Research areas and facilities
Our researchers contribute to the creation of sustainable infrastructure, delivering valuable benefits to the community, economy and environment.
Our department focuses on fundamental and applied research across civil engineering, environmental engineering, and geomatics. We use advanced analytical and numerical approaches to complement our work. Explore our activities within these research areas below. They are further supported by state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities.
Environmental hydrology and water resources
We focus on the broad topics of: hydrological processes; ecohydraulics; and environmental sensing and modelling.
Spatial information underpins the digital transformation of society. Geomatics studies the production, management, analysis and communication of spatial information. This includes disaster management, land administration, measurement science and 3D modelling, smart cities, smart buildings, and smart mobility, spatial data infrastructure, spatial data infrastructure.
Civil engineering streams
Civil and Structural Engineering (including Building and Construction) is the centre of growth in the Department, and it already plays a vital role in research and in teaching. This discipline brings together the strategic research themes listed. This encompasses research, engineering, and field application activities that also include commercial and industry-funded activities.