Leading Innovation for a Changing World

Engineering has shaped our lives and continues to change the world around us in diverse and far-reaching ways. Clean water, reliable energy, fast communication and lifesaving medical equipment all rely on engineering solutions to make the world a more comfortable, safe, and exciting place to be. 

At UNSW Canberra at ADFA, our engineering and technology research advances our understanding of the world and our ability to solve the complex issues we face. Our capability delivers innovative and robust technological solutions. We explore areas especially important to Australia’s defence and security future. 

Our research is multidisciplinary. Our diverse team provides unique ideas and perspectives to drive creativity, innovation and industry transformation in Australia and beyond.

Engineering Research

Driven by a desire to build a healthier, more sustainable future, we create technological engineering solutions with local impact and global significance. This includes solutions to some of the world’s most complex defence and security problems.

From cybersecurity and artificial intelligence to renewable energy and resilient infrastructure, see how we’re developing innovative solutions to the biggest issues facing our planet.

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Learn With Us

Start your career journey at the undergraduate level with one of our world-class degrees. You’ll gain the theoretical understanding and practical experience needed to launch your career in a wide range of industries.  

Explore our study options and discover the degree that’s right for you.

Expand your knowledge and expertise with one of our postgraduate coursework degrees. 

We offer a range of flexible, online programs that can be completed in as little as one year.

We’re at the forefront of many new developments and offer superior programs and research opportunities.

Earn a highly respected and internationally recognised qualification and work with leading academics and researchers in your chosen field.

Our flexible short courses are the perfect way to upskill or revamp your knowledge. 

We know you’re juggling other commitments, so we offer flexible study options to help you take the next step in your career. 

Inspiring Future Engineers

Our YoWIE Program is committed to inspiring young women currently in years 8 to 11 to consider a future in engineering.

Find out more about how young women from around Australia are coming together to create the next generation of leaders in engineering.

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Our Research Facilities

We’re home to a number of state-of-the-art research facilities dedicated to finding solutions to the world's most complex problems.  We partner with Defence to educate our national security leaders, which includes through specialised research centres such as the Defence Research Institute.

From an indoor robotics test facility to the fastest gas gun in the Southern Hemisphere, explore the facilities that support our engineering research.

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An Integrated Defence Focus

UNSW Canberra proudly educates Australia’s future military leaders—but we also strengthen national defence and security through our relationships with the Australian Defence Force and defence industries.

Our Defence Research Institute (DRI) aims to sustain Defence’s competitive operational advantage in support of Australia’s sovereign interests.

Explore how our wide-ranging research generates disruptive capabilities and delivers multidisciplinary solutions to complex defence and security problems. 

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Meet Our World Class Researchers

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