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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 WA for Engineering

    ECU has been ranked the top university in Western Australia in the Engineering discipline across all six indicators in the 2020 QILT Student Experience Survey. 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

    THE Impact Rankings

    ECU has been ranked in the top 50 for Gender Equality (24th), Good Health and Wellbeing (24th) and Quality Education (41st) in the 2021 Times Higher Education Impact rankings, showing how universities are working towards the achievement of 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.


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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Become World Ready

Experience Engineering & Technology at ECU.

World Ready facilities

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

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 2022.

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 the minimum prerequisites (Maths Methods, and, Physics or Engineering Studies or Chemistry or Maths Specialist), and you're on target to achieve an ATAR of 94 or above, you should apply now at

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.

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Explore your options

  • Arshil Jah experience studying his Masters of Civil Engineering.

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

  • Civil Engineering student, Bojan Markoski, talks about studying the course with Edith Cowan University (ECU).

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

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.

  • Breanna Cameron

    Breanna Cameron

    ECU Civil & Environmental Engineering student

    "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.

    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.

  • Ben Gately

    Ben Gately

    ECU Mechanical Engineering student
 and Engineering Excellence Scholarship recipient

    "When I was awarded an Engineering Excellence Scholarship, it was an offer I couldn't turn down"

    ECU was one of the few universities I was considering applying for, and when I was awarded an Engineering Excellence Scholarship, it was an offer I couldn't turn down. I've had access to an abundance of help and support, as well as making friendships with other students and my lecturers.

    First year has given me a broad overview of the engineering field and helped me decide to specialise in mechanical engineering. I've also developed a lot of teamwork skills that I believe will help me in both my studies and just life in general.