Faculty research

Research at the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment (SEBE) conducts and supports research across a diverse range of disciplines, helping to make a positive impact on people’s lives and to the communities we’re part of.

Our aim

Our aspiration is to excel, delight and inspire in research that commits to an environmentally sustainable, socially responsible and economically viable future.

Our aim is to improve planetary health and people’s lives at a local, national and international level, through meaningful knowledge advancements and impactful, real-world solutions in the areas of science, technology and design.

We achieve our aspirations by:

  • fostering research talents
  • nurturing and valuing research culture, collegiality, diversity, equity, integrity, innovation, imagination and creativity
  • providing effective and novel resources to support the implementation of cutting-edge technologies and innovative approaches.

Research within the schools

SEBE conducts research across a broad range of disciplines within 11 strategic research themes, across our four schools.

School of Architecture and Built Environment

  • Integral Design Framework

Learn more about research at the School of Architecture and Built Environment

School of Engineering

  • Digital Design and Engineering
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure and Environment
  • Systems and Control

Learn more about research at the School of Engineering

School of Information Technology

  • Understanding and Enabling a Smart Data Driven World
  • Creating Future Digital Technologies
  • Advancing Cybersecurity

Learn more about research at the School of Information Technology

School of Life and Environmental Sciences

  • Life on Land
  • Life in Water
  • Molecules of Life

Learn more about research at the School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Research centres and institutes

Industry partnerships

Our strong research reputation is underpinned by our exceptional national and international industry links and partnerships. Our researchers actively engage with businesses, government and community groups, and collaborate to discover meaningful solutions to current social, economic, technical and environmental challenges.

Find out more about our industry partnerships

Study a research degree with us

Employers seek our Deakin graduates for their forward-thinking approach and entrepreneurial qualities. With us, you’ll develop both theoretical and practical skills to problem solve and be ready to tackle real-world problems.

Thanks to our broad expertise and wide-ranging research portfolio, we’re an excellent partner for your research studies.

Find out how to become a research degree student at Deakin