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


  • "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.

  • "If you want a well‑rounded and practical experience, definitely study Engineering at ECU"
    Jordan Butler
    Jordan ButlerECU Civil Engineering graduate

    My advice to students would be to study to get a job, not to get a degree. Maximise your opportunities to get experience that will get you a career. So for me, that was participating in Engineering societies, going overseas, joining the Vice‑Chancellor's forum and so forth. All of these gave me interpersonal skills and international experience.

    I was also named the WA Young Professional Engineer of the Year 2018 at the Engineers Australia WA Engineering Excellence Awards.

    If you want a well‑rounded and practical experience, definitely study Engineering at ECU.

  • "Scott’s engineering career is built to last"
    Scott McCormackECU Mechanical Engineering graduate

    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.

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