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Executive Dean's Message

Professor Daryoush Habibi

Engineering is a great profession for creative thinkers who have an analytical mind and have the desire to apply science and technology to develop solutions, systems and infrastructure to serve the changing needs of the global community. Engineers are highly sought after globally for their unique problems solving skills, and they enjoy a professional career that is highly rewarding, exciting and far from repetitive or mundane.

The School of Engineering at ECU is recognised internationally for its excellent quality of education and research, supported by highly supportive and committed academics and outstanding infrastructure and facilities that are second to none. My colleagues embrace and promote the concept of peace engineering, and deliver our teaching and research programs within the paradigms of environmental and community sustainability. We teach the next generation of engineers to reflect on environmental considerations in their design and development practices, and endeavour to harmonise the natural and built environments such that we can sustain and improve our world for all creatures and for future generations.

Our responsible and ethical approach to community and environmental sustainability, together with a student-centred culture and a strong focus on industry engagement and professional practice, has made the School of Engineering at ECU one of the fastest growing and most successful engineering schools in Australia.

If you wish to study engineering in an environment that promotes learning excellence, where you are not just a number and everyone is treated like a VIP, and a place where diversity is celebrated and inclusion is the norm, and where integrity, respect and harmony are at the core of our culture, then you should consider joining my School. Join us, be part of our learning journey, and acquire the professional knowledge and ethics to help make the world more sustainable and serve humanity.

Professor Daryoush Habibi
Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean
School of Engineering


The School of Engineering at ECU is one of the fastest growing engineering schools in Australia with an annual growth of more than 20% in the last few years. The School enjoys some of the best equipped hardware laboratories in the nation, with regular multi-million dollar investments into expanding and maintaining its world-class infrastructure.

Students benefit from programs specifically designed for the needs to Australian and Western Australian industry that cover the engineering sciences with rigour and also have a strong emphasis on 'hands on', practical learning experiences. Courses are offered across a wide range of engineering disciplines including chemical, civil, civil & environmental, mechanical, electrical power, mechatronics, automation & control, electronics & communications, computer systems, maritime, and petroleum engineering. The School offers both standard 4-year Bachelor of Engineering courses and a 3+2 model comprising a 3-year Bachelor of Engineering Science program followed by a 2-year Master of Engineering. In addition, the school also offers a unique motorsports technology course, and the only aviation course in WA. These features, in addition to a committed and passionate team of academics, mean that the School of Engineering at ECU provides an exceptional environment for the education of graduates well positioned to meet the current and future global challenges of their professions.


The school offers a diverse and exciting mix of courses that are developed in consultation with industry groups and combine the latest theory with hands-on, practical experiences.

Research activity

Research at the School of Engineering encompasses a broad range of engineering disciplines and allied sciences. This breadth positions us well to undertake research in sustainability engineering, which is multidisciplinary in nature.


Our world-class facilities include purpose-built labs and project spaces. The Engineering building also contains sustainable systems and infrastructure that decrease its carbon footprint, and provide students access to real systems for sustainable energy education.

News & events

ECU Engineering students make the Engineering village (Compendex) Quiz Challenge 2020 Winners List

The competition was open to all Australian university students and our two students are the only WA university winners. Engineering Village (Compendex) covers high-quality, relevant and cross-disciplinary content, enabling engineers and researchers to perform thorough and effective literature reviews, analyse the research landscape, and solve problems.

IEEE Western Australia Outstanding Volunteer Award 2019

Dr Douglas Chai was recently presented with the IEEE Western Australia Outstanding Volunteer Award 2019. The award recognises Dr Chai’s distinguished accomplishments, significant achievements, professional, administrative and technical leadership contributions to IEEE WA section and chapter activities and operations. The School of Engineering congratulates Dr Chai on his outstanding achievements.

ECU’s School of Engineering proudly acknowledges the strong support of Schlumberger

ECU’s School of Engineering proudly acknowledges the strong support of Schlumberger who have generously donated licences for the latest versions of their subsurface modelling tools to support School’s teaching and research in subsurface resources development. This support allows ECU students and researchers to use the latest industry-grade modelling tools for their learning and research, enhancing the alignment of our curriculum and research with industry trends.

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