Australia’s defence industry is essential to the operations of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and the capabilities needed to protect Australia. Our world-leading fundamental research will develop game-changing technologies, ensuring Australia keeps pace with other countries’ defence systems, which it may be operating with or against.
The challenges require multidisciplinary approaches to address issues such as human–machine interfaces; new sensors; computational systems and materials; more effective design and construction of aerospace; maritime and land systems; optimised solutions in the face of uncertainty; and practical but advanced mechanical, electronic and information systems.
We are partnering with other universities, large defence firms and small and medium enterprises to translate research outcomes into high-impact applications. The Defence Technologies program at The University of Melbourne includes:
- Autonomous Systems
- Medical Countermeasures
- Integrated Computational Materials Engineering
- Multidisciplinary Materials
- Advanced Multifunction Radio-frequency Antennas
- Maritime Systems Research
- Sensor and Information Processing