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Department of Environment and Science

Queensland Government

Science portfolio of the Department of Environment and Science

Department of Environment and Science


Engineering research in Queensland is crossing traditional disciplinary boundaries to address current and future global challenges that include water quality and management and climate change.

Queensland is strong in all fields of engineering including mining, materials, chemical and environmental, as well as bio and medical engineering. Key discoveries and applications range from novel nanotechnologies to innovations in robotics.

Leading engineering research

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Queensland has nine universities including three of Australia’s largest. Details of 200 plus research centres in Queensland are available by searching the Queensland science capability directory.

Watch our Queensland Science making a difference video to find out why top researchers and industry leaders are saying Queensland is one of the best places in the world for engineering research.

Engineering research centres

Queensland more than 90 Queensland research organisations are involved in the engineering science sector including:

Last updated
1 July 2017