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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 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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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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  • New funding will look to develop satellite fire mapping tech to help manage what happens on the ground. Pictured L-R CDU Research Dr Rohan Fisher, Minister for Industry Nicole Manison, NAFI Developer Tom Lynch and CDU spatial software engineer Dr Patrice Weber.

    New mapping technology gives land managers another tool to protect landscapes and make the most of carbon trading offsets

    Planned high-resolution satellite mapping will help land managers to reduce bushfires and increase carbon offset income for communities in the Northern Territory.

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  • First Nations ranger trainees from across the Top End are working to become certified rangers through the ‘Ranger Ready’ program.

    Rangers gain vital skills to care for Country

    Ranger trainees from across the Top End are working to become certified through the 'Ranger Ready' program, combining traditional knowledge with conservation training.

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  • New Charles Darwin University (CDU) research into false killer whales in Northern Australia reveals that they are unique from their deep-water cousins.

    Study shows links between Australia’s false killer whales and endangered groups from Hawaii

    False killer whales off the Northern Australia coast need their conservation status reviewed because of similarities they share with groups from Hawaii listed as Endangered in the USA, a Charles Darwin University (CDU) researcher says.

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