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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

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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.

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

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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Arshil Jah experience studying his Masters of Civil Engineering.


  • "I was attracted to chemical engineering as it is a field that is applied across many different industries and leads to a variety of career options"
    Reshma Jesani
    Reshma JesaniChemical Engineering student

    I've been really impressed by the equipment that we have access to in all the engineering labs here at ECU, they reflect what is out there in the industry in the real world.

    Also, the lecturers are really friendly and always ready to help – they've been a great support.

  • "The structure is very useful"
    Jordan PeaceElectronics & Communications Engineering

    Electronics & Communications Engineering student, Jordan Peace, talks about studying the course with Edith Cowan University (ECU). Jordan talks about his experiences how the practical hands-on laboratories helped him better understand the theory covered in units.

    He discusses experiences in robotics, programming real robots in laboratories. He's recently completed a digital unit, where he programmed a Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) and learn about logic gates and timing. He finds the lecturers to be very down-to-earth and approachable. Jordan talks about entering the course as a mature-age student (non school leaver).

    He completed the prerequisites to get himself up to speed and ensure his understanding was what was required. He discusses the structure of the course. In the first year, you get a broad sense of all engineering fields. As a result he's completed several mechanical engineering units and structural engineering units. In the second year onwards, the course is very practical with opportunities to apply the things you've learnt.

    He says the units are now focusing in on the specific field he's studying, so he's doing a lot more of the electrical and communications side of engineering. He talks about the work placements opportunities within the course and the placement in the final year. He also talks about accessing the units online, if you can't get to lectures or you want to review.

    Jordan discusses how his creative passion (he's a guitarist as well) is also adding to his course. He wants to build his own amplifier and equipment when he completes the course and he says the units are helping him realise that aim.

  • "I feel like I can give back to my country"
    Kudzai ChipongoDoctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Civil Engineering

    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Civil Engineering student, Kudzai Chipongo, talks about studying the course with Edith Cowan University (ECU). Kudzai's research focus is on water resources. Water is scarce in the country she comes from, so she feels her doctoral research will help her give back to her home country as well as to Australia in terms of finding ways to improve water supply.

    She talks about the support she's receiving. She's the recipient of two scholarships: a School-based one and a Faculty one. She also discusses the support she's receiving from lecturers within the School in terms of getting publication.

    She decided to do her PhD with ECU because she had a great time doing her Master of Engineering and she knew she would have access to the state-of-the-art equipment she needs to complete her research.

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