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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


On September 24, over 1200 Year 10 to 12 Physics students across WA high schools descended upon Adventure World to attend the annual Physics Day organised by STAWA (Science Teachers’ Association of Western Australia). It was an educational day filled with fun and action packed. Students got to experience and witness first-hand phenomena involving physics, technology, engineering design and mathematics in a “real world” STEM laboratory that can be found at Adventure World with its large scale apparatus.

ECU Engineering No 1 in Australia

In the fields of engineering and technology, the School of Engineering is has achieved a 5-Star Rating across four criteria in the Good Universities Guide 2021 edition:

  1. Learning Resources
  2. Overall Experience
  3. Skills Development, and
  4. Student Support

Science Week at Thornlie Senior High School

A team of five staff and PhD students visited Thornlie High School, delivering two exciting activities designed specifically by the School of Engineering as part of their STEM program called CREATE – Creating Real Engineering And Technology Experiences. The event was attended by over 100 students from Year 7 to Year 10, including participation by teachers

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