The School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering has a long history of producing leading civil, environmental, mining, architectural and structural engineers. The University of Adelaide is consistently ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide. It is also ranked 7th for mining engineering, 31st for water resource engineering and 25th for civil engineering.*

* Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020

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Our broad range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees will prepare you to apply creative and critical thinking to provide innovative engineering solutions fundamental for a functioning society. Specialise in civil engineering, environmental engineering, mining, architectural and structural engineering.

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Our research

The School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering’s internationally-recognised research is focused on managing water resources, structural engineering and materials, mining and geoengineering. We offer a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

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Student support

Are you a current or commencing student? Our Ask ECMS team is available for any questions you have regarding your degree—from enrolment and practical experience, to degree checks and credit transfers. You can also access online resources, including study plans and forms.

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Do you need to contact the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering? If your question relates to a specific matter, you can contact the relevant school staff member directly.

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Will you be joining us from overseas?

Studying at the University of Adelaide, continuously ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide, will challenge and inspire you. We're a member of Australia's Group of Eight (Go8), made up of the country's best universities.

The University's beautiful campus features traditional sandstone buildings, open spaces and cutting-edge facilities. Located in the multicultural city of Adelaide, South Australia; it is close to accommodation, shops, entertainment and attractions.

The School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering offers a range of world-class programs. Find out more about study options, entry requirements, how to apply and life in Adelaide.

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Australian Rover Challenge 2022

University students from across Australia tested their rovers by competing in a full-scale simulated lunar mission at the Australian Rover Challenge.



Career services final year employability series

Career Services offers the Final Year Employability series annually to assist students sourcing and applying for graduate roles. 



Luisa Panuccio's Mission

Luisa is a Civil and Architectural Engineer. While completing her Bachelor of Civil and Architectural Engineering (Honours), Luisa joined BMD Group in 2017.



The CodeVita coding challenge is closing soon!

CodeVita is the flagship student coding competition for TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES (TCS). This upcoming event is gearing up to be the most challenging and exciting global coding contest of all time.



ECMS researchers secure over $4 million in ARC funding

Congratulations to our ECMS researchers on their ARC Discovery grants and ARC Linkage Project grants.



Professor Maier wins the Biennial Medal

In every odd-numbered year, to coincide with the Biennial Congress, the Society awards a limited number of Biennial Medals for 'exceptional research contributions to modelling and simulation, and for promoting the aims of the Society'.





October Sundowner – Water & Space presented by the Australian Water Association SA

The Young Water Professionals of the SA AWA Branch are delighted to invite you to their last 2021 SA Sundowner Series to hear from Matt Lama about Water and Space. In this talk, we'll discuss the role that space can play in the conservation of our precious resource and what the future might look like as a result.



IPAS Optics & Photonics Showcase + pizza!

Please join us for an evening celebrating the great work being undertaken in this field at the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS). Even if you don’t think optics and photonics is for you, please come along – you may be surprised! In any case we promise you will be inspired, have fun and be fed.



Ingenuity 2021

Ingenuity is an interactive showcase of university student projects exploring real-life applications of architecture, engineering, computer and mathematical sciences. This year, SA's largest technology expo will be brought to you both face-to-face and virtually, letting you choose how you wish to explore this year's 300+ student projects! 



Engineers Australia present: Public Speaking Workshop

Join Young Engineers Australia for a series of public speaking workshops that are designed to boost your confidence and provide you with practical tools to excel your communication and leadership skills.



generationYOU 2021

Over the past 6 years, generationYOU has created a thriving community of millennials: students, graduates, young professionals, school leavers and dreamers, with one thing in common – a strong desire to unleash their potential at work (and in life)! Free tickets available – secure your place by 27 August.



Wear it Purple Day

This year, we will be wearing it purple under the theme ‘Start the Conversation, Keep it Going’. This is focused on the important and necessary conversations we have in our daily life; that centre around sexual orientation and gender identity. Here's how you can get involved.