- Final Frontier Festival: A space festival for anyone and everyone
- Computing gives us tools to preserve disappearing languages
In 100 years, many of the worlds 7,000 languages could be extinct. However technology could help to preserve them for the future. Associate Professor Steven Bird from the Department of Computing an...
- The birth of the computer revolution
The oldest surviving first generation electronic computer CSIRAC turns 60 this month.
- Countdown to spaceshot
Students from engineering, law, education and business are all focusing on launching an innovative satellite network
- Professor David Solomon awarded Companion of the Order of Australia
Emeritus Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, David Solomon has been recognised in the 2016 Queens Birthday Honours, where he has been named a Companion of the Orde...
- Troy McCann: Bringing outer space back to Australia
In 1966, a team of students from the University of Melbourne built Australias first satellite which they successfully launched in 1970. In late 2014, a team of University of Melbourne students for...
- To understand the brain, it helps to make a computer model of one
Computational models of the brain are transforming how we study it, along with the development of new technologies that interact with the organ and help to solve neurological conditions. Professor ...
- Hide your location on Twitter? We can still find you and that’s not a bad thing in an emergency
It's still possible to locate social media users who hide their location online. This can be very useful for our emergency authorities, say Dr Mohsen Kalantari, Professor Abbas Rajabifard, and Far...
- The history of computing is both evolution and revolution
This month marks the 60th anniversary of the first computer in an Australian university. Six decades on, Professor Justin Zobel looks at how things have changed, as part of this month's Computing t...
- The real reason more women don’t code
In light of the current Girls Who Code Campaign, Professor Karin Verspoor, discusses the real reasons why participation rates for women in coding are low, for the Conversation.
- Ten exciting new startups supported through the 2016 Melbourne Accelerator Program
The University of Melbourne's Startup Accelerator, the Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP) has seen record numbers of entries and the largest ever intake into the prestigious startup program.
- Friday 5:00pmEngineering & IT Future Researchers Symposium
- Stopping the stampede: Planning for urban emergencies
Engineers are using mice, ants and virtual reality to study crowd behaviour so infrastructure can cope with attacks and other disasters.
- Melbourne chemical engineering students claim Pratt Prize victory
A team of students from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering has taken out the 2016 Pratt Prize for the best Chemical Engineering Design Project in Victoria.
- Melbourne welcomes leading Japanese scientists in advanced materials
Leading national and international researchers in the field of advanced materials research are meeting for the Advanced Materials: Scientific & Engineering Challenges Conference, being held at the ...
- 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.
- 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.
- Using computers to cure disease
Associate Professor and computational linguist Karin Verspoor says fusing computing and linguistics could spell a cure for disease.
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.