We aim to create a better world by devising solutions to significant societal problems. Our research focuses on several key themes within each discipline:
Computing and Information Systems
The School of Computing and Information Systems is an international research leader in computer science, information systems and software engineering.
The Department of Biomedical Engineering drives research in medical technologies, health informatics and healthcare delivery.
The Department of Chemical Engineering focusses on four key engineering themes: materials development; separations technology; surface chemistry and rheology; and bioprocessing.
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
The Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering targets significant problems faced in society – development of bionic implants, energy efficient telecommunications, sensor networks for irrigation and water resource management, and ultra-broadband wireless and optical communications.
The Department of Infrastructure Engineering drives research into civil; geotechnical; structural; transport; spatial information (geomatics); and environmental engineering, including hydrology and water resources.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering applies human and material resources to the design, construction, operation and maintenance of machines (supported increasingly by sophisticated computer technology) to move people, goods and materials; generate energy; produce goods and services; and control pollution and dispose of wastes.
- Graduate Research in Engineering and IT
Student Industry Projects are an opportunity for you to oversee a student, or students, designing or researching a non-critical project which, when completed, can be used by your organisation.
- Research Centres and Institutes
We are home to a number of major research centres of international standing and Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs) that represent joint ventures between universities, industry and government bodies.