The College of Engineering and Science offers undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and research courses in engineering, built environment, information technology and science.

All our courses are designed to ensure that you graduate with the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in a high-demand industry, and enjoy studying in a field you're passionate about.

Our curriculum is shaped by our strong connections to VU research institutes and industry leaders. Professional panels regularly contribute to the structure and content of each program, ensuring they reflect current practice and industry developments. 

Our courses are highly regarded within Victoria and Australia, with our rankings including:

  • second in Victoria and eighth in Australia in computer science.
  • third in Victoria and eleventh in Australia for engineering and technology.

Data taken from the 2020 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Industry engagement

Our partnerships represent genuine collaborations with industry organisations, fostering a two-way exchange of knowledge and opportunity. When students from the College of Engineering and Science work with our industry partners, the outcomes are valuable for both parties.

Industry organisations contribute to our programs in a number of ways, including:

  • giving input on curriculum development
  • presenting guest lectures
  • offering placement, work-integrated learning and project opportunities to our students
  • sponsoring prizes, scholarships and awards.

As a result, studying here means exploring the latest industry trends, getting hands-on work experience, growing your professional networks and graduating with a broad range of career options.

Our facilities

Our students gain ‘hands-on’ experience in our state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities.

We have specialised labs in areas including:

  • fire testing
  • geomechanics
  • hydraulics
  • thermodynamics
  • analytical chemistry
  • biotechnology
  • microelectronics
  • information technology
  • power engineering
  • mechanics.

Courses we offer

The College of Engineering & Science offers courses in the areas of engineering, information technology, built environment, science and project management at Bachelor and Master levels. We also offer research degrees at Master and PhD levels through our research institutes.

Our engineering and information technology courses are accredited by:

  • Engineers Australia Accreditation Board
  • Australian Computer Society.

Women in Science & Engineering (WISE)

We are committed to supporting women studying in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines at VU.

Our Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) program gives female students access to a range of events and opportunities, including:

  • seminars and workshops featuring female STEM professionals
  • profile-boosting activities for female students, academics and industry professionals
  • mentoring programs
  • industry collaboration opportunities
  • professional development activities.

We also run workshops and events in schools to encourage girls to consider careers in STEM.

Victoria University Motorsport (VUM)

Led by undergraduate mechanical engineering students, the VUM team works together each year to design, analyse and build an open wheeled race car. The finished vehicle competes in the annual Formula-SAE motorsport competition.

VUM is open to all undergraduate VU students and provides a creative, practical and fun learning experience. Participating in VUM gives you the chance to meet other students and build hands-on skills in areas such as component design and vehicle building as well as project management, budgeting and securing sponsorship.

Bogong scholarship

The Bogong scholarship is an award made available by the generosity of an anonymous benefactor who wishes to assist students from regional Victoria to pursue engineering studies at VU.

The Bogong scholarship is offered annually to one second year engineering student who completed his/her VCE studies in a rural high school. Priority is given to students from the Alpine region. The scholarship is merit-based and is offered to a student with outstanding academic achievement in his/her first year of engineering. The scholarship is offered for three years to completion, subject to satisfactory academic progress.

Calls for applications are made at the beginning of each academic year.

Our people

Find contact details for our dedicated College staff below.

NAME CONTACT DETAILS
Professor Farzad Khosrowshahi
Dean, College of Engineering & Science
+61 3 9919 5862
[email protected]
Dr Alasdair McAndrew
Director of Learning & Teaching
+61 3 9919 4344
[email protected]
Professor Sam Fragomeni
Head of Discipline, Engineering
+61 3 9919 5212
[email protected]
Associate Professor Zora Vrcelj
Head of Discipline, Built Environment
+61 3 9919 4459
[email protected]
Professor Yuan Miao
Head of Discipline, Information Technology
+61 3 9919 4605
[email protected]
Dr Joshua Johnson
Head of Discipline, Science and Director of Learning & Teaching
+61 3 9919 8279
[email protected]
Professor Akhtar Kalam
External Engagement
+61 3 9919 5504
[email protected]
Mr Tom Loncaric
College Manager
+61 3 9919 2947
[email protected]

 

Professor Sam Fragomeni, Head of Discipline, Engineering
Phone: +61 3 9919 5212 | Email: [email protected]

Civil engineering

NAME CONTACT DETAILS
Dr Qing Liang
Associate Professor
+61 3 9919 4134
[email protected]
Dr Wasantha Liyanage
Lecturer
+61 3 9919 5887
[email protected]
Dr Shobha Muthukumaran
Associate Professor
+61 3 9919 4859
[email protected]
Dr Nitin Muttil
Senior Lecturer
+61 3 9919 4251
[email protected]
Dr Dimuth Navaratna
Senior Lecturer
+61 3 9919 5554
[email protected]
Dr Anne Ng
Senior Lecturer
+61 3 9919 5507
[email protected]
Dr Ashok Sharma
Associate Professor Water Resources
+61 3 9919 4519
[email protected]
Dr Rudi van Staden
Senior Lecturer, Course Chair, Bachelor of Engineering, (Hons) (Civil Engineering)
+61 3 9919 4795
[email protected]
Dr Vincent Wang
Senior Lecturer, Civil Engineering
+61 3 9919 9453
[email protected]
Dr Ehsan Yaghoubi
Lecturer, Civil Engineering
+61 3 9919 4804
[email protected]

Electrical & electronic engineering

NAME CONTACT DETAILS
Dr Horace King
Senior Lecturer, Course Chair, Master of Engineering
+61 3 9919 4696
[email protected]
Associate Professor Daniel Lai
Associate Professor, Course Chair, Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) (Electrical and Electronic)
+61 3 9919 4425
[email protected]
Mr Valli Navaratnam
Lecturer
+61 3 9919 4991
[email protected]

Dr Cagil Ozansoy
Senior Lecturer

+61 3 9919 5046
[email protected]
Associate Professor Juan Shi
Senior Lecturer, Women in Engineering Coordinator & researcher at Institute for Sustainable Industries & Liveable Cities (ISILC).
+61 3 9919 4034
[email protected]

Mechanical engineering

NAME CONTACT DETAILS
Professor Vincent Rouillard
Professor, Course Chair, Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) (Mechanical Engineering)
+61 3 9919 4602
[email protected]
Dr Catherine Sullivan
Academic Teaching Scholar
+61 3 9919 5673
[email protected]
Dr Matthew Lamb
Senior Lecturer
+61 3 9919 5591
[email protected]
Dr Jun-de Li
Professor
+61 3 9919 4105
[email protected]

 

Associate Professor Zora Vrcelj, Head of Discipline, Built Environment
Phone: + 61 3 99194459 | Email: [email protected]

NAME CONTACT DETAILS

Mr Yanni Bouras
Lecturer, Built Environment

+61 3 9919 5734
[email protected]
Keivan Bamdad Masouleh  
Ms Melissa Chan
Lecturer, Built Environment
+61 3 9919 4484
[email protected]
Dr Hing-Wah Chau
ATS in Built Environment
[email protected]
Dr Amir Ghapanchi
Senior Lecturer
+61 3 9919 4668
[email protected]
Dr Elmira Jamei
Lecturer, Course Chair, Bachelor of Building Design
+61 3 9919 5847
[email protected]

Associate Professor Paul Joseph
Course Chair Graduate Certificate in Performance-based Building and Fire Codes
Course Chair Master of Engineering (Building Fire Safety and Risk Engineering)

+61 3 9919 8134
[email protected]

Dr Tim Law
Lecturer in Building Surveying

+61 3 9919 6373
[email protected]
Dr Malindu Sandanayake
Lecturer, Course Chair, Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)
+61 3 9919 5746
[email protected]
Mr Vinayaga Sarma
Course Chair, Graduate Certificate/Graduate Diploma/Master of Engineering (Project Management)
+61 3 9919 4714
[email protected]
Dr Wei Yang  

 

Professor Yuan Miao, Head of Discipline, Information technology
Phone: +61 3 9919 4605 | Email: [email protected]

NAME CONTACT DETAILS
Dr Khandakar Ahmed
Course Chair, Master of Applied Information Technology
+61 3 9919 6312
[email protected]
Dr Ayman Ibaida
Teaching focused academic, Information Technology
+61 3 9919 5136
[email protected]
Dr Hongen Lu
Teaching focused academic, Information Technology
[email protected]
Dr Gitesh Raikundalia
Senior Lecturer
+61 3 9919 4691
[email protected]
Dr Hao Shi
Associate Professor and Course Chair, Bachelor of Information Technology
+61 3 9919 4060
[email protected]
Dr Jakub Szajman
Adjunct Fellow
 
Dr Assefa Teshome
Lecturer, Information Technology
+61 3 9919 4763
[email protected]
Dr Alex, Wenjie Ye
Lecturer, Information Technology
+61 3 9919 6147
[email protected]

 

Dr Joshua Johnson, Head of Discipline, Science
Phone: +61 3 9919 8279 | Email: [email protected]

NAME CONTACT DETAILS
Dr Christine Connelly
Lecturer
+61 3 9919 5836
[email protected]
Professor Silvestru Sever Dragomir
Professor
+61 3 9919 4437
[email protected]
Dr Alasdair McAndrew
Senior Lecturer and Director Learning and Teaching (Operations)

+61 3 9919 4344
[email protected]

Dr Lawrence Ngeh
Senior Lecturer
+61 3 9919 8102
[email protected]
Professor John Orbell
Professor, Course Chair, Science Honours
+61 3 9919 8066
[email protected]
Dr Roan Plotz
Lecturer
+61 3 9919 5709
[email protected]

 

Professional staff

NAME CONTACT DETAILS
Tom Loncaric
College Manager
+61 3 9919 2947
[email protected]
Teresa Joyce
Executive Assistant to the Dean

+ 61 3 9919 8598
[email protected]

Luba Schnitzer
Senior Administrative Officer

+ 61 3 9919 5058
[email protected]

Effie Moustakas
Course and Unit Advisor

[email protected]

Joanne Dalli
Course and Unit Advisor
 
Maria Penagandara
Course and Unit Advisor

[email protected]

Joyce Nastasi
Administrative Officer
+61 3 9919 1027
[email protected]

Financial services

NAME CONTACT DETAILS
Operational Accounting Team [email protected]

Industry & Community Engagement

NAME CONTACT DETAILS
Lovelesh Ramsahye
Coordinator, Industry and Community Engagement
+61 3 9919 2175
[email protected]

 

Contact us

Phone: +61 3 9919 6100 or 1300 VICUNI (1300 842 864)

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