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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.



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.


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 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.

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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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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  • five grinning people in a frame saying 20th savanna science network meeting

    RIEL students present at the Savanna Science Network Meeting, South Africa

    At the beginning of March, four RIEL PhD students and a Professor journeyed to South Africa to present their research at the 20th Savanna Science Network Meeting (SSNM). Held in the iconic Kruger National Park, the SSNM sees savanna scientists from around the world come together for a week to meet and exchange knowledge.

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  • Research on Vibrio bacteria that are an emerging climate change risk to the seafood industry has been presented by CDU researchers, Dr Anna Padovan and Professor Karen Gibb as part of the World Aquaculture Conference 2023. Pictured; Zarah Tinning, PhD candidate.

    CDU researchers highlight emerging climate change risk to seafood industry

    Leading Charles Darwin University (CDU) environmental microbiology researchers have presented research focused on understanding tropical rock oysters and Vibrios and the implications for food safety and human health at an international Aquaculture conference held this week in Darwin.

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  • The studies by Charles Darwin University (CDU) Dr Elnaz Saki investigated the efficacy of Calophyllum inophyllum seed oil and Tinospora smilacina leaves water extract as alternative sources of wound healing medicine.

    New CDU studies finds two native Australian plants have healing properties

    Two plants native to the Northern Australia could have significant medicinal potential in the prevention and treatment of diseases, according to two studies by a Charles Darwin University (CDU) PhD candidate.

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