Defence and Systems Institute

  • World Top 100 for Engineering and Technology*

    World Top 100 for Engineering and Technology*

    *2013-14 Times Higher Education World University Rankings

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  • Lethal Autonomous Robotics

    Lethal Autonomous Robots – legal or illegal?

    Professor Anthony Finn discusses the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council's consideration of instituting a moratorium on Lethal Autonomous Robots in the latest Innovator article.

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  • Advance Your Career

    Advance Your Career

    We offer post graduate courses to further your career in systems, engineering and defence industries.

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    Complete your PhD in Research at our world leading facilities.

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     Providing leading edge Research

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Top 100DASI is Australia’s leading provider of research and postgraduate education in systems engineering and the design, integration, and modelling of complex defence, engineering, and autonomous systems.

DASI is an integral part of UniSA's world-class School of Engineering. It combines academic rigour with high quality applied research and uses a combination of academic, industry and defence experience to take a holistic approach to solving problems for the entire system development and deployment cycle.

Our innovative research and high quality teaching and training is aimed at allowing the viability of complex new technologies, products, practices, infrastructure acquisitions and capabilities to be developed concurrently with the conception of new deployment and service approaches, and hence reducing project risk and total system cost.

We maintain significant government and industry relationships with the Department of Defence, the Defence Science & Technology Organisation (DSTO) and other key players in the Australian defence industry sector. We also maintain significant connections with a large number of SME’s in the non-defence sector. Our extensive collaborative relationships with universities and government research centres in the US, UK and Asia supports our leading edge research.

Our postgraduate degrees (also offered online) are industry-relevant. We also offer short courses which can be customised to the needs of clients and delivered on-site or remotely.

If you are interested in becoming involved with DASI as a future student, researcher or client, please contact us today. 

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