- Melbourne Accelerator Program named top Australian startup incubator
The University of Melbourne's Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP) has been ranked number 1 in Australia and number 8 worldwide by the UBI Index, a Swedish Research Initiative comparing business incubators worldwide.
- The jaws of life
How a mechanical engineer and a surgeon used cutting edge 3D printing technology to create a working body part that will improve the quality of life for thousands.
- Monday 5:30pmThe truth about mobile phone and wireless radiation: what we know, what we need to find out, and what you can do now
- A city thrives on connectedness but access all hours makes privacy a problem
Data driven services might transform the way we interact with our city, but where does privacy and equal access fit into this future landscape? Professor Stephan Winter and Professor Christopher Leckie discuss with The Conversation.
- Social networking to empower older people
25% of people aged 65 and over live alone in Australia. But Department of Computing and Information Systems lecturer Dr Jenny Waycott says the key to their empowerment could lie in social networking.
- For your ears only
Intelligent headphones are the future of listening, and young Melbourne researchers are leading their development.
- Welcome to Pursuit
Pursuit places cutting-edge research and expert commentary, by the University of Melbourne's world-leading experts, all at your fingertips.
- How to do 3000 years of research in one year
Aircraft engine expert and mechanical engineer Professor Richard Sandberg, in collaboration with General Electric, will use some of the world’s fastest computers to complete 3000 years of research in a single year and advance engineering design fo...
- Brain in a dish: the therapeutic potential of stem cells and organoids
In the last few years researchers have discovered how to grow ‘organoids’ in a dish, tiny groups of cells that resemble organs. In an UpClose podcast, Dr Mirella Dottori describes how she uses this research tool to better understand autism.
- Public Lecture: The truth about mobile phone and wireless radiation
US epidemiologist and toxicologist, Dr Devra Davis will give a public lecture entitled “The truth about mobile phone and wireless radiation: what we know, what we need to find out and what you can do now”.
- Google Anita Borg Scholarship to empower women through technology
Google has awarded Department of Computing Information Systems PhD student Sarah Webber with the Anita Borg Scholarship, recognising her passion to engage women in computer science and technology.
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.