As the leading provider of engineering and IT education and research, we are committed to designing solutions today for the problems of tomorrow.
We are entering an exciting juncture as we work towards transforming engineering and IT research and teaching at the University of Melbourne, guided by MSE 2025, our ten-year strategic plan. With an expected investment of $1 billion in people and infrastructure, we are creating the entrepreneurial leaders and technology of the future — the people and things that will drive innovation and productivity to make a sustainable impact on the world in which we live.
Set to open in 2024, the Fishermans Bend campus will be a vibrant place of large-scale research and project-based learning, creating new opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration and partnerships with industry.
Just 5 kilometres from the CBD, located in the heart of the Employment Precinct, industrial-scale facilities will expand the practical capabilities of MSE and the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning.
Students and researchers will collaborate on project-based research with local and international companies in industries such as aerospace, energy, infrastructure, design, built environment, defence, mining, transport and water. Together we will solve global challenges to realise a sustainable and resilient future.
Key design principles that inform this exciting academic precinct include:
- Industry Collaboration
- Experiential Learning
- Open campus; Community integration
A Message from the Dean, Mark Cassidy
For over 150 years, our School has been the leading provider of engineering and IT education and research in Australia. We are built around three key pillars: world-class research, exceptional teaching and learning and a focus on wider engagement both with industry and the community. Our global reputation ensures we attract top academic employees and students who share our commitment to knowledge for the betterment of society.
Diversity and inclusion in engineering and IT is central to us achieving this vision. We are committed to creating an environment that values, supports and respects the unique views, knowledge and individual experience of our employees and students. Our best work is done in collaboration, immersed in a supportive environment and a culture where new ideas and diverse perspectives thrive. We commit to ensuring our employees are clear about expectations, feel supported and encouraged to contribute their ideas and know where to turn if they require support.
We are implementing innovative strategies to engage effectively with industry, government, alumni and our communities to increase the impact and relevance of our teaching and research.
There has never been a more exciting time to join the School. Help us achieve our bold vision.
The University of Melbourne is home to some of the best thinkers in the world, adding to a collective and diverse knowledge, which works to address the major social, economic and environmental challenges of our time. Consistently ranked among the top 30 universities worldwide, we are passionate about developing the next generation of engineering and IT professionals.
We strive to provide both the environment and opportunities that will help our people build and enhance their careers. It is an incredibly exciting time to be joining MSE.
We value, support and respect the unique views, knowledge and individual experience of our employees. We are committed to supporting them to realise their potential. Our benefits are aimed at recognising and rewarding those contributions:
- Flexible working
- Subsidised facilities including gym and parking
- Discounts for medical, optometry and dental treatment, veterinary services, and health insurance
- Exceptional personal and professional development
- Learn How We Hire
We know that the expertise and diversity of our employees will drive innovation and enable us to deliver our ten-year strategy, MSE 2025. Read more on our FAQs around how we hire at MSE.Find out more
- Addressing the Selection Criteria
Joining MSE will ensure you are challenged and inspired to support the University’s commitment to world-class teaching and research for the betterment of society. If you’ve found a position that interests you, we invite you to submit your application. Read more for tips on how to complete your application and address the selection criteria.Find out more
- Diversity and inclusion
We are seeking to attract and retain world-class employees and students and we are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated. Diversity and inclusion in engineering and computing is essential because the makeup of our academic and professional employees workforce needs to reflect the communities we seek to serve.Find out more
Find out more about Melbourne Connect, our new innovation precinct
MSE 2025 strategic plan
- $1B investment in people and infrastructure at MSE
- $62.7 million in MSE research income
- Investing in 100 new academic roles at MSE
- Investing in 50 new professional employees roles at MSE
As the leading Australian provider of engineering and IT education and research for over 150 years, MSE is built around three key pillars: valuable research, captivating teaching and learning, and effective engagement to better engineer solutions today for the problems of tomorrow.
Our ten-year strategy, MSE 2025, is our School’s commitment to bring to life the University-wide strategy Growing Esteem and reinforces the University of Melbourne’s position as one of the best in the world. Investment in new infrastructure, strengthening industry engagement and growing the size and diversity of our employees and student base to drive innovation and develop the transformative technologies of the future are all fundamental principles underpinning MSE 2025.
Putting knowledge into action, MSE is set to open two major new sites within the next five years. The Fishermans Bend campus will facilitate collaboration with leading local and international organisations across the transport, energy, manufacturing, water, food, mining, defence and infrastructure sectors.
The second precinct sits adjacent to the University’s main Parkville campus at the site of the old Royal Women’s Hospital. It is being redeveloped into Australia’s leading innovation hub, hosting researchers, companies, government bodies and community members. Across both sites, we will see unprecedented opportunity for collaboration and knowledge pooling amongst some of the world’s brightest engineering minds.
MSE 2025 is our bold 10-year strategy to transform the future of engineering and IT at the University of Melbourne and it’s never been a more exciting time to join us.
School of Computing and Information Systems
We are international research leaders in computer science, information systems and software engineering. We are focused on delivering impact in three key areas: data and knowledge, platforms and systems, and people and organisations.
School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
The CBE School integrates the expertise and capabilities of the Chemical and the Biomedical Engineering Departments. The resulting mix of skills creates new horizons for engineering and enables the realisation of transformative new ideas into practical innovations. Our goal is to facilitate knowledge acquisition, research excellence, and its translation into technological, societal, industrial and medical innovation.
School of Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering
We are a vibrant community of internationally-recognised researchers focused on addressing major challenges in power systems, computation networks, electronic devices and materials, and systems engineering.
Working with experienced professionals and leaders in their fields will enable you to activate your career and design your future.
Our talented and ambitious researchers are solving urgent problems as well as tackling some of our biggest challenges from all angles. Our Research Services team work to develop a culture of research excellence for MSE. We partner with our researchers to optimise their research impact through delivering research development and engagement support activities.
Academic support services
Supporting our MSE students from initial query through to graduation, our Academic Support Office has a network of services and experts to make our MSE student experience as smooth and rewarding as possible. We play an integral role in coordinating onshore and offshore recruitment, managing prospective student enquiries, coordinating an extensive suite of student enrichment opportunities for our coursework and graduate research students, and provide high-level support to the School’s academic employees. We have a variety of roles in our Academic Programs, Future Students, Graduate Research and Student Enrichment teams.
Health, safety and wellbeing
The Health, Safety and Wellbeing of our whole community is fundamental to the work we do at MSE. We have a clear commitment to a robust and effective OHS management systems that is best practice and equivalent to the companies with whom we work and partner. Our MSE 2025 commitment ensures an on-going investment in our people and precincts which enhances the health safety wellbeing outcome of our learning, teaching and research.
Our campuses are a central part of the University and provide bespoke infrastructure and technology for research, teaching, learning and engagement. Our Facilities team works across our historic Parkville campus and is committed to providing technical and safety support needed for the day-to-day operations at MSE. By working closely with University Services, we ensure maintenance and building works are completed efficiently and effectively.
Our IT Services team delivers exceptional technology experiences to support MSE’s teaching, research and engagement. Our approach is collaborative and innovative to provide solutions that streamline and simplify our technology processes. We play a leading role in supporting the IT needs of employees and students across our campus.
Finance and planning
Our Finance and Performance team will help shape the financial and commercial growth and a sustainable future of the School. We work closely with our academics and leaders to achieve smart commercial solutions to support outcomes for our students and industry partners worldwide. We offer career paths in management accounting, business analysis and finance partnering. Our team is valued for our forward-thinking business advice including commercial analytics, evaluation, budgeting, finance and performance.
Marketing and Communications
Our Marketing and Communications team leads the development and implementation of marketing and communications strategy to position the University as a world leader in engineering and IT education and research. We offer roles in specialised marketing, media and communications, digital and online channels, and brand management. Our dynamic team leads innovative initiatives vital to the achievement of MSE’s strategic plan.
Our Human Resources team plays a key role in building capability for MSE’s future by attracting, retaining and developing exceptional talent. We aim to create a supportive environment in which our employees flourish to deliver our business goals. We are culture and engagement champions, focused on working collaboratively every day to empower and develop our people across all areas of the business.
We value our people and are committed to support them to realise their potential.
- MSE promotes flexibility, whatever that may mean for you. We have a number of initiatives to help you work in different ways including options to work varied hours, flexi-time, and away from the office. We also offer generous leave options.
- We have subsidised on-site childcare facilities in a number of locations including Queensberry Street, Swanston Street and the Family Club Co-operative.
Health and wellbeing
- Subsidised Fitness Members rates including the unlimited use of the pool and gym, and employees rates for court bookings
- Bicycle friendly, with over 2,100 bicycle parks available at the Parkville campus
- Discounted rates for massage and physiotherapy
- Discounts for medical, optometry and dental treatment, veterinary services, and health insurance
- Free, confidential counselling services
Exceptional personal and professional development
- 25% off full-fee graduate courses and community access program subjects at the University, and discounts for family members
- Valuable training opportunities for female academics through the Academic Women In Leadership Program
- Tailored training and professional development for both senior executives and managers to support career progression
- A suite of practical training tools and materials available to all employees
Other resources and services
- Beautiful and historic campus locations on the fringe of Melbourne CBD
- Easy access to public transport including trams and Melbourne Central train station
- Discounted parking across three locations at Parkville
- Discounts to MTC
- Access to 11 libraries, ten museums and galleries, 37 cultural collections, University House club and other university clubs and networks
Melbourne has been consistently ranked as one of the top places to live in the world. It is the second largest city in Australia and has been coined the cultural capital. We celebrate a diversity of people, art and music.
What has put this city on the map is it’s stability, healthcare, culture, infrastructure and of course education. It is a renown financial and commercial center, its population of about 5 million can also enjoy beautiful architecture and parks, delicious food and breathtaking views of the ocean.
Melbourne checks boxes whether you are a city slicker, seeking an adventure outdoors or looking for a safe suburb to raise a family. The University of Melbourne located in Parkville is situated at the edge of the city, giving you access to all that it has to offer.
Melbourne is well serviced with trains, buses, trams, taxis and ridesharing services. Melbourne's public transport operates with a myki ticket system which is a reusable travel card for trams, trains and buses across Melbourne and regional Victoria. You can visit the Public Transport Victoria website for information on getting around and ticket pricing.
It's also a very easy city to get around by foot or bike, particularly in and around the University's Parkville Campus. If you will be staying in Melbourne longer term and are interested in getting a car, the Vic Roads website provides information about driving in Melbourne and Victoria including licensing and registrations requirements.
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Things to do
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We provide the opportunities, benefits and a working culture that enable you to further your career. If you’re seeking colleagues who inspire you to think creatively, this is your chance to join a dynamic and innovative team to contribute to a better future.
How we hire
We have established processes that create a positive experience for prospective employees. We aim to provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions about career opportunities with us. We also provide with you the opportunity to showcase your expertise and experience.
What do we look for?
To achieve our ambitions for 2025, we are seeking people with a winning mindset, sound judgement, people who can bring new perspectives, life experiences, who are hardworking and have an appetite to drive personal performance.
What are our processes?
Once you have found a role that interests you, take some time to prepare. This is the first opportunity for you to reflect and think how your experiences will enable your success in a role at the University. Try to keep your application concise and targeted to the role and department you are applying for. We prefer a cover letter outlining your reasons for applying and an up-to-date resume.
What should I expect when I apply?
Once you have found a role that interests you, take some time to prepare. This is the first opportunity for you to reflect and think how your experiences will enable your success in a role at the University.
Try to keep your application concise and targeted to the role and department you are applying for. We prefer a cover letter outlining your reasons for applying and an up-to-date resume.
Do I need to address the key selection criteria?
Only if you have been requested to do so in the advertisement.
We no longer required selection criteria for Professional roles; and many of the academic roles are now removing this requirement also.
However if your role is one that has requested them you may read more about addressing key selection criteria at this link: https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria
How long does the process take?
Once you have applied, the application will be reviewed against our key criteria and values. While this process may take time, we aim to contact candidates within a week of the advertising closing date. We will update you on your progress throughout the various stages of the recruitment process via email or phone.
Do you support those with disabilities?
We strive to ensure an inclusive community. This includes supporting candidates who identify as living with a disability through the recruitment process. We can also aim to provide necessary adjustments to support your success.
What is the selection process?
The selection process here will differ based upon the role you have applied for. We may conduct a series of interview questions, request you present or ask you to complete an assessment, additionally the list of stages below gives a good indication of the steps that may be included as part of your selection process.
- Conversation with a Talent Acquisition team member
- Automated video interview questions
- Behavioural interview with the Manager and Human Resources
- Workplace behaviour ability and psychometric assessments
- Sociability – come along and meet the people you will be working with every day and see where you will be working
We will keep you up-to-date throughout the process, and let you know what to expect at each step.
What does a typical Academic interview process look like?
Our preference is always to meet you in person, thus the final stage of our process will usually be a campus visit where we will fly you to Melbourne to visit our beautiful and historic campus.
Please note we do on occasion make changes to our preferred approach (eg: in response to the global pandemic and travel restrictions) and have the capability and flexibility to move as much of the selection process as necessary to the virtual on-line environment.
A typical Academic selection process will include some or all the following:
- Pre-interview via zoom (aprox 30mins to commence your engagement with our academics)
- Seminar / presentation (in person coupled with campus visit; or where necessary via Zoom)
- Formal panel interview (in person coupled with campus visit; or where necessary via Zoom)
- 1:1 Meetings (in person with on campus visit; where necessary via Zoom)
Will you be conducting background checks?
Yes. This may include a police check, a reference check and a working with children check. These processes will help us to determine your suitability to work for the University.
How long until I hear back about your decision?
This process may take some time, as we like to ensure we are hiring the most appropriate and qualified person for the role. Thank you for your patience.