About the Faculty
The Faculty of Engineering aims to shape the world we live in by engineering sustainable, innovative and liveable environments. Our programs focus on teaching, research and building a better quality of life through advancements in robotics, manufacturing, Al, architecture, and construction.
The Faculty adapts and innovates infrastructure to meet real world challenges such as overpopulation, natural disasters and climate change. We pursue high-level engagement with a range of sectors to deliver benefits across health, transport, aerospace, manufacturing, mining and agriculture.
Through long-standing collaborations with partners such as BMW, Boeing, Stryker, Shell and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, the Faculty remains at the forefront by facilitating learning that is delivered on campus, online and in the real world. Strong industry connections enable us to address complex challenges through research and innovation, as well as offer our students relevant and practical learning experiences.
Our Schools are established around disciplines that promote collaboration in teaching and research. These include the:
• School of Architecture and Built Environment
• School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
• School of Electrical Engineering and Robotics
• School of Mechanical, Medical and Process Engineering.
The Faculty is also home to outstanding researchers of international renown that collaborate with partners to improve systems in robotics, medical, mechanical, mining, food and beverages, oil and gas, energy, water and sugar. Our Research Centres include:
• Centre for Biomedical Technologies
• QUT Centre for Robotics
• Centre for Transformative Biomimetics in Bioengineering
• Australia-China Centre for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
The Faculty is led by the Executive Dean and the Executive Management Team comprising the deputy dean, heads of schools, and other senior faculty staff.
About the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering
The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering brings together engineers who deliver teaching and research excellence in the sustainable design, planning, construction and operation of infrastructure and resource management to solve societal challenges and support more liveable communities.
We design and improve infrastructure to address real-world challenges such as overpopulation, natural disasters and climate change, and shape the world we live in by engineering liveable and sustainable environments with safe, efficient and reliable infrastructure.
Our teams are actively engaged in research and teaching in the areas of infrastructure, environmental engineering, and civil construction with key strengths including:
• urban water management
• climate change adaptation
• disaster management
• infrastructure resilience
• structural heath monitoring
• fire safety engineering
• transport systems
• resilient pavements
Our research is supported by deep industry connections that enable translation of our cutting-edge research into real-world outcomes. We have a highly capable higher degree research student body, with over 80 students engaged in MPhil and PhD programs.
The School’s research is well aligned with the University’s real-world positioning, through better partnerships across internal and external boundaries. Our researchers study the natural, built and virtual environments to find ways to make them more sustainable, secure and resilient. Our School also has ties with major QUT research centres, including the Centre for Data Science, Centre for Materials Science and Centre for Agriculture and Bioeconomy.