At the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, our innovative, world-class research delivers real societal and commercial benefit across numerous industries.
Our school's impactful research contributes to fundamental areas of engineering, essential for functioning society—everything from South Australian riverine recovery to ultra-high performance concrete for blast-resistant structures, such as launch pads.
Higher degrees by research
We offer two postgraduate research degrees:
The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is a two-year full-time (or part-time equivalent) commitment, and teaches you about applying research methodology to critically evaluate literature and results in your field.
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is our flagship research award and is the standard qualification for a research career or academic position.
By studying a research degree with the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, you can undertake a research project in an area of interest.
In either degree you’ll be supported by one of our research supervisors.
Our research capabilities
The school's researchers provide consulting and commercial testing services to local and international companies and government agencies.
Our interdisciplinary school is advancing research in the following areas:
We're working to enable better design and construction of residential, commercial and industrial buildings, bridges and other structures.