Awards Emerging Leader

Congratulations to ECMS alum Andrea Boyd who has been named as the Advanced Awards Emerging Leader Winner for 2021.

26

Aug

Meet Bachelor of Engineering student Dinkar Kashyap

It's satisfying to pursue a career in an area you're passionate in.

24

Aug

Meet the ECMS 3MT Faculty finalists and prize winners

After much deliberation the Faculty Judging Panel have selected our two winners who will proceed to the Virtual University 3MT Final Competition which will be held as part of the Research Tuesdays Series on 14 September. Thank you to all of our talented students who took on the challenge and we wish our ECMS finalists all the very best for the University of Adelaide Challenge.

16

Aug

Bringing self-sufficient power systems to the Solomon Islands

Researchers and students from the School of Mechanical Engineering will be establishing life-changing hydropower systems and training to Malaita on the Solomon Islands.

11

Aug

AusOcean summer internship applications now open

This 3 month paid engineering internship runs from December to February providing real-world, multidisciplinary learning experiences and counts towards fulfilling engineering degree requirements. Applications close 1 September.

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Events

21

Oct

October Sundowner – Water & Space presented by the Australian Water Association SA

The Young Water Professionals of the SA AWA Branch are delighted to invite you to their last 2021 SA Sundowner Series to hear from Matt Lama about Water and Space. In this talk, we'll discuss the role that space can play in the conservation of our precious resource and what the future might look like as a result.

26

Oct

Ingenuity 2021

Ingenuity is an interactive showcase of university student projects exploring real-life applications of architecture, engineering, computer and mathematical sciences. This year, SA's largest technology expo will be brought to you both face-to-face and virtually, letting you choose how you wish to explore this year's 300+ student projects! 

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