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School of Science, Technology and Engineering

Global threats of COVID-19, climate change, pollution and biodiversity loss has focused the world’s attention on the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

We provide students with skills to offer solutions to these diverse challenges. Our academic staff are committed to high-quality teaching, industry engagement, community outreach and research that is globally relevant and with regional impact.

Join us on our journey to change the world for the better.


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The school has strong multi-disclipinary teams delivering research insights with global impact, and local and regional relevance. We offer research opportunities in key research areas across discplines of Science, Technology and Engineering.

Stores using facial recognition. What does it mean for you?

Major Australian retailers are using facial recognition to identify consumers. UniSC researcher Dennis Desmond explores the privacy implications.

Seaweed scientist funded to find high-value aquaculture solution

UniSC researcher Dr Valentin Thépot was awarded $22,000 through the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation to continue research that has potential to improve the $300 billion global aquaculture industry.

road construction
Research paves way for more sustainable roads

New research could enable wider use of plastic recycling technology to reduce carbon emissions in road construction across the globe.

Avoiding a sea of regret
Exactly what is the state of our oceans? And is it too late to turn back the tide? Our global leaders in marine ecology consider the crisis - and share a dose of 'ocean optimism' in research that is helping to make a difference.
Meet the Seaweed Research Group

UniSC's Seaweed Research Group is improving environmental, economic and social outcomes through the production of world-class seaweed research and development.

Research students

Advance knowledge and develop your skills as a STEM researcher working alongside our university's leading minds.

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