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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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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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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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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

Student project making waves in floating wind turbine technology

Mechanical Engineering Honours student, Caitlin Scarborough alone designed, built and tested a floating platform that can support a 5MW wind turbine. Her platform was tested at the University of Adelaide wave flume under a range of wave and wind conditions, and the platform motion was detected using a motion capturing system OptiTrack.

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News

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Jul

2022 Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship

The Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship, valued up to $120,000, provides final year, honours and postgrad students access to support and networks to help them back their ideas and make a real difference through their research and studies. Applications close 2 September 2021.

12

Jul

Defence Industry Internship Program

Aimed at engineering students studying at Universities all around Australia that are in their last or second last years of study, DIIP is an opportunity to gain practical engineering experience at a Small or Medium Enterprise (SME) that supports the Defence Industry in Australia. Applications close 1 August.

23

Jun

Student project making waves in floating wind-turbine testing technology

Mechanical Engineering Honours student, Caitlin Scarborough alone designed, built and tested a floating platform that can support a 5MW wind turbine. Her platform was tested at the University of Adelaide wave flume under a range of wave and wind conditions, and the platform motion was detected using a motion capturing system OptiTrack.

22

Jun

2021 Saab Engineering Scholarships

Applications are now open for Saab Australia's Engineering, Women in Engineering and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarships. Applications close 27 June.

22

Jun

Women in STEM Alumni Network Launch success

On Thursday 20 May the Women in STEM Alumni Network (WiSAN) was officially launched.

16

Jun

ECMS InDaily 40 Under 40 success

Congratulations to the ECMS researchers, current students and alumni who received awards and were named in the recent InDaily 40 Under 40 Awards.

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Events

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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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Aug

Learn about the career opportunities in Australia's Naval Shipbuilding Industry

Are you interested in a career in one of the most technologically advance industries in the world? Meet and network with recruiters from BAE Systems, Naval Group Australia and ASC over pizza!

25

Aug

Rockwell Automation - Engineering careers, Q&A and pizza!

Hear the career journey's of actual employees and learn more about working with Rockwell Automation in Adelaide, the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, making its customers more productive and the world more sustainable.

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