Flinders University partners with the defence industry in education, research and development
Photo: BAE Systems Australia
Providing world-class research and a range of defence-oriented degrees across diverse fields such as business, science, engineering and information technology - Flinders delivers work-ready graduates and innovative research and development that has kept the university on the front line of the defence and national security industries.
The combination of cutting-edge research and high-quality teaching makes Flinders the perfect option for anyone interested in the defence industry.
GLOBALLY FOCUSSED, LOCALLY ENGAGED
Flinders University combines a global focus with strong connections to local industry. Ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world*, Flinders exemplifies high-quality teaching, learning and research excellence, with 90 per cent of our research ranked at or above world standard by Excellence in Research for Australia**, and 2020 research funding exceeding A$94m.
*THE World University Rankings 2020 as a percentage of the total number of universities in the world according to the International Association of Universities
**Flinders rating 89.7%, rounded up to 90% (Excellence in Research in Australia, 2018)
INNOVATION IN ACTION
We’re a progressive and innovative institution that is bridging the gap between learning and earning. Initiatives such as the Flinders New Venture Institute and Flinders Commercial connect students, business and industry to drive entrepreneurial growth.
Flinders University’s maritime and defence research centres are based at the Bedford Park and Tonsley campuses, in the heart of South Australia’s technology and manufacturing industries.
The Flinders at Tonsley innovation hub co-locates Flinders students and researchers in areas such as engineering, medical devices and nanoscale technologies, alongside some of Adelaide’s biggest businesses, to create the new products and processes of the 21st century.
RELATIONSHIPS WITH INDUSTRY
Flinders University works closely with the defence industry in education, world-class research and development, evident as we are thefirst Australian Universityto be endorsed by the Naval Shipbuilding College for delivering our Engineering courses, aligned with the future employment needs of the defence industry.
Students have the opportunity to apply for international internships and work with major defence companies such as BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Boeing Defence, Naval Group, Thales, Defence Science and Technology Group and ASC.
No.1 in South Australia for learning resources in Engineering.
(The Good Universities Guide 2020 (undergraduate))
No.2 in Australia in Computing & Information Systems for overall quality of experience.
(The Good Universities Guide 2023 (postgraduate), public SA-founded universities only)
Five stars in Engineering & Technology for student support.
(The Good Universities Guide 2022 (postgraduate))
From cybersecurity and autonomous marine vehicles to advanced additive manufacturing, the technologies of tomorrow are results from the world-class research we do today.
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