The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is internationally renowned for our teaching expertise, our research, and our outstanding facilities.
Our undergraduate students undertake comprehensive studies in engineering design and in the physical and engineering sciences. The degree programs acknowledge the inter-disciplinary nature of modern engineering practice and aim to provide graduates with the ability to continue learning throughout their professional life. The programs also recognise the global nature of the world economy and encourage an international focus by providing opportunities for students to undertake part of their course at premier engineering schools abroad.
Postgraduate students undertake a compulsory Research Practices unit early in their candidature and then participate in the Research Seminar series, culminating in their own Seminar just prior to submission of their thesis. During their candidature they are offered the opportunity to attend national and international conferences or to undertake fieldwork overseas, undertake tutoring work in the undergraduate teaching programs of the Department and are encouraged to collaboratively publish their research work.
We are a large and diverse department, consisting of a substantial academic staff, two industry-focused research institutes, postdoctoral research staff, and a significant postgraduate student community. Supporting these teaching and research staff is a team of technical and administrative support staff.
Our researchers perform innovative work in exciting and globally relevant areas, including solid mechanics, thermofluids, robotics and control, advanced manufacturing, and micro/nano engineering.
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