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Engineering Honours projects


Engineers shape our physical environment through addressing the critical technological challenges of the day. Our particular interests evolve with time with our research expertise including:

  • water-sensitive urban design
  • pavement technology and performance
  • climate change mitigation
  • sustainability
  • cold regions engineering
  • development and employment of Remote or Autonomous Vehicles (RAVs) for research purposes
  • wastewater management
  • technology-based business development
  • computer modelling and analysis.

Current research projects

Honours can be undertaken in any area of Engineering, and involves designing a research program in your chosen area of interest in consultation with one or more supervisors.

The following degree programs allow you the opportunity to be awarded with a degree and Honours on their completion.

Key research areas


Associate Professor Christophe Gerber


Tel: +61 7 5459 4563

  • structural engineering
  • timber engineering and design
  • sustainability of structures
  • supply chain and fabrication
  • structural product development and design (engineered wood products, timber composites and bamboo products)
  • applications of timber in engineered structures and multistorey buildings
  • structural applications of bamboo
  • timber bridge engineering and design
  • numerical analysis and modelling of the mechanics of structures, connections and materials

Dr Helen Fairweather


Tel: +61 7 5456 5564

  • hydrodynamic modelling
  • groundwater – surface water interactions
  • flood modelling
  • water sensitive urban design
  • use of long-term weather analyses for climatic risk assessment
  • renewable energy solutions
Dr Terry Lucke


Tel: +61 7 5456 5185

  • permeable pavement technology
  • siphonic roof drainage systems
  • water sensitive urban design
  • engineering education
  • energy efficient pumping systems

Dr Joanne Macdonald


Tel: +61 7 5456 5944

  • molecular computing
  • smart diagnostic devices
  • therapeutic molecular devices
  • novel molecular materials

Adrian McCallum


Tel: +61 7 5459 4576

  • Cone Penetration Testing (CPT) particularly in frozen geomaterials
  • glacial hazards
  • snow mechanics, snow roads and runways
  • polar oceanography, meteorology and glaciology
  • alpine glaciology and hydrology
  • cold regions engineering
  • polar traverse logistics
  • light-weight scientific expeditions
  • development and employment of Remote or Autonomous Vehicles (RAVs) for research purposes
  • climate change adaptation

Dr Ayodele Olofinjana


Tel: +61 7 5456 5987

  • materials for Energy
  • Pb free electrical interconnects
  • structure/Property relationship in functional materials
  • construction Materials
  • recycling Materials for construction

Dr Selvan Pather


Tel: +61 7 5456 5147

  • mechatronics in Health Care
  • medical Robotics
  • automation
  • mechanical Design
  • engineering Education

Brian Peebles

Tel: +61 7 5456 5884

  • road safety and crash investigation data usage
  • engineering construction planning and methodologies
  • assistance to Dr John Yeamen in road pavement instrumentation and testing on existing roads and in an accelerated pavement testing facility being developed with industry partners

Dr Mark Porter


Tel: +61 7 5459 4527

  • water Resources Engineering with emphasis on the interactions between human activities and water quality and availability
  • agricultural Engineering

Dr Richard White


Tel: +61 7 5430 2832

  • engineering education
  • wastewater management
  • technology-based business development
  • sustainability
  • chemical/biochemical reactor design

Professor John Yeaman


Tel: +61 7 5456 5476

  • road engineering
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