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Engineering & Technology

Want to become a world-ready engineer? Here, you'll get extensive practical experience in our advanced labs and through an industry placement of up to 12 weeks. And you can expect amazing support from our Engineering staff who are not only leaders in a wide range of engineering fields but are committed to your success, whether you're a first-year student, or pursuing higher goals through postgraduate study.

Why ECU?

  • Top in Australia for student support

    In the latest QILT survey, ECU was ranked Australia's top university - public or private - for student support in the Engineering discipline.

    QILT is an annual independent Australian government survey.

  • Good Universities Guide

    In the 2021 Good Universities Guide, ECU graduates have given us a 5-star rating for teaching quality, skills development, student support, learning resources, learner engagement and overall student experience.

    The 5-star rating for teaching quality has now been achieved for 14 straight years.

    Read more about the Good Universities Guide.

  • THE Impact Rankings

    ECU has been ranked number 9 in the world for Quality Education and is in the top 100 overall in the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) Impact rankings, showing how the global higher education sector is working towards the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.

    Read more about the THE Impact Rankings

  • THE Young University Rankings

    ECU has been ranked in the world's top 100 universities under 50 years old in the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) Young Universities Rankings, THE World University Rankings.

  • World University Rankings - Engineering

    ECU has been ranked in the world's top 175 universities for Engineering and Technology in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for 2020.

    Read more about the 2020 rankings.


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.

Engineering & Technology

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Experience Engineering & Technology at ECU.

World Ready facilities

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

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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Explore your options

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Student stories

  • Richard Morawski

    Computer Systems Engineering student

    "That hands on practical experience really augments your learning"

    Engineering student, Richard Morawski talks about this course and why he chose to study Engineering at ECU.

  • Scott McCormack

    ECU Mechanical Engineering graduate

    "Scott's engineering career is built to last"

    ECU Mechanical Engineering graduate Scott McCormack is now the Lead Cloud Architect at Chironix, a Perth-based company specialising in machine learning, robotics and data engineering.

  • Eric Curwood

    Eric Curwood

    ECU Engineering (Mechatronics) / Technology (Motorsports) graduate and ECU Engineering PhD student

    "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.

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