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Reimagining engineering and computer science

Through the reimagination of the College, we aim 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.

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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.

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, whose 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.


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We believe the world needs new types of engineers, computer scientists and designers. We can’t deploy methods and techniques of the past and expect new outcomes for the future. We need to reimagine problem framing and solving, incorporate diverse voices and approaches, and work together now to ensure our future leaders and communities are prepared for the work to come. Please join and help us answer critical questions of the future.

What will our world be like in 2050

The Reimagine CoDesign Culture Lab is 3.5 days of coordinated activities organized around the shared goal of exploring creativity and collaboration in teaching, research, and the practice of engineering and computer science.

Reimagine Co Design Culture Lab>>

Date & time: 26–29 Nov  9am–5pm

How we will meet the challenge

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

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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.



Problem finders for the wicked challenges ahead » Ockham’s Razor clip

Podcast:Sydney writers Festival » Women in Tech: Okay Ladies, Now Let's Get information (Track8)

Podcast: Australian Cyber Security Magazine » Women in Cyber Panel, Australian, Cyber Security Centre Conference

Our Institutes

McKenzie Chair

The Florence McKenzie Chair is proudly named in honour of Florence Violet McKenzie (née Wallace), Australia’s first female electrical engineer. The Florence McKenzie Chair is part of our ambitious agenda to reimagine engineering and computing to launch our society into the middle of the 21st Century

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Our Research Schools

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Leadership Opportunities >>

We are seeking creative problem finders, people who will find the right kinds of problems, the solving of which are truly transformational.

More information is available at our Opportunities page.

Unlock your imagination and reach out.

Updated:  1 June 2019/Responsible Officer:  Dean, CECS/Page Contact:  CECS Marketing