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Engineering & Technology

Want to become a world-ready engineer? Here, you'll get extensive practical experience in our advanced labs and through an industry placement of up to 12 weeks. And you can expect amazing support from our Engineering staff who are not only leaders in a wide range of engineering fields but are committed to your success, whether you're a first-year student, or pursuing higher goals through postgraduate study.

Why ECU?

  • QILT logo

    Top in Australia for student support

    In the latest QILT survey, ECU was ranked Australia's top university - public or private - for student support in the Engineering discipline.

    QILT is an annual independent Australian government survey.

  • The Good Universities Guide 2021

    Good Universities Guide

    In the 2021 Good Universities Guide, ECU graduates have given us a 5-star rating for teaching quality, skills development, student support, learning resources, learner engagement and overall student experience.

    The 5-star rating for undergraduate teaching quality has now been achieved for 14 straight years.

    Read more about the Good Universities Guide.

  • THE Impact Rankings 2020

    THE Impact Rankings

    ECU has been ranked number 9 in the world for Quality Education and is in the top 100 overall in the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) Impact rankings, showing how the global higher education sector is working towards the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.

    Read more about the THE Impact Rankings

  • THE World University Rankings 2020 Top 100 Young

    THE Young University Rankings

    ECU has been ranked in the world's top 100 universities under 50 years old in the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) Young Universities Rankings, THE World University Rankings.

  • THE World University Rankings 2021

    World University Rankings - Engineering

    ECU has been ranked in the world's top 175 universities for Engineering in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for 2021.

    Read more about the 2021 rankings.

Courses

Our courses are developed and delivered in close consultation with industry. As well as spending time in lectures and labs, your engineering course will involve up to 12 weeks of practical work experience in the engineering industry. This is a great way to kick-start your career.

Courses have a common multi-disciplinary first year and most have been professionally accredited by Engineers Australia and recognised under the Washington Accord. This means your engineering qualification will be internationally recognised. You’ll be world ready.

Engineering & Technology

If you already know what you're interested in, choose a discipline.

Need some help deciding what to study?

Our future student events include a mix of on-campus and online sessions designed to help you decide what to study at ECU.

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Domestic Students

International Students

Become World Ready

Experience Engineering & Technology at ECU.

World Ready facilities

  • Environmental Engineering and Fluid Mechanics Lab
    Environmental Engineering and Fluid Mechanics Lab
    Power Systems Laboratory
    Power Systems Lab
    Hydraulics Lab
    Hydraulics Lab
    Wireless Communication Lab
    Wireless Communication Lab
    Robotics Laboratory
    Robotics Lab
    Schneider Electric Instrumentation Control & Automation Lab
    Schneider Electric Instrumentation Control & Automation Lab
  • Geotech Lab
    Geotechnical and Structural Engineering Laboratories
    Chemical Engineering Laboratory
    Chemical Engineering Lab
    Renewable Energy Engineering Lab
    Renewable Energy Engineering Lab
    Petroleum Engineering Research Lab
    Petroleum Engineering Research Lab
    Electronic Systems Lab
    Electronic Systems Lab
    Circuits and Systems Lab
    Circuits and Systems Lab
  • Manufacturing and Motorsports Laboratories
    Manufacturing and Motorsports Lab
    Materials Engineering Lab 3D Walkthrough
    Materials Engineering Lab
    Concrete Technology Laboratory
    Concrete Technology Lab
    Structural Mechanics Lab
    Structural Mechanics Lab

Engineering scholarships for high performers

ECU is offering scholarships valued at $20,000 to high performing Year 12 students who wish to study Engineering in 2020.

The scholarship will be paid over 4 years, $5,000 per annum, or pro-rata for part-time studies, once you become an enrolled student at ECU.

If you're studying both Maths Methods and Physics, and you're on target to achieve an ATAR of 94 or above, you should apply now at ecu.edu.au/scholarships/engineering-excellence.

Support your flying training with a HELP loan

If you study ECU's Bachelor of Aviation course you'll have access to an increased Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) loan limit of $152,700 to support your flying training.

For more information please visit https://www.studyassist.gov.au/help-loans/fee-help

Explore your options

  • Professor of Petroleum Engineering Stefan Iglauer investigates climate change mitigation.

  • Arshil Jah experience studying his Masters of Civil Engineering.

  • Your introduction to ECU's fantastic School of Engineering.

  • Civil Engineering student, Bojan Markoski, talks about studying the course with Edith Cowan University (ECU). Bojan discusses the reasons he decided to study Civil Engineering and the structure of the units in the course. He says the students spend a couple of weeks learning the theory, then spend time in the labs applying those theories to real-world problems.

    He has already applied things he learnt in labs to his work. He approached the City of Stirling to do a project on the lack of information they had on existing drainage data. ECU had the facilities to do scale-model testing of road drainage. The data Bojan's project produced is now incorporated into drainage design to provide an increased accuracy in designs. Bojan discusses the materials available for units, the flexibility of the units and support provided by lecturers. He talks about how he studies part-time, while working full-time for the City of Stirling.

    He accesses online lectures and recordings. He says the lecturers have offered a lot of support to him. He also discusses the practical assessments incorporated into units, such as a lab or site investigation, where you apply Engineering theory to a real-world problem and enhances your learning.

    Bojan talks about the facilities and state-of-art laboratories he can access across all Engineering fields. He says this means he's able to use equipment that you'd use in the workforce, this gives him an edge over people who haven't used this machinery and equipment.

Student stories

  • Matthew Foster

    ECU Mechanical Engineering graduate

    "Matthew's engineering career is built to last"

    ECU Mechanical Engineering graduate Matthew Foster is a Platform Systems Engineer at the Department of Defence, based in Canberra.

  • Dorian Salzmann

    Dorian Salzmann

    Bachelor of Aviation student

    "Everyone works together for a common learning goal"

    The Bachelor of Aviation course is the only one of its kind offered in Western Australia. The facilities at ECU are amazing, the way that everyone works together for a common learning goal is very apparent. Many people notice this if they have studied at different universities.

    A work placement with Virgin Australia Regional Airlines gave me an insight into their operations department, an amazing experience to see how they handled problems. There are so many people working behind the scenes that you don’t normally consider when a passenger boards a flight.

    As a mature age student, I took the University Preparation Course. I feel my UniPrep lecturers and tutors were very good at setting a positive university framework from early on in the program.

    I love being a university student, these memories I will treasure for the rest of my life! I feel so excited about what the future will hold.

  • Jordan Peace

    Electronics & Communications Engineering

    "The structure is very useful"

    Electronics & Communications Engineering student, Jordan Peace, talks about studying the course with Edith Cowan University (ECU). Jordan talks about his experiences how the practical hands-on laboratories helped him better understand the theory covered in units.

    He discusses experiences in robotics, programming real robots in laboratories. He's recently completed a digital unit, where he programmed a Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) and learn about logic gates and timing. He finds the lecturers to be very down-to-earth and approachable. Jordan talks about entering the course as a mature-age student (non school leaver).

    He completed the prerequisites to get himself up to speed and ensure his understanding was what was required. He discusses the structure of the course. In the first year, you get a broad sense of all engineering fields. As a result he's completed several mechanical engineering units and structural engineering units. In the second year onwards, the course is very practical with opportunities to apply the things you've learnt.

    He says the units are now focusing in on the specific field he's studying, so he's doing a lot more of the electrical and communications side of engineering. He talks about the work placements opportunities within the course and the placement in the final year. He also talks about accessing the units online, if you can't get to lectures or you want to review.

    Jordan discusses how his creative passion (he's a guitarist as well) is also adding to his course. He wants to build his own amplifier and equipment when he completes the course and he says the units are helping him realise that aim.