About Us

Join the leading edge in defence technologies

Defence Technologies at the University of Melbourne is committed to research that enhances the safety of all Australian personnel and enables our national defence systems to meet an increasingly complex security landscape.

Our leading researchers develop advanced technologies with industry and government to ensure Australia keeps pace with defence systems which it may be operating with or against.

We develop solutions to directly address the uncertainty inherent in defence systems: crossing and redefining the frontiers of human–machine interfaces, sensor technologies, advanced materials, medical countermeasures, enhanced human performance and autonomous systems.

Practical advancements in mechanical, electronic and information systems continuously improve operational performance and the safety of defence personnel.

Our teams have the insight and experience to analyse technological challenges, conceptualise solutions and rigorously evaluate outcomes through simulation and prototype testing in advanced testing facilities.

Crucially, we work with our partners to deliver defence and industry-ready solutions to the most demanding technical requirements.

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We are client-focussed and collaborative – we work side-by-side with your leaders, engineers and scientists to develop solutions to your challenges.

From complex multi-partner research to short consulting projects, talk to us about your needs for:

  • Emerging technologies
  • Developing technology strategies
  • Engineering customised solutions
  • Leveraging our state-of-the-art research facilities

Let us help you solve your technology challenges.

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