Dean’s welcome

Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT) has come a long way since 1861, when 15 students enrolled in the first engineering classes at Parkville. We are now Australia’s leading provider of engineering and IT education and the highest-ranked Australian Institution in engineering and IT across three major international rankings (Times Higher Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong and Quacquarelli Symonds).

Our engineering and technology community is drawn from over 100 countries, consisting of 3000 students in coursework programs (nearly 700 at the Masters level) and more than 900 students in research training, all supported by over 400 PhD qualified researchers and teachers. Our network of nearly 25,000 alumni spans the globe. The strength of our research, teaching and practice is helping to define engineering for the 21st century.

Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology offers an internationally recognised curriculum with dual accreditation that is unique in Australia. The Master of Engineering suite of programs are the only engineering courses to be accredited by Engineers Australia, as well having received EUR-ACE® label European accreditation, allowing our graduates to register and work as professional chartered engineers in many countries around the world.

Our graduate model of engineering education provides 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.

The Faculty conducts cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and works with a range of partners from academia, government and industry to address some of society’s critical problems, such as water resource management, infrastructure protection, sustainable energy and targeted drug delivery for cancer treatment, to name a few. Other key projects include: the bionic eye; the sustainable city; artificial skin and the green internet.

We invite you to explore our Faculty to see how you can realise your career goals and share in the pursuit of engineering and technology excellence in the service of humanity.

Professor Thas (Ampalavanapillai) Nirmalathas
FEIT Interim Dean