The School has three major research application areas:

The application of engineering, computing and mathematical techniques to health and medicine is a growing and important area.  Such research includes the design and development of engineering and computational techniques to develop new medical devices, to manage patient information and to investigate new biomaterials and implants.  Most of our research is included within the Medical Device Research Institute.

The application of our research to defence and national security is the other major thrust of our research work.  This includes research in areas such as autonomous underwater vehicles and intelligence analysis techniques through to new robotics and maritime electronics.

The environment represents a growing research and teaching focus for the School.  In collaboration with the School of the Environment, we focus some of our research and teaching in areas such as environmental technologies engineering and mathematical environmental applications.