"Follow your instincts and a career will follow."
"Someone once said to me “follow your instincts and a career will follow”. My interest has always been cars and mechanical systems. Given that nearly all modern mechanical systems incorporate some form of electronics, I chose the Mechatronics course at ECU. The course has been great and has given me a strong technical proficiency in my field. But what I most enjoyed about ECU was helping to build the student engineering club, we had lots of help and support from the staff – and now the club’s thriving and gives students a valuable link with some top engineers from high profile companies. I’ll be leaving ECU with fond memories of working on real life problems with lecturers, plenty of new friends and the confidence in my ability to start a career as a professional engineer."
Engineering (Mechatronics) student
The School of Engineering is a modern and vibrant school with world-class facilities to support quality teaching and learning and cutting edge research in various high technology fields.
Our school aims to provide students with relevant courses of the highest standard in a friendly and supportive environment, where a strong industry focus enriches the teaching and learning outcomes. We have a large number of state-of-the-art hardware laboratories supporting all the areas of specialisation on offer.
Our school prides itself on its student centred culture. We support students at all levels in their learning journey to make it a rewarding and fulfilling experience and to help them reach their full potential. All of the courses offered by the School of Engineering are closely aligned with industry and the job market. The rigorous coverage of theoretical foundations is augmented by strong practical components which develop knowledge and skills relevant to professional practice. All of our courses also promote social and environmental responsibility and sustainable practices.
Engineering courses are offered in the discipline areas of civil, mechanical, electrical power, mechatronics, control and automation, electronics, communications, computer systems, naval architecture, marine and offshore engineering, and motorsports.
Aviation courses are offered supporting both flying and non-flying professional careers. A FEE-HELP program is available to eligible candidates to support the cost of flying training for those who are interested in qualifying as commercial pilots.
The school is located on ECU’s modern and spacious Joondalup Campus, which offers a harmonious teaching and learning environment and a lifestyle ideal for productive study.