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Faculty of Science and Technology

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

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

  • #1 in Australia for post graduate learner engagement in computing and information technology

    According to the Good Universities Guide 2023

  • #2 in Australia for skills development in agriculture and environmental sciences

    According to the Good Universities Guide 2023

  • 95% of undergrad CDU engineering students find employment

    According to the 2020 Graduate Outcomes Survey National Report

Our work


Learning, teaching and engagement

Key people


We have a strong focus on innovation and furthering scientific, engineering and technological learning in the face of rapid change.

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

Message from the Pro Vice-Chancellor

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 Faculty of Science and Technology 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.

Professor David Young
Professor David Young

The faculty staff is 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.

Acknowledge, Associate, Appreciate, Regard, Respect and Thrive (ACCEPT).

ACCEPT diversity and inclusion

We recognise the value of diversity and inclusion and are committed to promoting this in our community through awareness, education and targeted programs and initiatives.

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Nyangulya Katie Nalgood, The Owl, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 101 x 122 cm, CDU Art Collection; CDU3236

Network of Indigenous Partnerships

The Network of Indigenous Partnerships (NIP) has been established to enhance support mechanisms to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander faculty 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 to enhance gender equity in STEM courses at CDU through a strategic approach for increasing participation and retention.

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  • Joelene and Darcy Puntoriero in Nhulunbuy

    CDU passage to top job and traditional culture

    On a remote stretch of tropical coastline shaped by the Northern Territory’s Gove Peninsula, Joelene Puntoriero, 28, and her four-year-old daughter Darcy are living the dream in Nhulunbuy in North East Arnhem Land.

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  • Charles Darwin University (CDU) has sent out over 1,900 offers to students to study at CDU in 2023.

    CDU makes over 1,900 offers for students to study in 2023

    Charles Darwin University (CDU) has made 1,951 offers to students to study undergraduate and postgraduate courses at CDU in 2023.

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  • CDU engineering alumni and Power and Water Operations Planning Manager Ahmad Mazloum is responsible for overseeing the safe, secure and reliable operation of the Territory’s regulated power systems.

    New graduate program to support pipeline of engineers in the Territory

    A new partnership between Charles Darwin University and the Power and Water Corporation is providing a solid foundation to develop and inspire the next generation of engineers.

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