The School of Engineering and Information Technology (SEIT) Head of School Advisory Committee is comprised of leaders from the Australian Defence Force (ADF), defence allied private industry, and the national research community. They lend their energy, expertise, and influence to pursue SEIT’s vision to be recognised globally as a leading school renowned for its high-calibre graduates, innovative teaching methods, and research creating global impact.  

The Advisory Committee acts as an invaluable source of advice, support, and information to the Head of School to carry out the School’s vision. Our members consider strategic issues and provide independent advice in line with ADF and industry needs, the SEIT Strategic Framework, and the UNSW 2025 Strategy. The council convenes as a collective body at least three times a year.  

The Committee works to:   

  • Provide advice and utilise networks to increase the visibility of The School of Engineering and Information Technology (SEIT) and UNSW Canberra in the ACT and interstate.  
  • Identify opportunities for penetrating non-Defence government sectors, especially the ACT Government and the Commonwealth Government, for research and education partnerships.  
  • Provide advice to support SEIT to maintain the highest level of quality in academic offerings, including identification of needs for new courses.  
  • Facilitate integration with Defence and defence industry workforce planning to enable SEIT to anticipate future needs and develop appropriate plans of action.  
  • Identify opportunities that will enable SEIT and UNSW Canberra more generally, to become the leading national provider of research and education in defence-related technology.  

Head of School Advisory Committee as at 5 June 2019 

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Our vibrant team are global leaders in engineering research and teaching. Use our search tool to meet our team and learn more about our professors, lecturers, research associates, and more. 

Professor Scott Tyo welcomes you to the School of Engineering and Information Technology at UNSW Canberra.  

“Our job is to inspire engineering minds and nurture a passion for life-long learning. Whether you are an undergraduate student navigating engineering for the first time or a more experienced scholar engaging in ground-breaking research, you’ll have the opportunity to develop and grow through the stages of your career, to push the boundaries, and to learn from and be mentored by those that came before you.” 

Our state-of-the-art facilities ensure our students gain the hands-on skills and expertise to advance their future engineering careers. From  

From the laser laboratory to the thermodynamics and vehicle lab, explore the strength, capability, and difference of our major research infrastructure and testing facilities built to take you further.


We work alongside several other research centres to create a collaborative multidisciplinary research community.  

Bringing together researchers across a diverse range of disciplines, we deliver cutting edge research, create thought leadership, and provide educational opportunities to address the biggest challenges facing our world today.