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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.

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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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Why ECU?


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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Become World Ready

Experience Engineering at ECU. Take a 3D Walkthrough of our state-of-the-art laboratories.

World Ready facilities

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

Engineering expands

The new School of Engineering building at Joondalup Campus significantly increases the School's research capabilities and supports the ongoing development of teaching and research programs. The four-level building includes 2,700sqm of floor space, with seven state-of-the-art laboratories.

Executive Dean, Professor Daryoush Habibi, says:

"This new building will not only accommodate our growing student base, it will also allow us to further enhance our research capabilities and develop more industry partnerships. The new laboratories and teaching spaces will also support new teaching and research programs, particularly in Petroleum Engineering."

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  • Why study Engineering at ECU?


  • "I've been very impressed with the amazing laboratory facilities here, as well as the opportunities made available to students"
    ECU Mechatronics Engineering student, Yolandie Van Der Westhuizen
    Yolandie Van Der WesthuizenMechatronics Engineering student

    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"
    Breanna Cameron
    Breanna CameronCivil & Environmental Engineering student

    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"
    Bruna RochaECU Engineering graduate

    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.

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