About the faculty


Our new Science and Engineering Faculty is a realisation of our goal to be a leader in the development of courses and research in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. These fields are the engines of growth that underpin modern society and have a wide-reaching impact on our everyday lives. As Australia moves towards a knowledge-based economy, investing in research and education in these fields prepares both our students to have numerous graduate opportunities and our economy to consistently innovate in the face of global competition.

The repositioning of courses underpinned by the new $230 million Science and Engineering Centre will allow students to experience and discover how science and engineering expertise can come together to solve global challenges in ways conventional learning in the past has not made possible. With more than 9,000 students studying over 100 courses and more than 800 researchers working towards new discoveries, our graduates will enter the workforce with strengthened career opportunities.

Where we are heading

Our vision is to advance the frontiers of science and engineering to shape our future environments.

We will achieve this by committing to our goals of:

  • innovative world class teaching leading to outstanding graduates,
  • cutting edge high impact research recognised as world class,
  • building productive, sustainable, global partnerships to confront the grand challenges of humanity, and
  • transforming ourselves and our work environment into a thriving community empowered to achieve academic excellence, enriched by all of our people.

This vision will be realised through the benefits of our interdisciplinary faculty, with its unique combination of schools.

Our schools

The Faculty comprises six schools:

Our research

We value our long standing relationships with leading industry partners. We are recognised as a research and development arm for these partners, who provide a living laboratory for real world research outcomes.

Our Airports of the Future project, led by QUT, received one of the largest ARC linkage grants ever awarded ($2.4 million).

2010 Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) rankings placed us as the only Australian university to be ranked 5/5 in information systems research, and 4/5 in nine other research areas.

Our industry partnerships

Our strong industry connections are also the foundation of the real world opportunities that students experience, which are developed in close consultation with industry partners including:

  • Brisbane Airport Corporation
  • Boeing
  • Shell
  • SAP.

On the back of this experience, civil engineering graduate and Deans' Scholar James Tilbury is the 2011 Queensland Rhodes Scholar, and is now at Oxford University after a 10-month programme with CARE International in Cambodia.

Our facilities

Our students, industry and staff have access to world-class facilities at our CBD campus and across distributed research precincts. Our new $230 million Science and Engineering Centre will further integrate teaching and research in the science and engineering disciplines in a world-leading model and dynamic community hub at our Gardens Point campus.

Global demand exists for graduates with skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Our unique combination of courses, taught by leading academics in high-class facilities and enhanced by real-world experiences with leading industry give students a significant competitive advantage in the global workforce.


General enquiries and student services

  • Level 3, O Podium
    Gardens Point
    2 George St
    Brisbane QLD
  • Postal address:
    QUT Science and Engineering Faculty
    GPO Box 2434
    Brisbane QLD 4001