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College of Engineering, IT & Environment

Our College has a strong focus on innovation and furthering scientific, engineering and technological learning in the face of rapid change.

Learn by doing and acquire skills for the jobs of the future.

Professor David Young
Professor David Young

Message from the Dean

Charles Darwin asked the great questions of nature. There has never been a more important time to do likewise, and to master the emerging technologies of our age.

The College of Engineering, IT and Environment deliver creative and flexible training, teaching programs, and research excellence in the areas of environment and livelihoods, primary industries, technology, energy and renewables, materials and resources. We equip students with the tools to face our modern challenges.

The staff of the College are renowned, both for the new knowledge they have created and for their ability to pass on this knowledge. Our courses are accredited by their professions and you will be expertly trained  

Our graduates have attained success in their careers, and we look forward to seeing you also contribute to the world of the future.

VET teams

Agriculture and Rural Operations

Practical, industry-relevant certificates, diplomas, short courses, and training packages in stock and station skills, agrifood, rural business operations, chemical handling, livestock management, and handling, and more.

Automotive, Transport and Civil

Certificates, diplomas and short courses in light and heavy vehicle mechanical trades, automotive electrical and air-conditioning, panel beating, vehicle spray painting, light to heavy rigid training, warehousing and logistics, maritime and more.

Electrotechnology and Plumbing

We offer a range of industry-relevant certificates, training packages and short courses in instrumentation, electrotechnology, air conditioning, refrigeration, electrical fitting, plumbing and more.

Engineering and Construction

Choose from a range of certificates, diplomas and short courses to learn new skills in construction, carpentry, residential drafting, fabrication, polywelding, extraction, infrastructure operations, metal fabrication, welding, fitting, machining and more.

VET Environmental Studies

So much to learn in the great outdoors.

Learn skills in conservation strategy, pest management, plant and fauna identification, natural area restoration, bushfire management, chemical handling, Aquaculture and more.



Learn how to think independently and find creative and logical solutions in your chosen discipline. Our location in the Top End of Australia is teeming real-world opportunities in Engineering.

Information Technology

Immerse yourself in our interactive learning environment, use state-of-the-art technologies and methodologies to prepare for your chosen field in IT.


Focus on biodiversity and conservation, resource management, landscape and spatial ecology, or take a science degree in biological science, biomedical science, chemical science and applied science. 

Research institutes


Through collaboration, the Advanced Manufacturing Alliance (AMA) engage with industry partners, trades and academics to:

  • develop real-world applications
  • create industry procedures and standards
  • drive material development


The Energy and Resources Institute (ERI) provides high quality research and consultancy for all aspects of energy and resources, including engineering, scientific, economic, environmental, social, community, legal, policy and digital considerations.


The Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods (RIEL) is a leader in tropical savanna and coastal research in north Australia. Research strengths include biodiversity conservation, savanna and arid adaptation and environments, water and catchments, and communities and livelihoods


ACCEPT Diversity and Inclusion

At CEITE, we value diversity and inclusion and are committed to promoting this in our community through awareness, education and targeted programs and initiatives.

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About us

CEITE Network of Indigenous Partnerships

The Network of Indigenous Partnerships (NIP) has been established to enhance support mechanisms to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander College members across Vocational Educational and Training (VET) and Higher Education (HE).

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Women in science

Advancing Women In STEM courses

A strategy has been developed by CEITE to enhance gender equity in STEM courses at CDU through a strategic approach for increasing participation and retention.

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Our work


Learning, teaching & engagement

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