The University of South Australia’s Division of Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment has a proud history of furthering education and research in the fields of science and technology to promote innovation in our local South Australian community, in Australia and internationally.
Our division’s home at the Mawson Lakes campus of the University is located in the state’s technology hub, sharing a precinct with key technology organisations in Technology Park Adelaide. Our proximity to innovative industry is not limited to our location – our programs and research are industry aligned and focused on real-world outcomes of great significance to our community.
The Mawson Lakes campus hosts a number of the Commonwealth’s Cooperative Research Centres, which tackle issues of great relevance to all Australians and citizens of our planet. These include responsible use of our natural resources and low carbon living, remediation of the damage we cause to the environment through industrial activity, improved outcomes in chronic (non-healing) wounds that affect half a million Australians, new medical therapies for incurable diseases involving cells, new technologies to improve sight and advanced manufacturing (automotive).
Encompassing teaching, research and consultancy in the areas of science, information technology, engineering, mathematics and the natural and built environments, our three schools, three research institutes and seven research centres work closely, and often in cross-disciplinary teams, to produce outstanding learning outcomes and research results.
As a testament to the quality of our research, our division’s disciplines were rated as world-class or above in the 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia assessment. The researchers who produced these outstanding ratings are also engaged directly in the teaching and learning of undergraduate and postgraduate students. Our students have many opportunities to work directly with industry, and by learning from researchers who are engaged in the latest technological and developmental innovations, their education is holistically focused on their readiness to contribute to their future career, their profession, industry and their whole community.