- Launching us into the final frontier: 50 years of space research at Melbourne
50 years ago, a group of University of Melbourne engineering students began building Australia's first earth satellite. Now, the University of Melbourne Space Program is well on its way to establishing itself as a driving force in the development ...News
- Tuesday 4:00pmEngineering & IT Adelaide information evening120 North Terrace, Adelaide, SA
- Symposium: Fifty Years of Space Technology at the University of Melbourne
The University of Melbourne Space Program, launched in late 2014, aims to increase humanity's access to space. This public lecture takes a step back in time and explores where it all began, telling the story of a satellite launched by University o...News
- Thursday 6:00pmThe Emergence of Formal Knowledge Management Systems in Prehistory
Redmond Barry Building
- ‘Future Mobility Sensing’: better travel data for a smarter city
New smartphone application the Future Mobility Sensing (FMS) app is currently being tested by the University of Melbourne to gather accurate travel and activity data. It is expected to provide more detailed travel information than traditional pape...News
- Student guest post: How to apply for vacation work
In between study, work and extra-curricular commitments, finding time to apply for vacation work is no easy task. To save you time, our Master of Engineering (Chemical with Business) student Justin Moscatelli reveals his tips for applying for vaca...News
- 3D Printing Showcase: 9 October 2015
Discover how new technology is shaping our world and meet with the people who are making it happen at the third annual 3D Printing Showcase.News
- Thursday 6:00pmEngineering Information EveningGrattan Street, Parkville
Alan Gilbert Building
- What now for the NBN under a Turnbull government?
University of Melbourne Emeritus Professor in Electric and Electronic Engineering, Rod Tucker, discusses how this week's dramatic events in Federal politics will impact on the National Broadband Network.News
- Melbourne now in global top 20 for Engineering and Technology
The University of Melbourne has jumped five places in the latest QS World University Rankings by Faculty and is now 18th in the world for Engineering and Technology for 2015 - 2016.News
- Down the drain: we need to rethink how we clean our homes
Individually, we use thousands of chemicals in our households and very few of us think about whether they are harming the environment. But the simple act of shampooing and conditioning our hair, even with green products, results in more than 30 ch...News
- Tuesday 6:00pmDecarbonising Australian Electricity: Policy and Technology Options30 Royal Parade, Parkville
Melbourne Brain Centre
Kenneth Myer AuditoriumEvent
- Wednesday 5:30pmUrban Connectedness: Shaping the Modern CityMonash Road, Parkville
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Building
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering TheatreEvent
- Thursday11:30amEndeavour Engineering & IT Exhibition 2015
Wilson Hall, University Hall and Melbourne School of DesignEvent
- The NBN: why it’s slow, expensive and obsolete
University of Melbourne Emeritus Professor in Electric and Electronic Engineering Rod Tucker, discusses the Coalition's broadband network, which he says will not provide adequate bandwidth and will be no more affordable than the former Labor Gover...News
- Pitched battle for 3MT success
Congratulations to Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering PhD candidate Steven Harris Wibowo, who competed today in the University of Melbourne’s 2015 Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT) with his three minute research pitch, ‘Can Spiders Save Sol...News
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).View
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.View
- 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.View
Wondering what your career opportunities might be? Explore the possibilities for each stream of engineering or information technology education.View
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.View
- 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.View
- Graduate Research Opportunities
The Melbourne School of Engineering is involved in numerous research projects within its six disciplines, listed below by department.View
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 (MSE) 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.