Science and Engineering

About the school

We conduct research and offer courses in a range of areas crucial to the wellbeing of society and the environment.

Our research

Our research addresses real-world issues affecting the safety and security of all Australians, investigating and solving problems ranging from food security to climate change-related environmental concerns.

Research in our school is carried out within the disciplines of:

Through our research strength in plant biotechnology we're improving the disease resistance, stress tolerance and nutritional status of a range of crops.

Our researchers have made significant discoveries ranging from new marsupial species through to insights into the importance of volcanic eruptions to the ecology of the Great Barrier Reef.

A number of our expert researchers are also delivering capability into QUT's multidisciplinary Institute for Future Environments (IFE), which is tackling some of humanity's greatest challenges.

Our courses

We are a leader in delivering world-class teaching and research outcomes, offering advanced, relevant and modern courses designed for the real world, underpinned by our award-winning research.

Students learn from experienced lecturers and professors. Our teaching staff work within multidisciplinary research teams at the cutting edge of science and engineering, and collaborate closely with industry and business.

We prepare students for success in the workplace by sharing the latest in technical knowledge and the best in industry practice.


School of Earth, Environmental and Biological Sciences

  • Level 3, R Block, Room 302
    Gardens Point