Engineering & Technology
Our close collaboration with industry will help you prepare for the engineering challenges of the world – and with a foot in the door before you graduate.Find out more
Engineering & Technology at ECU
Our School of Engineering is one of the fastest-growing engineering schools in Australia and in the world's top 175. It's a place where you'll experience world-class engineering facilities in a supportive learning environment.
And you'll gain valuable practical experience in our advanced labs and workshops, and during an industry placement of up to 12 weeks.
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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.
Study areas, degrees and majors
At ECU, we group similar fields of work into study areas – Engineering and Technology is one of them.
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.
Engineering & Technology
Apart from a huge variety of Engineering and Technology courses, you can also choose the Aviation discipline.
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"I've been very impressed with the amazing laboratory facilities here, as well as the opportunities made available to students"
I come from a family of engineers and I'll be a third generation engineer. While I was drawn to mechanical engineering, I was also drawn to technology and programming, so the Mechatronics Engineering course at ECU seemed to be the perfect choice for me.
I was part of a team that competed in the National Instruments Autonomous Robotics Competition and we got to participate in the finals held in Sydney. This was a great opportunity and ECU was the only university from WA that sent teams to participate in the event.
I've also found the lecturers very approachable and supportive. They have an open door policy, which is immensely valuable during projects and competitions.
"I have found ECU's industry partnerships really valuable"
I was looking to study Civil Engineering and, after touring the state-of-the-art engineering facilities at ECU, my choice of university became really easy.
I am the ECU Campus Representative for Engineers Australia and a General Committee Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology WA Young Professionals that offers a number of networking opportunities.
ECU Engineering also has a strong community feel and there are always opportunities to get involved, including engineering clubs, international study tours, volunteer roles, research and local projects and campus activities. These help you gain lifelong skills.
"Bruna's engineering career is built to last"
ECU Engineering graduate Bruna Rocha is now a Graduate Structural Engineer at AECOM, a global engineering company that connects people through roads, bridges, tunnels and transit systems.