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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?

Courses

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 ecu.edu.au/scholarships/engineering-excellence.

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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Arshil Jah experience studying his Masters of Civil Engineering.

Student
stories

  • "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.

  • "The study experience at ECU has been amazing"
    Eric Curwood
    Eric CurwoodECU Engineering (Mechatronics) / Technology (Motorsports) graduate
 and ECU Engineering PhD student

    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"
    Arshil JahECU Master of Engineering student

    I wanted to choose a university whose foundation is strong. At that point, ECU was one of the few universities in Australia whose Master of Engineering was professionally accredited by Engineers Australia.

    Civil engineering is one of the core fields of the engineering industry. The benefit of doing construction projects during your Master's studies is that you can exercise the technical skills learned at university. After completing my engineering practicum, I have been able to secure a position as a part-time Graduate Civil Engineer with a construction firm in Perth.

    The first site construction I was appointed at was a bridge construction project in the heart of Perth. Such an opportunity allowed me to not only build my experience as a site engineer, but also to work with a very efficient team of civil engineers and deliver the project.

    The journey overall has not been easy, but I learned that you always get help if you ask. ECU has supported me all the way, through continued support of lecturers and through the help of student services.

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