reimagine project

Professor Elanor Huntington, Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS), is leading a project to reimagine a new type of engineering and computing, one that is custom built and fit for the middle of the 21st century.

The need for change is now

What is Reimagine?

Through the reimagination of the College, CECS aims to attract the best and brightest problem finders and develop the people who will find the right kinds of problems, the solving of which are truly transformational.

A project for the future

The Reimagine project aims to get us thinking about what our world will be like in 2050, when we are completely embedded in both a digital and physical environment, and to encourage us to take charge and shape a new intellectual agenda.  Our lived experience is increasingly one of large-scale systems of people, who’s actions and interactions are influenced by our digital, physical and biological environment. We and our technology are highly interconnected and yet highly diverse.  Somebody, somewhere designed, built, and operates almost everything. 

How we will meet the challenge

The College will transform perspectives of engineering and computing through intellectual leadership in the following Reimagine themes:


Attract and invest in people who are leaders in their field. People who inspire, drive change and chart new ways of being.


Invest in world class buildings and facilities that attract and inspire 


Develop new degrees that trial different approaches to contemporary education and link disciplines across campus.


Attract and support students through transformational experiences, new and exciting programs that are globally relevant, and developing skills beyond traditional boundaries


Co-Design with external partners so to provide significant opportunities for long-term large scale collaboration  


Mastering a coherent foundational body of knowledge and not being confined by old disciplinary boundaries as we give shape to new bodies of knowledge

We will inspire a new generation of high-potential, creative people to come to engineering and computing with a diverse range of interests, motivations, perspectives and career aspirations.  We will nurture those people to go out into the 21st century world to find the right kinds of problems, the solving of which are truly transformational.


Why we need Engineers Now More Than Ever | Elanor Huntington | TEDxSydney

Professor Elanor Huntington in conversation with Lama Nachman

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Women in Cyber Panel, Australian
Cyber Security Centre Conference

Reach out

Unlock your imagination and reach out.

Updated:  1 September 2018/Responsible Officer:  Dean, CECS/Page Contact:  CECS Marketing