Engineering & Science

The College of Engineering & Science offers courses, conducts research, provides research training and participates in knowledge transfer related to sustainability and the built environment.

Our courses equip students with lifelong learning skills and an understanding of the economic, social and environmental issues relevant to their discipline.

We also conduct and apply our research in collaboration with industry and community, to improve the built environment and sustainability of the world’s resources without compromising the natural environment.

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The College of Engineering and Science encompasses seven disciplines:


  • architectural and building engineering
  • civil engineering
  • electrical and electronic engineering
  • mechanical engineering

Science and Information Technology

  • information technology
  • mathematics and physics
  • science.

Our courses and research programs are regularly reviewed by highly skilled and experienced academics. Industry panels also regularly contribute to the structure and content of each program, ensuring that current practice and industry developments are included.

Problem-based learning in courses

The College of Engineering and Science champions Problem-Based Learning (PBL) delivery in our courses. PBL is a team-based teaching and learning approach that uses real life problems to help students gain technical knowledge and problem-solving, teamwork and communication skills.

For more information on PBL please contact Associate Professor Thinh Nguyen, Director of Teaching & Learning (PBL & Accreditations).


Our research groups, Centres and Institutes undertake research in engineering and science, with a focus on world-class research and development outcomes, and incorporate the:


We actively encourage College members, research partners and industry collaborators to initiate, facilitate and participate in seminars and conferences. We support initiatives that:

  • share ideas and expertise
  • develop collaborations and partnerships both internal and external to VU
  • initiate robust discussion in relation to research, teaching and learning, government and industry
  • contribute to international, national and state debate on matters related to its expertise.

Sustainability and the built environment seminar series

We regularly invite external presenters from academia, industry and government to present to the College community and its external stakeholders on topics related to sustainability and the built environment.

Recent seminars include a presentation by Dr Peter Dann, Research Manager of the Phillip Island Nature Park, on the role of science in wildlife management.

College of Engineering & Science seminar series

The College seminar series is an opportunity for our staff and postgraduate students to present their research to the wider VU community. These seminars promote a collaborative approach and bring together a diverse range of perspectives, expertise and contributions utilising a lateral approach to research methodologies.


19th International Association of Packaging Research Institutes (IAPRI) world conference on packaging

We are delighted to invite the international community to Victoria University for the IAPRI 2014 Conference, to be held from 15 to 18 June 2014.

Organised by the Engineered Packaging and Distribution research group, the conference is supported by both the College of Engineering & Science and the Office for Research.

Contact us

College of Engineering & Science
Phone: +61 3 9919 6100 or 1300 VICUNI (1300 842 864)
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