Research

Deakin's School of Engineering is a leader in a number of engineering-focused research areas. We're committed to generating fundamental knowledge creation. We give students access to the highest-quality research training, state-of-the-art facilities and industry connections that make a real difference.


Study a master's or PhD with us

Employers seek out Deakin engineering graduates for their forward-thinking, innovative approach and entrepreneurial qualities. 

With us, you can develop technical skills and a positive approach to problem solving. Plus, you'll gain the experience of working on a supervised research or industry project that'll give you the advanced project management skills you need to tackle complex, industry-focused problems.

Our postgraduate research supervisors are available across a range of disciplines, including:

  • civil engineering 
  • design technology 
  • electrical and electronics engineering 
  • engineering management
  • frontier materials and nanotechnology
  • mechanical engineering 
  • mechatronics engineering 
  • renewable energy engineering.

Find out how to become a research degree student at Deakin

Advanced design and engineering

This research team specialises in research areas of human interface, advanced manufacturing, materials, and micro and nano systems engineering.

Learn more about our advanced design and engineering research

Sustainable infrastructure

Focusing on structural engineering, corrosion and water management, this research team looks at all issues related to infrastructure engineering.

Learn more about our sustainable infrastructure research

Deakin Engineering Education Research (DEER)

DEER facilitates a multi-disciplinary research platform that lets researchers from across the University address current and future challenges in engineering education.

Learn more about DEER

Contact us

Associate Head of School, Research
Associate Professor Bernard Rolfe
+61 3 5227 2417
Email A/Prof. Rolfe

HDR Coordinator
Dr Riyadh Al-Ameri
+61 3 5227 2397
Email Dr Al-Ameri