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Title: Queensland University of Technology

Queensland University of Technology
Kelvin Grove campus
Brisbane central business district
Gardens Point campus
  • In the top 10 universities in Australia
    (Melbourne Univ. and ERA ranking)
  • 40,000 students (Over 6,000 international
  • 30,000 Undergraduates
  • 10,000 Postgraduates
  • Higher degree research students in Science,
    Technology, Engineering and Maths disciplines
    approximately 1000.
  • Brisbane
  • Capital city of Queensland
  • 32C in summer and 18C in winter
  • Relaxed, outdoor lifestyle
  • Population Brisbane 1.8 million
  • Cultural Diversity
  • 26 born overseas
  • Over 15 speak another language

Put global ambition in perspective
  • QUT is the only university in Queensland to be
    awarded 5 Stars for Getting a job in the 2011
    Good Universities Guide.
  • QUT has a ranking of world standard or above in
    more than three quarters of its research assessed
    under the Australian Governments Excellence in
    Research for Australia assessment framework
  • QUT won more teaching awards than any other
    individual Australian university in the 2010
    round of the prestigious Australian Awards for
    University Teaching.
  • QUT is the first business school in Australia to
    secure the prestigious triple crown of
    international accreditation US-based AACSB
    International, European-based EQUIS and UK-based
    Association of MBAs (AMBA).


Built Environment Engineering
The Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
is one of the largest at QUT, representing over
6,000 undergraduate and postgraduate masters,
research and corporate education students across
17 design, engineering and urban development
Undergraduate programs
Built Environment Engineering
Undergraduate Study Choices Engineering ?
Aerospace avionics ? Medical ? Software
? Mechatronics ? Mechanical - automotive,
engineering management ? Electrical - computer
systems, control and manufacturing, power, signal
processing, telecommunications ? Civil - civil
construction, civil environmental,
structural, transport, civil infrastructure Urban
Development ? Construction management ?
Quantity surveying ? Property economics ?
Spatial science ? Urban and regional
planning   Design ? Architectural studies ?
Industrial design ? Interior design ?
Landscape architecture
Engineering Course Structure
Second Study Area
(8 Units)
(16 Units)
Common First Year (8 Foundation Units)
Major Engineering Extension (Discipline Specific)
Aerospace Avionics
Civil and Environmental
Medical Engineering
Software and Computer Systems
8 Unit Engineering Extension (Related to
Civil and Construction
4 Unit Engineering Extension
Minor Studies in Other Area
Study choices
Coursework Master Programs
  • Master of
  • Architecture
  • Project Management
  • Infrastructure Management
  • Design (Urban Design)
  • Urban Development
  • (Urban and Regional Planning)
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering (Systems)

CostsLiving Costs approximately A18 000 per
year Approximate Bachelor Tuition Fees A10
600 14 100 per semesterApproximate Masters
Tuition Fees A10 700 18 300 per
semesterPhD 11 000 - 13 700 per semester
Facilities and Labs
Flexible delivery laboratories Student
experimental laboratory Student engagement
zone Civil materials testing laboratory Concrete,
soils and civil materials Preparation
laboratory Faculty workshops Motorsport
laboratory High speed engine laboratory
Spatial sciences laboratory Materials testing
laboratory Experimental materials
laboratory Materials preparation
laboratory Instrument laboratory Rapid
prototyping laboratory Medical engineering
laboratory Tissue culture laboratory Robot
laboratory Research laboratories
  • We have research strengths at present in
    underpinning technologies and processes in
  • medical engineering techniques
  • speaker and video identification technology
  • condition monitoring
  • aerial robots and their control systems
  • simulation and modelling techniques
  • power distribution systems
  • renewable energy
  • project management
  • building information modelling
  • human centred design

Built Environment and Engineering
  • The Project Management Academy
  • Co-operative Research Centres (CRC) for Railway
  • CRC for Integrated Engineering Asset Management
  • Sustainable Built Environment National Research
  • QLD Sustainable Energy Industry Development Group
  • Australian Research Centre for Aerospace
  • Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
  • Information Security Institute (ISI)
  • Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
  • Institute for Sustainable Resources (ISR)
  • Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety
    Queensland (CARRS-Q)
  • http//www.bee.qut.edu.au/research/themes/collab/
  • Research Strengths
  • Through the application of research across
    engineering, design and urban development
    disciplines, we focus on five key areas of
    particular global excellence in our work
  • Aviation and airports
  • Complex urban systems design
  • Energy
  • Orthopaedics and trauma
  • Transport

New research centres
  • The Faculty is currently in the process of
    establishing the
  • following research centres as part of its
    research strategy and to
  • consolidate our current strengths in these areas
    by strategic
  • positioning, creating and leading research
  • delivering high quality research output and
    research training
  • Centre for Airports and Aviation Innovation
  • Centre for Future Energy Systems
  • Centre for Smart Transport
  • Centre for Complex Urban System Design

Brisbane Airport Corporation Partnership
  • Decade long collaborative research partnership
  • gt30 projects with a total cash value of gt9M
  • Research projects to-date range from aviation
    security, process modelling and business
    continuity, stakeholder engagement, passenger
    facilitation, energy and water conservation, air
    and water quality and airport planning
  • Supports a Professorial Chair
  • Projects undertaken support gt30 PhD students
  • Establishment of national and international
    research networks

  • A national research centre based at QUT
  • Industry, government and research partners
    together over 15 years
  • Delivers applied research and industry outreach
    across 3 integrated themes
  • http//www.sbenrc.com.au/

ARCAAAustralian Research Centre for Aerospace
  • ARCAA is a collaboration of QUT (Airborne
    Avionics Research Group) and the CSIRO ICT Centre
    and is funded by the Queensland Smart State
    research facility fund.

The ARCAA Mobile Operation Centre (MOC) is a
mobile unit designed to facilitate sustained
field testing and operations at remote test sites.
IHBIInstitute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
  • IHBI based at QUTs Kelvin Grove Campus is a
    collaboration between QUT, Atlantic
    Philanthropies and the Queensland State
    Government to develop a 70 million dollar
    research institute and facilities devoted to
    improving the health of individuals through
    research innovation.

IHBI Research
Cells and Tissue restoring functionality to damaged human tissue and seeking to understand infectious diseases and hormone-dependent cancers
Human Health and Wellbeing exploring critical health issues and designing better community healthcare options
Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation analysing and modifying behaviour to avoid dangerous situations, and developing recovery strategies
Medical Device developing technologies to assist practitioners diagnose and treat illness and injury more effectively
Vision Improvement caring for the eyes by advancing the techniques used to correct and maintain clear sight
Enhancing health and well-being through research
excellence centred around Prevention, Mind and
Body Health, and Recovery
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MERFMedical Engineering Research
Facility(Prince Charles Hospital)
  • MERF is designed to meet Australias emerging
    needs in orthopaedic and artificial organs
    research by providing a comprehensive suite of
    research and training facilities at the one

Anatomical and Surgical Skills Laboratory
SERFSamford Ecological Research Facility
  • SERF is located in the southeast of the Samford
    Valley about 12km south of the Samford Village
    and approx. 25km north west of QUT Gardens Point
  • Bequeathed to QUT by Dr Elizabeth Nesta Marks for
    ecological purposes

Investing in STEM Teaching and Research
  • QUT's planned AUD230 million Science and
    Technology Precinct and
  • Community Hub at the Gardens Point campus will
    bring together teaching and research in Science,
    Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in
    a world-leading model.
  • The Precinct, with a theme of sustainable and
  • infrastructure, is due for completion in 2012 and
    will produce
  • multiple research and graduate outcomes in key
    areas of
  • national interest such as
  • Climate change
  • Infrastructure
  • Food, water and energy security
  • The precinct will also have shared facilities
    such as a 50m pool, 1000sq gymnasium, student
    bar, bike storage, cafes and function areas
  • Take a tour of the new precinct

  • Spatial sciences laboratory
  • Materials testing laboratory
  • Experimental materials laboratory
  • Materials preparation laboratory
  • Instrument laboratory
  • Rapid prototyping laboratory
  • Medical engineering laboratory
  • Tissue culture laboratory
  • Robot laboratory
  • Research laboratories

Early Works Project Gardens Point
Problem Based Learning Room
Early Works Project Gardens Point
O Block First Floor Flexible Delivery Lab
Early Works Project Gardens Point
O Block First Floor Flexible Delivery Lab
Early Works Project Gardens Point
O Block Second Floor Research and Flexible
Teaching Space
Project Management Academy
  • A collaboration between the Faculty of Built
    Environment and
  • Engineering and the Faculty of Business to
    deliver international
  • executive education programs and research
  • Client organisations
  • Royal Dutch SHELL oil and gas
  • Queensland Rail transport
  • Ausenco Ltd Mining Services
  • Queensland Health Healthcare

Core disciplines Science, Technology,
Engineering and Maths
  • Aerospace avionics
  • Medical engineering
  • Computer and Software engineering
  • Mechatronics / Robotics
  • Mechanical engineering - automotive, engineering
  • Electrical engineering - computer systems,
    control and manufacturing, power, signal
    processing, telecommunications
  • Civil engineering - civil construction
  • Civil environmental engineering, structural,
    transport, civil infrastructure
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Information systems
  • Computer science
  • Chemistry
  • Cell molecular biosciences
  • Biogeoscience
  • Construction management
  • Quantity surveying
  • Property economics
  • Spatial science
  • Urban and regional planning

Key Research Areas
Aviation and airports Complex urban systems
design Energy
Food Environment Information Security
Orthopaedics and Trauma Transport
Aviation and airports
Queensland has become a hub for aviation
technological and policy research and
development. QUT research in airports and
aviation aims to address a range of issues
confronting environmental, spatial,
infrastructural, political, and design challenges
on the ground. QUT conducts leading-edge and
innovative research in the field of robotics,
systems automation and the underlying smart
technologies. Our researchers are experts in the
areas of smart sensing, electronics, embedded
systems, real-time computational intelligence,
control systems, manufacturing automation,
decision support systems, communication systems,
navigation, and uninhabited airborne systems
Projects QUT leads two of the largest airport and
aviation research projects in Australia
Airports of the Future and The Airport
Metropolis. These two projects are investigating
best practice for the integration of smart
technologies and processes into airport
operations, and a study on master planning,
governance, economic development and
infrastructure management at airports.
Complex Urban Systems Design
Complex urban systems design (CUSD) research at
QUT aims to achieve zero carbon emission in
cities by focusing on altering current climate
change trends, with the assessment of ecological
and urban capabilities, and the use of real-time
technologies and sustainable systems such as
digital networks. development and
integration Focus is required not just on good
urban design and amenities for the occupants of
our cities, but on the development and
integration of buildings, transport systems,
energy and water supply systems which make these
very complex entities function.
  • Current research areas
  • Addressing significant urban issues through good
  • Digital design technologies
  • Modelling sustainable development
  • Urban modelling

QUT is the top-ranked Australian university for
power engineering by research income from the
Australian Research Council (ARC), and is a
leading institution in the field of energy
research including 3rd generation photovoltaic
devices, fuel cells, distribution systems and
efficiency. We host a leading Australian group
in research funding for building energy use and
energy efficiency, and have received more than
11 million in energy-specific research funding
in the past three years for individual and
collaborative research with international
institutions and industry partners to achieve
high penetration of renewable energies for
domestic and commercial use.
  • Current research areas
  • Integrated energy systems and modelling
  • Energy Delivery
  • Renewable energy technologies
  • Power converters
  • Energy efficiency
  • Queensland Solar Institute
  • Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities -
  • Hydrogen

Orthopaedics and Trauma
Biomedical studies are conducted at
state-of-the-art facilities including QUTs 10.7
million Medical Engineering Research Facility
(MERF) at the Prince Charles Hospital, the
Institute for Health and Biomedical Innovation
(IHBI) at the QUT Kelvin Grove campus, and
high-tech medical engineering laboratories at the
QUT Gardens Point campus. Musculoskeletal and
cardiovascular research at the one location The
MERF facility supports the full cycle of
research, validation, commercialisation and
training necessary to develop medical devices and
tissue engineering techniques. The facility meets
emerging needs in musculoskeletal and
cardiovascular research at the one
location. Current research areas
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Computational modelling
  • Medical devices
  • Trauma management
  • Bone biology and histology
  • Cartilage Regeneration
  • Regenerative medicine

QUT is partnered with industry, government and
academia in researching the latest applications
of intelligent transport systems (ITS), using
smart technologies and traffic modelling and
simulation to deliver optimum traffic management.
Other focus areas of research will include
vehicle emission modelling and traffic noise
mapping, monitoring of traffic safety and the
effects of weather on driver behaviour, as well
as the exploration of international traffic
management models used in the Europe and Japan.
  • Current research areas
  • Intelligent transport systems
  • Network management
  • Simulation and modelling
  • Visualisation
  • Environment and climate change adaptation
  • Transit operational performance and quality of
  • Transport infrastructure asset management

Food Biotechnology
  • Biofortification
  • Biofuels and Bioprocessing
  • Applied Microbiology
  • Biofortification of Bananas
  • Improving the nutritional value and disease
    resistance of bananas
  • Funding
  • Grand Challenges in Global Health Initiative,
    Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (5million)

Edible Oils for Improved Health Producing omega-3
fatty acids through fermentation of marine algae.
Identifying the best strains of algae. Optimising
their growing conditions in laboratory
fermentors. Scale up to industrial levels
(6.5million pilot plant)
Bioprocessing and Biofuels
Production of ethanol and diesel from
agricultural waste products - sugarcane. Using
patented gene activation technology. Highly
efficient conversion of cellulose into
fermentable sugars to produce bioethanol, leaving
the sucrose untouched and available for the
consumer sugar market.
Environmental Monitoring
Air Quality
International Laboratory for Air Quality and
  • World Health Organisation (WHO) accreditation
  • Particle physics concerned with indoor and
    outdoor emissions from laser printers, vehicles,
    infectious agents etc.

Dr Susan Fuller Taxonomic studies of mammals,
reptiles and frogs Geographic patterning of
species diversity
Professor Paul Roe Acoustic sensor network to
monitor bird populations sponsored by Microsoft
Environmental Monitoring
Water Quality
Climate Change
  • Groundwater systems hydrogeology, visualisation
    and modelling
  • Rainfall and climate modelling
  • Pollution monitoring especially organic
    contaminants, petrochemicals, agricultural
  • Microbial contamination monitoring and tracking
  • Water purification filtration technologies
    using nanomaterials
  • Desalinisation
  • Engineering

Monitoring greenhouse gases especially NO and
developing ways of reducing their emissions from
cotton farming.
Professor Peter Grace
Information Security Institute (ISI)
The largest research centre of its kind in
Australia. Builds information security solutions
for government, business and the community
through research in technology, legal, policy and
governance issues
  • Programs
  • Cryptology
  • E-Business and E-Government
  • Technology, Law and Policy
  • Speech, Audio, Image and Video Technologies
  • Trusted Systems and Network Security
  • Governance and Information Protection
  • Computer Intrusion, Forensics and Evidence
  • Risk and Crisis Management

One of aims of the centre is to develop
technology to combat cyber terrorism
Urban informatics is the study, design, and
practice of urban experiences across different
urban contexts that are created by new
opportunities of real-time, ubiquitous technology
and the augmentation that mediates the physical
and digital layers of people networks and urban
Integrated Open Data API for CitiesEnjoyable
Public TransportDomestic Energy MonitoringUrban
Planning and DesignCommunity EngagementFood
Human-Computer Interaction Associate Professor
Marcus Fothm.foth_at_qut.edu.au
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