Our School of Engineering is one of the fastest growing engineering schools 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.
Engineering and Technology degrees can be started at our South West Campus in Bunbury from 2016.
Students can study the first year of the 4-year degree in Bunbury, before completing the course at our Joondalup Campus.
This is a great opportunity for South West students to make professional connections with local industry through internships and site visits, and especially valuable if they choose to return home after completing their degree.
The initiative has been enthusiastically supported by South West industry, where resources and construction are large employers.
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 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 kickstart 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 Engineering Science.
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.
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.
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.
Student torque: Meet Motorsports Engineering student Alex Barry.
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.
In the latest Good Universities Guide, our graduates gave ECU a 5-star rating for the quality of our teaching and for the starting salaries they've secured since graduating.
We've now achieved 5-star ratings for teaching quality for the past seven years, while consistently rating highly on overall graduate satisfaction and generic skills development during that time.
Our diverse range of Engineering courses attracts an equally diverse group of students.
Civil Engineering PhD
Electronics and Communication Engineering
Instrumentation, Control and Automation
"My passion for motorsport led me to this course, all the way from Sydney."
"This is the only fully accredited motorsport course in the southern hemisphere. Having lecturers with past experience in Motorsports has meant we’ve been very competitive in the Motorsport industry in the FSAE competitions. Part of the course involves building a 600 cc Formula SAE car that we then compete in around the world. Last year we took the car we designed and built over to the Silverstone Circuit in the UK for the Formula Student competition where we won the Mercedes AMG Petronas Internal Combustion Award and the Jaguar Land Rover Innovation in Internal Combustion Engine Award. It was an amazing experience. "
Motorsports Technology student
"At ECU the learning experience is more personalised so you feel less like a number and more like a person."
"I switched to ECU from another university when I heard about the Ocean Engineering course. I believe this course has the best course structure because of its partnership with the Australian Maritime College. After embarking on this course, I have become aware of how strong the demand is for Ocean engineers, which has motivated me even further. At ECU the learning experience is more personalised so you feel less like a number and more like a person. The lecturers genuinely care about your education and are always there to help and support you."
Ocean Engineering 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.