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Engineering and Technology

Our School of Engineering is one of the fastest growing engineering schools in Australia.

It’s a place where you'll experience world-class engineering facilities in a supportive learning environment.

You’ll gain valuable practical experience at our advanced labs and workshops.

And our close collaboration with industry bodies means you'll be prepared for the engineering challenges of the real world – with a foot in the door before you graduate.

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Study Aviation

Other than our comprehensive range of Engineering & Technology courses, we also offer an Aviation discipline.

ECU Engineering in world’s top 250

Times Higher Education World University Rankings - ECU Engineering in world’s top 250

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings are released annually, comparing universities world-wide across a wide range of disciplines.

In 2019, ECU has been ranked in the top 250 for Engineering and Technology, an excellent result, considering there are over 26,000 universities world-wide!

Motorsports course wins national award for innovation

ECU wins national motorsports award

ECU staff accept the Programs that Enhance Learning award.

Our Bachelor of Technology (Motorsports) program has been judged one of the most innovative university courses in Australia.

At the recent Australian Awards for University Teaching ceremony, the federal Education Minister, Simon Birmingham presented ECU staff with the award for Programs that Enhance Learning.

Graduates from the course have gone on to work with Supercar Championship, NASCAR and other race teams around the world.

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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.

If you're studying both Maths Methods and Physics, and you're on target to achieve an ATAR of 94+, please contact our School of Engineering Coordinator at

If you're awarded a conditional scholarship and make ECU your first preference on TISC, you'll receive $20,000, paid as $5000 per year over 4 years, or pro rata, once you become an enrolled student at ECU.

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Unique courses for today's engineers

We're excited to offer engineering degree courses unique to Western Australia or Australia, giving you a competitive edge in high demand areas of the profession.

  • Our combined Civil & Environmental Engineering course provides civil engineers with greater employment opportunities in areas of water resource and environmental management for sustainable development.
  • We offer three maritime engineering courses – Naval Architecture, Marine & Offshore Engineering and Ocean Engineering, in collaboration with the Australian Maritime College at the University of Tasmania.
  • Our Bachelor of Technology (Motorsports) equips graduates for a career in motor racing, product design and development, manufacturing technology, or team and project management.

Engineering studies in Bunbury

Engineering and Technology degrees can now be started at our South West Campus in Bunbury.

Students can study the first year of the 4-year degree in Bunbury, before completing the course at our Joondalup Campus.

This is a great opportunity for South West students to make professional connections with local industry through internships and site visits, and especially valuable if they return home after completing their degree.

The initiative has been enthusiastically supported by South West industry, where resources and construction are large employers.

Other ECU Scholarships

At ECU, our scholarships aren't just awarded to academic high achievers. We award scholarships to all kinds of students for all kinds of reasons.

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When you study engineering at ECU, we'll literally take you outside your comfort zone.

As well as spending time in lectures and labs, your engineering course will involve at least 12 weeks of practical work experience in the engineering industry. This is a great way to kickstart your career.

Our Engineering courses are also professionally accredited by Engineers Australia, so you'll be eligible for Graduate Professional Membership when you complete your course.

And best of all, as these courses are recognised under the Washington Accord, you'll graduate ready to design, test, build and solve engineering challenges anywhere in the world.

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 degrees

Double degrees

There is a growing demand in high-technology industries and research centres for engineers with knowledge and professional skills in business, management and areas of science.

We offer a range of double degrees to meet this demand:

Postgraduate options

Become the master of your future with one of our postgraduate engineering degrees:

International student courses

Courses available to International students. Why study at ECU?

Online courses

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What kind of engineer will you be?

The field of Engineering covers many disciplines and leads to a huge variety of rewarding careers.

  • Chemical Engineering includes chemical, petroleum and pharmaceutical production, mineral processing, biochemical research and development, food production, environmental protection.
  • Civil Engineering includes road design and construction, building design and construction, water supply, harbours and railways.
  • Mechanical Engineering includes mining and mineral processing, oil and gas, manufacturing systems, automotive design, air handling and conditioning, building services.
  • Electrical Power Engineering includes power generation and distribution, renewable energy systems, design and commissioning of electrical plant for mining or industry.
  • Instrumentation, Control and Automation Engineering includes mining and mineral processing, oil and gas, automated manufacturing systems, process control.
  • Computer Systems Engineering includes computer and digital system design, embedded systems, robotics, intelligent systems.
  • Mechatronics Engineering includes manufacturing, robotics, production automation.
  • Electronics and Communications Engineering includes wired and wireless communications, data transmission, electronic systems, consumer electronics.
  • Maritime or Marine Engineering includes oil and gas, ports and harbours, marine system design and operation, marine surveying.
  • Motorsports Engineering includes design and development of high performance vehicles, automotive engineering, engine management systems, motor sports management, mechanical design.

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A Closer Look

A Closer Look

If you're looking for an engineering university, you've come to the right place.

As an ECU Engineering student, your learning experience is like no other, thanks to the facilities you’ll find inside our multi-million dollar purpose-built engineering and technology building.

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Inside ECU's School of Engineering.


Your engineering journey starts here

Our Engineering students learn in the best laboratories, guided by the best lecturers on one of the best university campuses in Australia. Take a look inside the School of Engineering at ECU.

Why study Engineering at ECU?

There are lots of good reasons to study engineering here, including the huge variety of courses you can choose from. Check out the video to find out more.

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Facilities at ECU's School of Engineering.


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The Payoff

The Payoff

For the 12th year in a row, ECU graduates have given a 5-star rating for teaching quality in the 2019 Good Universities Guide.

This record is unmatched by all but two other Australian universities.

ECU has been rated Australia's top public university for student experience in the 2018 Australian Government QILT survey.

More than 85% of our students rated their overall university experience positively.


Hear from our students

Our diverse range of Engineering courses attracts an equally diverse group of students.

Felicha Prem

"My passion for motorsport led me to this course, all the way from Sydney."

"This is the only fully and professionally accredited motorsport course in the southern hemisphere. Having lecturers with past experience in Motorsports has meant we’ve been very competitive in the Motorsport industry in the FSAE competitions. Part of the course involves building a 600 cc Formula SAE car that we then compete in around the world. Last year we took the car we designed and built over to the Silverstone Circuit in the UK for the Formula Student competition where we won the Mercedes AMG Petronas Internal Combustion Award and the Jaguar Land Rover Innovation in Internal Combustion Engine Award. It was an amazing experience. "

Alexander Barry

Motorsports Technology student

Sasha Tanasich

"At ECU the learning experience is more personalised so you feel less like a number and more like a person."

"I switched to ECU from another university when I heard about the Ocean Engineering course. I believe this course has the best course structure because of its partnership with the Australian Maritime College. After embarking on this course, I have become aware of how strong the demand is for Ocean engineers, which has motivated me even further. At ECU the learning experience is more personalised so you feel less like a number and more like a person. The lecturers genuinely care about your education and are always there to help and support you."

Tayah Gallacher

Ocean Engineering student

What next?

What next?

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