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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.

  • #3 in Australia for postgraduate learner engagement in computing and information technology

    According to the Good Universities Guide 2024

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

    According to the Good Universities Guide 2024

  • 95% of undergrad CDU engineering students find employment

    According to the 2020 Graduate Outcomes Survey National Report

Our work

Research

Learning, teaching and engagement

Key people

Disciplines

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

Research

ACCI

The NT Academic Centre for Cyber Security and Innovation (ACCI)  is a multi-disciplinary research centre that delivers a real-world impact in information and computing sciences.

AMA

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

ERI

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.

NACAS

The North Australia Centre for Autonomous Systems (NACAS) conducts integrated industry-focused research into the application of autonomous systems across industries, businesses, and other sectors in northern Australia and the Asia Pacific regions. 

RIEL

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 Suresh Thennadil
Professor Suresh Thennadil

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.

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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News

  • students review coding on large screen

    Mastering AI

    Charles Darwin University (CDU) has launched a new Master of Information Technology (Artificial Intelligence). 

    The two-year program focuses on artificial intelligence (AI) and its effects on the modern world, combining theory with practical activities that will give students the opportunity to network and learn from industry leaders. 

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  • Charles Darwin University (CDU) researchers and Yugul Mangi Rangers have discovered a population of the rare threatened Speartooth Shark in the Roper River.

    Rare and threatened shark found in the Roper River for the first time

    Charles Darwin University (CDU) researchers and first nations Yugul Mangi Rangers have discovered a new population of a rare and threatened shark species in the Northern Territory’s Roper River. 

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  • Researchers at Charles Darwin University (CDU) will collaborate with scientists from the Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade (DITT) to investigate water use patterns and the efficiency of the Territory’s rain-fed cotton crops.

    Study looking at how to make NT cotton industry get through “those rainy days”

    A new study into how cotton responds to Northern Territory’s rainfall patterns will help in developing a sustainable and resilient industry not reliant on irrigation.

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