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.Find out more
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.
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
If you already know what you're interested in, choose a discipline.
"I'm pretty sure ECU is the best of the best"
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.
"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.
"ECU has supported me all the way"