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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Stanwell Graduate Intake for 2021: apply now

Electricity producer Stanwell currently has a number of graduate roles available for 2021 start. Applications close 19 July.



Poppy@AIML PhD scholarships now available!

There are 2 fantastic scholarships available for students interested in pursuing a PhD at the Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML), funded by the Australian Air Force. Applications close 24 July.



UofA academics to receive ASCE Best Paper Award

A/Prof Ching Tai Ng and his former PhD student, Gnana Teja Pudipeddi from the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering along with Prof Andrei Kotousov from the School of Mechanical Engineering have authored the paper titled "Mode Conversion and Scattering of Lamb Waves at Delaminations in Composite Laminates".



BCG Scholarship Program 2020

Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is inviting applications for its 2020 Scholarship program from final year students across all disciplines including architecture, computer science, engineering and mathematical sciences.



Job opportunity: Santos Vacation Program (Technical) 2020/21

Santos is offering 12 weeks' vacation employment between November and February for data science, engineering and geoscience students studying an undergraduate degree and graduating in 2021.



3 ECMS alumni receive 2020 Queen's Birthday Honours

Congratulations to the three ECMS alumni who received the Queen's Birthday Honours this year.





Employer Info session: NSW Government 2021 Graduate Program Q&A

6 August: Discover how with one choice, you can create endless opportunities in the NSW Government Graduate Program. This 18-month program is open to high-performing graduates from all disciplines.