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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.

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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.

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.

  • Engineering Lab
    Engineering Materials Lab - 3D Walkthrough
    Chemical Engineering Lab
    Chemical Engineering Lab - 3D Walkthrough
    Engineering Hydraulics and environment lab
    Hydraulics & Environmental Engineering lab - 360° Image
    Robotics Laboratory
    Robotics Lab - 3D Walkthrough
    Engineering Robotics lab
    Robotics Lab - 360° Image
    Engineering Power systems lab
    Power Systems Lab - 360° Image
  • Geotech Lab
    Geotechnical and Structural Engineering Laboratories
    Power Systems Laboratory
    Power Systems Lab - 3D Walkthrough
    Schneider Electric Industrial Control & Automation Laboratory
    Schneider Electric Industrial Control & Automation Lab - 3D Walkthrough
    Engineering Schneider automation and control lab
    Schneider Automation & Control Lab - 360° Image
    Engineering Motorsports workshop
    Motorsport Workshop - 360° Image
    Hydraulics Lab
    Hydraulics Lab - 3D Walkthrough
  • Engineering Chemical engineering lab
    Chemical Engineering Lab - 360° Image
    Manufacturing and Motorsports Laboratories
    Manufacturing and Motorsports Lab - 3D Walkthrough
    Concrete Technology Laboratory
    Concrete Technology Lab - 3D Walkthrough

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

  • Arshil Jah experience studying his Masters of Civil Engineering.


  • "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.

  • "The facilities here at ECU are excellent"
    Robert O'NeilMechanical Engineering student

    Mechanical Engineering student, Robert O'Neil talks about this course and why he chose to study Engineering at ECU.

  • "I'm pretty sure ECU is the best of the best"
    Wai Yan (Vivien) PangInstrumentation, Control & Automation

    Instrumentation, Control & Automation student, Wai Yan (Vivien) Pang, talks about studying the course with Edith Cowan University (ECU). Vivien chose to study with ECU because it was the only university to offer the Bachelor of Engineering (Instrumentation, Control & Automation) Honours.

    She talks about her experiences studying the course and the support she's received from the lecturers. She says the the course teaches her both theory and practice. She has access to the software and applications as well as actual PLC that she would use in real-life manufacturing, when she's out in the workforce.

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