Controlling 'power' in a man's world
One of the few Australian women in 1965 to graduate university with an engineering degree, Engineers Australia recognised Adjunct Professor Else Shepherd’s achievements as an educator, entrepreneur and leader of the country’s 1700km power transmission network for almost two decades.Read about Professor Shepard's achievements
Floating nurseries and robotic fleet deliver coral babies
Our experts are using large inflatable ‘coral nurseries’ to help grow coral babies and a robotic ‘LarvalBoat’ to help disperse them back onto damaged sections of reef.Read our media release
2020 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Fellows
Congratulations to Professor Gerard Ledwich and Professor Mahinda Vilathgamuwa for being selected as Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellows in 2020 for their outstanding contributions and developments in the field of power engineering.Read about their research and achievements
Robot Academy delivers one millionth lesson
QUT's Robot Academy has delivered over one million lessons. This is a huge milestone for the open, online robotics education website.Visit the QUT Robot Academy website
Creating the world’s first remote-controlled load-management system
Our researchers have partnered with a Brisbane-based technology company to turn traditional pieces of equipment, like a crane, into an intelligent robot.Read our media release
Australia’s first robotics manufacturing hub
The Palaszczuk Government is investing $7.71 million dollars to establish the nation’s first robotics manufacturing hub in partnership with QUT and global leading-edge company Urban Art Projects.Read our media release
We focus on high-quality, cross-disciplinary research in robotic vision, machine learning, video analytics, wireless power transfer, microgrids, renewable energy integration and superconductivity.
Our school is home to award-winning research facilities and research centres. These include the Da Vinci Precinct, a Brisbane Airport-based area where we engage in aerospace automation research and development, and our Microgrid Facility, a purpose-built environment for investigating practical and efficient grid integration of renewable energy solutions.
Australian Centre for Robotic Vision
Our researchers lead the internationally-recognised Australian Centre for Robotic Vision at QUT which is creating the next generation of robots.
These robots can understand their environment using the sense of vision, allowing them to perform tasks in complex and changing environments.
Speech, Audio, Image, Video and Technology
Our researchers conduct postgraduate training, industrial consultancy and product development in the areas of speech, audio, image and video technologies.
We focus on applying machine learning and pattern recognition techniques to solve real world problems in computer vision and speech and language processing.
"What attracted me to engineering was the chance to put critical thinking into practise, and work as an inventor to solve real world problems. While studying I was involved with the Girls in Engineering Making Statements club and the Big Sister / Little Sister mentoring program, which gives the higher year students a chance to help the first and second year students settle in."
Electrical and Aerospace Engineering
"QUT’s focus on real work connections prepared me to enter the aerospace industry. I worked on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as part of a Vacation Research Experience Scheme project and while undertaking work experience at the Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation. As a graduate I have joined Airbus; one of the largest, international aerospace companies."
"I chose to study mechatronics as it focused on the design, control and interactions of both mechanical and electrical systems. By adding robotics as a second study area I gained further insight and depth. I’m now an automation engineer on working on control systems from individual robots to whole manufacturing lines."
- Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
- Bachelor of Design/Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
- Bachelor of Design (Landscape Architecture)/Bachelor of Science
- Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Information Technology
- Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Mathematics
- Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Science
The core of our industry engagement is through our teaching and research excellence in diverse fields, including power systems, signal processing, machine learning, aerospace and robotics.
Our partnerships have led to the development of automated monitoring systems for airport security screenings and a new wireless heart pump that reduces the risk of infection for the patient.
- Advance Queensland
- Disney Research
- DST Group
- Emirates Group Security
- Energex Ltd
- Ergon Energy
- Microsoft Research
- Nova Systems
- Powerlink Queensland
- Trademark Vision
- Air Services Australia
- Australian Border Force
- Australian Federal Police
- Australian Institute of Sport
- Australian Research Council
- Brisbane Airport Corporation
- Queensland Academy of Sport
- Queensland Airports Limited
- University of Sassari
- University of Southampton
- Australian National University
- Carnegie Mellon University
- City College New York
- Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO)
- ETH Zürich
- Florida State University
- Georgia Institute of Technology
- Harvard University
- IDIAP - Dalle Molle Institute of Perceptual Artificial Intelligence
- Imperial College
- Michigan State University
- Monash University
- National Security Science and Technology Centre
- Oxford University
- Radboud University
- University of Adelaide
- University of Oxford
Our school brings together a diverse team of experts who deliver world-class education and achieve breakthroughs in research.
Explore our staff profiles to discover the amazing work our researchers are contributing to.