Quite simply, we want to change the world.
Why Science and Engineering at QUT?
Our Science and Engineering Faculty is changing the world through education and research. We're educating students and the wider community in science, technology, engineering and maths, and our research is creating new knowledge with impact around the globe. As one of the largest university faculties in Australia, we focus our research and teaching on 23 disciplines within 6 schools.
Chemistry, physics and mechanical engineering
Our School tackles significant problems at the frontiers of science and engineering, and delivers innovations that support Australia’s people, economy and the environment.
Our teaching staff work within multidisciplinary research teams at the cutting edge in their fields, and train the next generation of professionals through our outstanding engineering courses, chemistry courses and physics courses.
We conduct research in world-class facilities and infrastructure, including the Medical Engineering Research Facility (MERF), Central Analytical Research Facility (CARF), the Mackay Renewable Biocommodities Pilot Plant (MRBPP) and the high-tech laboratories at the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI).
Civil engineering and built environment
We focus on innovative responses to existing and emerging community, commercial and industrial challenges. We do this through strong research, nationally-recognised courses, industry-responsive postgraduate and executive education, and seamless industry engagement.
Our unique combination of engineering courses and urban development courses provide a learning environment that mirrors the emerging multidisciplinary trends and developments of industry, and is also responsive to changes in the needs of students and graduates. The result is high quality, innovative, streamlined, relevant, flexible and exciting courses.
Earth, environmental and biological sciences
Our school brings together expert researchers who share a common goal of tackling global challenges that determine our quality of life and the life of our planet into the future. We currently offer majors in biology, earth science, and environmental science, with minors in areas including: genetics and biotechnology, wildlife ecology and spatial science.
Our researchers currently play a leadership role in the International Ocean Discovery Program, Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Industrial Transformation Research Centre for Fruit Fly Biosecurity Innovation, and the Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre. We're also working in world-class facilities including the Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities and the Central Analytics Research Facility on issues like crop protection and improvement, and working in the field to better understand current issues like the ecology of the Great Barrier Reef and global water resources, as well as discovering new species.
Electrical engineering and computer science
Our work is at the frontier of many disruptive opportunities, from robotics and automation, vision and artificial intelligence, to renewable energy, cyber security and big data. We examine the crucial issue of how humans interact with these technologies.
Our vision is to change the world by connecting processes, information, services and people, and to set the template for the future of this field through excellent teaching, research and services for industry.
Our high-quality information systems curriculum is constantly evolving, as we incorporate the latest knowledge and world-class practice into our information technology courses.
Our school is an innovative and thriving centre of excellence. We are ranked by independent measures as one of the top applied mathematics and statistics schools in the country. We focus on solving problems of global significance and have a reputation for delivering practical education of the highest quality.
Our mathematical sciences courses prepare students for success in the workplace. Our students learn from experienced lecturers and industry partners to gain not only a deep understanding of theoretical and technical mathematics but also how to apply their knowledge to real world problems.