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.
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
If you already know what you're interested in, choose a discipline.
"The study experience at ECU has been amazing"
Since high school I have always wanted to be involved with the engineering profession. I attended the Open Days of the various universities and was immediately captured by both the staff and facilities at ECU. The manufacturing workshop and motorsports team are world-class and I couldn't pass up the opportunity to study at ECU. The staff are always more than happy to help with any issues you have, and the incredible lab facilities provided real hands-on experience.
I completed my work placement with BHP in my final year of study and loved it. The 12 weeks provided an insight into how my engineering degree could be applied in industry, as well as the different avenues my career could take. The greatest challenge I undertook while at university was definitely the Technical Director position in the ECU Racing motorsports team. This was incredibly rewarding as the position allowed me to work with and manage a large group of students in completing a large-scale project.
"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.
"ECU has the best engineering laboratory facilities in Western Australia"
I chose ECU for its high-quality teaching standards and world-class laboratory facilities. I was interested in mathematics and physics in high school. However, the main inspiration behind choosing electrical engineering was my passion for renewable energy.
ECU provides a very friendly environment for studies, the classes are smaller which allows lecturers and student to engage in an effective manner. I also joined a couple of academic and social clubs at university and made so many good friends and industry connections.
I took an internship program in my last semester and I’m still working with that company. It is an amazing experience to realise that the concepts and theories which I learn at the university have numerous applications in real life.
The best features of Perth are its weather and very friendly people. I like to hang out with friends and colleagues, do rock climbing, go to the beach and play badminton.
ECU has the best engineering laboratory facilities in Western Australia. I would strongly encourage local and international students to choose ECU and pursue their career in STEM.