Our Research

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.

Our research

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.

Find out more about higher degrees by research

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:

Intelligent Water Decisions

Our team is developing tools, technology and insights to help society better manage our most precious resource.

Intelligent Water Decisions

Structural Engineering and Materials for Civil Infrastructure

We're working to enable better design and construction of residential, commercial and industrial buildings, bridges and other structures.

Structural Engineering and Materials for Civil Infrastructure

Mining and Geoengineering

We’re exploring new ways to exploit raw materials more efficiently, bringing together advanced capabilities in rock and soil mechanics, geostatistics, mining operations, soil structures and more.

Mining and Geoengineering