Engineering & Technology
From robotics to medical technology. From skyscrapers to startups. Stories from our pioneering Engineering and IT researchers.
How Australia’s prefab industry can help the housing crisis
Prefabrication is a practical solution to meet Victoria’s urgent housing needs, providing speedy, cost-efficient dwellings, say University of Melbourne experts
Kids with disability are gamers too
Working with an eight-year-old boy with cerebral palsy, University of Melbourne researchers have co-designed a bespoke video game controller.
Why everybody living with dementia needs regular eye tests
Researchers at the University of Melbourne have developed a guide to support people living with dementia to see as well as possible, for as long as possible.
The new model powering faster flood predictions
A new simplified hydrodynamic model by University of Melbourne researchers predicts flooding quickly – reducing flood forecasting time from days to seconds.
The splendour of cybersecurity
Young people may be cyber savvy but need help with cybersecurity. A free University of Melbourne 'Tune Up' gave hundreds at Splendour in the Grass a tech boost.
Taking Indigenous Australia to NASA
The University of Melbourne's Tully Mahr is one of five Indigenous Australian students heading to the US for an internship with NASA
Using engineering to (em)power others
At the University of Melbourne, a passion for making a meaningful impact saw Stella Ulm embarking on a journey from economics to mechanical engineering
Actress, ballerina... engineer?
Engineering needs more diversity, but a University of Melbourne expert says there are almost no role models for women engineers in film and popular culture
Using quantum computing to protect AI from attack
AI can be fooled into making mistakes, sometimes risking lives, but quantum computing could provide a strong defence, say University of Melbourne experts.