Our School of Engineering is the fastest growing engineering school in Australia.
It’s a place where you'll experience world-class engineering facilities in a supportive learning environment.
You’ll gain valuable practical experience at our advanced labs and workshops.
And our close collaboration with industry bodies means you'll be prepared for the engineering challenges of the real world – with a foot in the door before you graduate.
We're excited to offer engineering degree courses unique to Western Australia or Australia, giving you a competitive edge in high demand areas of the profession.
ECU research engineers are a clever bunch. Here's a sample of ground-breaking work currently being undertaken at the university.
ECU's Centre for Communications Engineering Research has developed a solar-powered palm-sized Wireless Sensor Networking Device that's capable of detecting bushfire smoke from up to 60km away and transmitting information wirelessly.
ECU School of Engineering's Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Research Group has developed a simplified mathematical methodology that allows practising engineers to use a pocket calculator to estimate the factor of safety of rock slopes, including under earthquake loads.
In collaboration with the CSIRO, ECU Engineering students have developed an energy-saving glass coating that is not only energy efficient in summer or winter, but is also communication efficient.
In conjunction with Perth-based weed control company photonic detection systems, ECU researchers created the Photonic Weed Detection System which uses lasers to detect and spray weeds within large crops.
According to ECU Associate Professor, Steve Hinckley, the best way to inspire students about science is to get them involved in it.
That's why ECU Engineering staff are collaborating with Ellenbrook Christian College to offer students from across Perth the opportunity to learn from some of Western Australia's top scientists as part of a new Science Academy program.
The six-week after-school program is open to primary and high school students from grades 4 to 9.
"The Science Academy is a great opportunity for school students to explore interesting scientific concepts in the world-class facilities at ECU's School of Engineering," says Professor Hinckley.
With the support of an ECU scholarship, we can help you realise your ambitions by improving your financial situation and enabling you to successfully complete your course.
At ECU, we like to be flexible. It's why we offer different ways for people to enter university.
And it's why we have a mid-year intake for many of our courses.
If you're thinking about university study, but thought it was too late to start, think again.
At ECU we understand that everyone is different.
Different work arrangements, different family responsibilities, different locations or different learning styles.
That's why we offer the flexibility of studying many of our courses online.
Now you can study where you want, when you want.
Balance your study with family and work commitments. Or advance your career without leaving the workplace.
And just because you're not on campus doesn't mean we'll forget you. Online students get our full support too.
Are you passionate about a particular area or field of work?
Have you just completed a degree and think you’d like to go onto postgraduate study?
Maybe you've been working as a professional and you’d like to gain a competitive advantage or change career direction?
Whatever your reason or background, we offer a wide range of postgraduate courses at ECU.
And because we understand that your life is already busy, we offer the flexibility and convenience of part-time and online study options too.
When you study engineering at ECU, we'll literally take you outside your comfort zone.
As well as spending time in lectures and labs, your engineering course will involve at least 12 weeks of practical work experience in the engineering industry. This is a great way to kick start your career.
Our Engineering courses are also accredited by Engineers Australia, so you'll be eligible for Graduate Professional Membership when you complete your course.
And best of all, as these courses are recognised under the Washington Accord, you'll graduate ready to design, test, build and solve engineering challenges anywhere in the world.
To help you choose a career direction, we've grouped similar fields of work into 12 study areas across ECU – Engineering and Technology is one of those study areas.
Within each study area you can choose a degree, for example a Bachelor of Engineering or a Bachelor of Technology.
For some degrees, like a Bachelor of Technology, you can choose a speciality, or major, like Aeronautical, Electronic and Computer Systems or Motorsports.
We also offer Engineering Honours degrees in Civil, Chemical, Mechanical and other disciplines.
And postgraduate degrees are available through coursework or research. For example, you can study our Research Master's degree for a Master of Science (Mathematics and Planning).
The field of Engineering covers many disciplines and leads to a huge variety of rewarding careers.
There is a growing demand in high-technology industries and research centres for engineers with knowledge and professional skills in business, management and areas of science.
We offer a range of double degree options to meet this demand:
Become the master of your future with one of our postgraduate engineering degrees:
If you're looking for an engineering university, you've come to the right place.
As an ECU Engineering student, your learning experience is like no other, thanks to the facilities you’ll find inside our multi-million dollar purpose-built engineering and technology building.
Our world-class facilities include purpose-built labs and project spaces. The Engineering building also contains sustainable systems and infrastructure that decrease its carbon footprint, and provide students access to real systems for sustainable energy education.
Our Motorsports students have an enviable track record for building and testing race cars. The team is currently ranked 25th in the world for the performance of its car – and that’s out of 510 international universities!
Want more revs? Check out ECU's Motorsport Facebook page.
Inside ECU's School of Engineering.
Our Engineering students learn in the best laboratories, guided by the best lecturers on one of the best university campuses in Australia. Take a look inside the School of Engineering at ECU.
In the latest Good Universities Guide, our graduates gave ECU a 5-star rating for their overall satisfaction, the quality of our teaching and for the generic skills they developed during their studies.
And we've achieved these ratings for six years in a row – from 2009 to 2014.
So when you graduate with an Engineering or Technology degree at ECU, you can expect to be better prepared than most to enter the workforce.
ECU Engineering (Mechatronics) student, Randall Griggs talks about his experience.
"Engineering at ECU offers so many career opportunities"
"I was impressed with the number of potential career paths available to graduates. As far as my experience at ECU goes, it was, and still is fantastic! Everyone is always willing to help. Not just the lecturers and tutors, but the students and support staff too. The facilities are all new, state-of-the-art and totally accessible. The atmosphere is great and there's a real sense of community."
ECU Engineering (Civil) student
"Putting engineering theory into practice gives me confidence."
"I chose ECU because the lecturers have a fantastic reputation, and the course was exactly what I was looking for. I was surprised when I discovered how hands-on the course was. I expected a little lab and workshop time, but not as much as is on offer at ECU! I'm a very hands-on person and I love getting involved with practical activities. I feel so much more confident after I've actually put the theory into practice. I'm now looking forward to putting these skills into action in a professional environment. It's been an amazing experience so far, and I've always been made to feel welcome."
ECU Engineering (Electronics and Computer Systems) student
We have an active student community at ECU. Most faculties or schools have interest groups or events that relate to your area of study.
You can also make connections and join conversations on our social media pages.