Research Pillars

Delivering innovation, trusted technology and workforce skills development to Australia’s Defence, Aerospace and Transport Systems industries.

  • Global technology policy and regulation
  • Ethics
  • National and international law
  • Human development
  • Global business innovation
  • Alternative applications and knowledge sharing
  • Security and peace studies
  • Procurement
  • Health law and policy
  • Naval shipbuilding skills
  • Trade for manufacture, maintenance and logistics
  • Aviation management, aeronautics and aerospace systems
  • Pilot and UAV flight training
  • Design and airworthiness of aircraft and UAV’s
  • Defence health and nursing
  • System support engineering
  • Simulation for team and individual training
  • Digital manufacturing and Industry 4.0
  • Tailored short courses
  • Composites technologies
  • Lightweighting
  • Micro- and nano- materials
  • Alloys
  • Fabrics and textiles
  • Additive and subtractive manufacturing
  • Design, testing and manufacture
  • Sector-tailored masters programs
  • Defence Science and Engineering Masters and undergrad streams
  • Cross-disciplinary sector-focussed streams
  • Aviation, Engineering, Science, Management, Design
  • Micro-credentials intensive courses
  • Traffic management and control
  • Through-life support
  • Civil infrastructure
  • Logistics, optimisation and supply chain
  • Hypersonics, energy conversion and propulsion
  • Sustainability
  • Energy harvesting and storage
  • Data analytics, data fusion, machine learning
  • Network design and security
  • Quantum technologies
  • Cyber systems, cryptology and data security
  • Wireless communication
  • Geospatial data
  • Engineering systems and structures
  • Industrial and environmental design
  • Transport systems
  • Virtual design
  • Modelling and simulation
  • Life-cycle analysis
  • Product design
  • Human factors
  • Medical and biomedical countermeasures
  • Preventative medicine
  • Food technologies
  • Human protection and comfort
  • Physical and cognitive performance and functions
  • Protective clothing
  • Human-machine interface
  • Mechatronics
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Autonomous systems and unmanned vehicles
  • Navigation and collision avoidance
  • Optimisation and operations management
  • Antennas
  • Radar and sonar
  • Remote imaging
  • Photonics
  • Situation awareness
  • Surveillance and detection
  • Environmental and tactile sensing
  • Satellite technologies, tracking and positioning
  • Remote sensing and remote communications
  • Propulsion
  • Weather and geospatial sciences
  • Spacesuits and clothing
  • Space debris monitoring and modelling

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