- Tuesday 5:30pmManaging disaster: technologies for a safer city
- How high-speed wireless compares to cable in boosting our internet speeds
In the light of Google's recent announcement for plans to roll out high-speed wireless internet connections, how will the NBN's national broadband cable compare? Professor Thas Nirmalathas writes f...
- Abbas Rajabifard named spatial professional of the year
Professor Abbas Rajabifard was named the 2015 Professional of the Year at the Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards, as part of the Locate16 Conference in Melbourne, on Wednesday 13 April, 2016.
- How renewable energy empowers women in remote communities
Access to electricity is driving changes to social and gender equity, says Dr Reihana Mohideen
- Keeping Antarctica clean
Chemical engineers are using trenches and micro-organisms to help clean the frozen continent.
- Tuesday 6:30pmFocus on Engineering
- Gaming more than a Space Oddity
A ruthless online space game is stretching the boundaries of fun, telling us about ourselves and the wider potential of gaming.
- Wednesday 6:30pmFocus on IT
- How eye tracking gives players a new experience in video games
Is eye-tracking technology a gimmick or a game changer for the gaming industry? Eduardo Velloso from the Microsoft Research Centre for Social Natural User Interfaces discusses.
- Using computers to cure disease
Associate Professor and computational linguist Karin Verspoor says fusing computing and linguistics could spell a cure for disease.
- Supercomputing and Astronomy Seminars, Thursday March 24
In this upcoming lecture, two leading Indian scientists Dr Vijay Bhatkar and Jayant Narailikar will discuss Supercomputing and Astronomy.
- The rivers run, but less than we thought
Researchers from the Department of Infrastructure Engineering have found South Eastern Australia faces worse-than-expected water shortages, with a review urgently needed.
- Orang-utans play video games too, and it can enrich their lives in the zoo
Visiting the orang-utans at the zoo brings us face to face with some of our closest relatives. Moments of connection with these intelligent creatures can be powerfully emotional.
- A new leg to stand on
Engineers are changing lives in the developing world with a unique project led by Professor Peter Lee bringing low-cost prosthetics to amputees.
- Indigenous school students boost their coding skills thanks to IT workshop
Students from Worawa Aboriginal Girls College were this week given an introduction to the world of coding in a technology workshop at the University of Melbourne.
- Engineering limbs: Helping amputees walk in Vietnam
In his upcoming public lecture, Professor Peter Lee from the Department of Mechanical Engineering discusses biomechanical engineering research and the development low-cost artificial limbs.
- Final Frontier Festival: A space festival for anyone and everyone
Engineers and IT professionals use creativity, analytical skills and scientific understanding to make a better world.
Our graduate programs offer depth, breadth and flexibility to a world-class curriculum that is informed by real world, problem-based learning, industry experience and a generous program of scholarships for both local and international students.
Cutting-edge interdisciplinary research is conducted with a range of partners from academia, government and leading industry names to address some of society’s critical problems.
We offer 11 undergraduate engineering majors; 4 IT undergraduate majors; and 25 masters programs in Engineering or IT. Our Masters of Engineering suite of 11 technical programs is accredited by Engineers Australia and EUR-ACE®. We offer two research programs: Master of Philosophy in Engineering (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering (PhD).
Find out more about our major disciplines and the degrees we offer for each: Biomedical Engineering; Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Computing & Information Systems; Electrical & Electronic Engineering; Infrastructure Engineering; and Mechanical Engineering.
- Other study opportunities
We offer a range of short study options including: short courses for professionals looking to update their skills; single subjects for those wishing to try engineering or IT study; and study abroad and exchange opportunities for current university students. We also offer two alternate entry pathways for international students.
Wondering what your career opportunities might be? Explore the possibilities for each stream of engineering or information technology education.
Creating a better world through
Engineering and IT
The Melbourne School of Engineering (MSE) is an international leader in Engineering and IT research. Our aim is to help create a better world by devising technological solutions to significant problems.
We undertake interdisciplinary research in three key domains:
- Optimisation of resources and infrastructure
- Convergence of engineering and IT with the life sciences
- Networks and data in society
Research within each of these areas is undertaken by multidisciplinary teams from across the School and University, in collaboration with academic and industry partners.
We aim to make a difference through innovative research into areas such as water resource management, clean energy, disaster management, climate change, safer and more efficient transport, bionic vision, cancer treatment, epilepsy suppression, food processing, automated interpretation of data, personalised medicine, and smart grids.
Our research domains align closely with the University of Melbourne’s three Grand Challenges of research, with a particular focus on fostering health and wellbeing and on supporting sustainability and resilience.
Measured on research income, we are one of the largest engineering research institutions in Australia. We are home to large-scale research consortia such as the Centre for Neural Engineering, the Centre for Disaster Management and Public Safety and the Melbourne Networked Society Institute. We have close, ongoing partnerships with IBM Research, Alcatel Lucent, the Peter Cook Centre for Carbon Capture and Storage, Dairy Innovation Australia Ltd, Microsoft, Rio Tinto and Ford, and we work at project level with many more private and public sector organisations in Australia and internationally.
We have some of Australia’s most distinguished research and academic staff in the fields of engineering and IT, including a Prime Minister’s Prize Winner, Fellows of the Royal Society, an Australian Research Council Laureate and Future Fellows, and Eureka Prize winners.
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- Research Domains
We undertake interdisciplinary research in three key domains. Research within each of these areas is undertaken by multidisciplinary teams from across the School and University, in collaboration with academic and industry partners.
- Research Centres and Institutes
We are home to 14 major research centres of international standing and 6 Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs) that represent joint ventures between universities, industry and government bodies in Australia.
- Graduate Research Opportunities
The Melbourne School of Engineering is involved in numerous research projects within its six disciplines, listed below by department.
The Melbourne School of Engineering appreciates the value of fostering strong relationships with our alumni, donors, industry, government and the wider community.
We are committed to transforming the world we live in through innovative research, encouraging entrepreneurship, and by providing a world-class education that reflects the needs of our domestic and global community.
We invite all friends and supporters of the Melbourne School of Engineering to engage with us and help us to continue being Australia’s leading engineering and IT school.
We have a strong tradition of industry collaboration and encourage further engagement through research partnerships, curriculum involvement and student recruitment. Find out how we are working with business, government and the community sector.
Forging strong alumni relations is our goal. Your voice can influence our current students, and we hope that by creating a platform for sharing graduate achievements we can motivate current and prospective students for years to come.
The Melbourne School of Engineering is evolving to meet the needs of a dynamic future. We believe that by investing in capable individuals, we’re strengthening Victoria and helping the nation to make a global impact.
Our schools program offers a range of exciting opportunities for secondary school students to experience engineering and IT in practice, including campus visits and competitions.
Indigenous Engineers Project
In collaboration with Murrup Barak, we are leading several initiatives, spanning the full student life cycle, that are intended to help build Indigenous representation in the Engineering/ICT workforce.
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The Melbourne School of Engineering (MSE) is the leading provider of engineering and IT education in Australia.
Melbourne School of Engineering develops engineering and IT leaders and advanced technologies for a sustainable future. We partner with industry and government partners to build national competitiveness through productivity breakthroughs, and evolve a better, more sustainable way of life.