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Our multi-disciplinary, progressive approach to teaching shapes future leaders of industry.
Studying at the School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering will provide you with a solid foundation of theory and hands-on experience, equipping you for a diverse and rewarding career that has a positive impact society-wide.
Qualifications from the University of Adelaide are held in high regard. Our academic and research staff are widely recognised as leaders in their fields.
Our Electrical and Electronic Engineering degrees are ranked 25th in the world (US News Global University Ranking, 2023), and our degrees in Mechanical Engineering ranked 5th in Australia and 1st in South Australia (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022).
Underpinned by world-leading research, our teaching is best-in-class and has been recognised by numerous prestigious awards. We are consistently rated “well above world class” in Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) assessments.
Upon graduation, you will also have the opportunity to pursue work internationally. Our degrees are accredited under the Washington Accord in Asia, Europe and the Americas.
Unique student experiences and teaching
Our optional Orientation Week design-and-build competition gives you a wonderful way to transition into university. You’ll make new friends, meet our staff and refine teamwork and problem-solving skills that will serve you well throughout your degree and beyond.
During the second year, Mechanical Engineering students will participate in the annual WARMAN Design and Build Competition as part of their undergraduate studies. They will design and build a prototype autonomous device to perform specific tasks on a competition track.
University of Adelaide students – alongside students from across Australia and around the globe – battle it out in a full-scale Lunar mission, using semi-autonomous rovers that they have designed and built themselves.
Students at the School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering qualify to study overseas as part of their University of Adelaide degrees. Students can also study overseas by attending short study tours, internships, and industry placements.
Attend and exhibit at Ingenuity - the University of Adelaide’s interactive student showcase - demonstrating technology innovations in the fields of engineering, science, technology, architecture, computer and mathematical sciences.
The World Solar Challenge (WSC) is a design-and-build competition focused on sustainable energy. Each year, the competition seeks to find the world’s most efficient electric vehicle. We support and sponsor the Adelaide University Solar Racing Team (AUSRT) annually. The team, comprised of first, second and third year engineering students, displays its solar car at the faculty’s Ingenuity showcase.
The school also sponsors the Adelaide University Motorsport Team (AUMT) , which was founded in 2001 to compete in the annual Formula SAE Australasia competition. The AUMT has partnered with the University Sport Association to establish the Adelaide University Motorsport Club, providing an on-campus hub for everything motorsport.
Our teaching is delivered within a vibrant, innovative environment with access to advanced, purpose-designed facilities and equipment including: acoustic reverberation chambers, electromagnetic anechoic chamber, Nokia 5G Lab, a sports engineering laboratory, wind tunnels and, quantum and semiconductor laboratories.
Student support and clubs
Joining a student club is a great way to pursue other interests and meet new people. From sports and hobbies to politics and culture, the University of Adelaide has a wide range of student clubs to consider including:
- Adelaide Mechanical Engineering Student Society
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering Society of Adelaide University (IEEE student chapter)
- Adelaide University Motorsport Team
- Adelaide University Solar Racing Team
- Women in STEM Society
- Robogals Adelaide
- IET Adelaide University on Campus (IET student chapter)
Short courses at the Centre for STEM Education and Innovation
The Centre for STEM Education and Innovation (CSEI) develops bespoke education courses for industry and student participants. These specialised courses are delivered by our world-leading experts from across the Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology including from within our School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering.
Undergraduate and postgraduate programs