The Department of Materials Engineering is an international, research-active Department with modern facilities and is home to a range of undergraduate and research degrees.
Our interests span the whole materials field - with expertise in metals and alloys, biomaterials and tissue engineering, nanomaterials, polymers, ceramics, composites, corrosion, advanced materials characterisation and materials modeling.
Materials Engineering is placed at the cutting edge where understanding of, and control over material behavior is the key to advances in many fields such as
- Health care and biotechnology
- Information storage
- Improved transmission and energy storage
Ours is one of the few undergraduate courses in Australia covering a broad sweep of materials issues, - important given the multi-disciplinary nature of most research and jobs in this area.
Our undergraduates are highly sought after and find jobs in a wide range of industries, often early in their final year. They are able to broaden their future options with combined degrees with other disciplines in science, the humanities or law. Most recently a combined Biomedical Science and Materials Engineering degree has been introduced. We think many jobs in the future will be at this materials/bio interface.
Our Department is a participant in a large number of Research Centres, with linkages to industry and research groups throughout Australia and beyond.
Professor George Simon, Head of Department.