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.
Biomedical Engineering drives research and education in medical technologies, health informatics and healthcare delivery.
Chemical Engineering has a diverse range of innovative research programs, which focus on four key engineering themes: materials development; separations technology; surface chemistry and rheology; and bioprocessing.
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
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.
Infrastructure Engineering drives research into civil; geotechnical; structural; transport; spatial information (geomatics); and environmental engineering, including hydrology and water resources.
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
Work alongside researchers, who are world leaders in engineering and IT, creating technological solutions to some of the key challenges of the 21st Century. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Philosophy (MPhil) students at the University of Melbourne are guided to demonstrate academic leadership, increasing independence, creativity and innovation in their research work.
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.
Current Engineering & IT Students
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