The ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science programs, courses, and research opportunities are offered under our world-class Research Schools and innovation Institutes. We also have several on-campus centres, strategic collaborations, and partnerships.
The Research School of Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering (RSEEME) is a creative mix of staff and students that embrace the breadth of engineering professions from materials and manufacturing, to robotics, telecommunications and systems. Our research covers a broad range of areas in engineering, including biomedical, computer vision, materials and manufacturing, robotics, semiconductor, photovoltaic, solar thermal energy and solar cell technologies, systems and control, and telecommunications and signal processing.
The ANU Research School of Computer Science (RSCS) offers programs that combine knowledge and understanding of computer science and technology, with experiential learning for skills development. Our education programs focus on the disciplines of computer science, computing, information technology, and software engineering. They emphasise foundations, creativity, design and engineering processes. Our research is concentrated in artificial intelligence, software systems and interactions, theory, logic and computation. We currently have research collaborations with CSIRO Data61, Australia’s leading digital research network, and a number of international organisations.
Research School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Environmental Engineering »
The Research School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Environmental Engineering (RSAMEE) is gearing up to bring significant educational and research expertise to the College. The School brings together the sub-disciplines of aerospace, environmental, and mechanical engineering to meet the national and global need. RSAMEE will bring together the best minds, including internationally known researchers. The School is also launching the first PhD program at ANU in rocketry.
Keeping humanity in technology
The Autonomy, Agency and Assurance Innovation Institute (3A Institute) ambitions to bring together the world’s best researchers from around the world and a range of disciplines. 3Ai is guiding and accelerating a new applied science around the effective and ethical management of artificial intelligence, data and technology, and their impact on humanity.
The Australian National University (ANU) launched the 3A Institute on 4 September 2017, in collaboration with CSIRO's Data61, for an initial duration of 5 years. By 2022, the 3A Institute aims to have set a new intellectual framework combining both theory and praxis in and to have built a curriculum to start training the first generation of certified practitioners of this new applied science. The 3A Institute are running a first of its kind pilot graduate program, the Master of Applied Cybernetics, and continue to shape the new branch of engineering through collaborative learning, teaching, and research.
Research translation at scale through software engineering
The Software Innovation Institute is a flagship initiative at The Australian National University with an expert cross-disciplinary team. It’s comprised of researchers, research engineers, software engineers and students, who work together to solve complex problems. The Institute undertakes software development projects requiring the development of new research techniques to build solutions for clients. It currently specialises in machine learning and data science, and is expanding to other areas, with an initial focus on the higher education, security, and intelligence sectors. The Institute will provide research translation services at scale through software engineering. It will also establish an ANU Software Engineering ‘teaching hospital’, providing real-world project-based learning for our students.
The College hosts the ANU node of the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision, an Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence. It leads the world in the new discipline of robotic vision: computer vision (analysing and understanding the world through images). Robotic Vision expands the capabilities of robots, allowing them to see and understand the world in which they are working. We believe robotic vision is the key technology that will allow robotics to change the way we live and work.
The Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program is pioneering pathways for the integration and optimisation of energy storage in electricity grids and markets globally. With a strong focus on interdisciplinary research, development and demonstration (RD&D), the program is delivering nationally significant infrastructure projects.
A centre of excellence for ground-breaking research, capacity building and nurturing the talent Australia needs to secure our national interests. Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) and The Australian National University (ANU) have entered into a 15-year partnership centred in the ASD-ANU Co-Lab, a new unclassified research facility on the ANU campus.
CSIRO’s Data61 is Australia’s data innovation network, that transforms existing industries and creates new ones through the application of science and technology. As an applied Research & Development partner of ANU, Data61 has capabilities in cybersecurity, confidential computing, IoT, robotics, machine learning and analytics, software and programming to behavioural sciences and more.
The National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) Facility is an initiative of the Australian Government, hosted at ANU. The national facility houses the nation’s most powerful supercomputer (Gadi), highest performance research cloud, and leading data services stack.
ANU plays a major role in guiding the future of the Web as host of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Australia Office. The W3C is an international consortium of over 400 member organisations that work together to define international standards and guidelines to shape the future of the Web. As host of the W3C Australia Office, our researchers have the opportunity to work with leading companies in the web space, including Google, Microsoft, Apple, and Facebook. ANU is helping W3C serve the needs of the community in technology, research, business, industry and government, while staying at the forefront of the latest developments and ideas in Web technology.