School of Engineering and Technology

Welcome to the School of Engineering and Technology. We are a vibrant and rapidly growing school with over 200 staff and over 6,500 students. Our locations across Australia provide us with unrivalled access; we have one of the largest and fastest-growing footprints of any university in the country. Our focus is on engaged and innovative education to benefit students, industry, and communities. By providing positive graduate outcomes and offerings designed in collaboration with industry and business, we ensure students receive up-to-date, real-world skills. Our expertise lies in the provision of high-quality face to face and online study, allowing us to provide you with learning opportunities regardless of where you are in Australia or the world and the opportunity to tailor your studies to suit your lifestyle and career goals.

Research is a major focus within our School. Our researchers work with all Institutes and Centres, in particular the Centre for Machine Learning – Networking and Education Technology, Centre for Railway Engineering and Centre for Hydrogen and Renewable Energy. We undertake industry-focused research and consultancy work in several areas of significance for regional Queensland and the wider Australian community, including railway engineering, computational intelligence, simulation, automation, power and energy and materials.

Professor Steve Hall
Dean, School of Engineering and Technology

Professor Steve Hall

Research in the School of Engineering and Technology

The school has established research in the areas of railway engineering, clean and sustainable energy, electrical engineering and smart grid, civil engineering and built environment, mechatronics and industrial automation, intelligent systems, and engineering/technology education. 

The school staff work closely with three research centres where most of them are members of: 

  • Centre for Machine Learning - Networking and Education Technology
  • Centre for Railway Engineering
  • Centre for Hydrogen and Renewable Energy

The School of Engineering and Technology has a number of active research areas covering an array of interests in building forensics and civil engineering; clean energy; engineering and technology education; intelligent systems; mechatronics, automation and mobile technology; and railway engineering, technology and innovation. 

Research by the School of Engineering and Technology predominantly involves strong links with peak professional bodies, government and industrial partners, both locally and further afield.

Research and Research Higher Degree student supervision is concentrated in the following areas:

  • Building forensics and civil engineering
  • Clean energy
  • Engineering and technology education
  • Intelligent systems
  • Mechatronics, automation and mobile technology
  • Railway engineering, technology and innovation

Visit the Centre for Railway Engineering (CRE) site on our research pages.

Building a world-class capability to support our industry partners in their transition to hydrogen and renewable energies, the Centre for Hydrogen and Renewable Energies (CHRE) delivers commercially relevant research and development outcomes, and workforce expertise.