Defence

At Curtin, more than 12 research hubs are focusing on applied research that is highly relevant to Australia’s naval and defence capabilities, including maritime security.

Across a range of engineering, mathematics and science disciplines we are continually adding to our expertise in:

  • hydrodynamics and vessel interactions
  • remote sensing and satellite systems
  • hydro-acoustics and mapping
  • subsea engineering
  • computational modelling
  • communications and signal processing
  • corrosion science and materials science
  • transport logistics and process optimisation
  • whole-of-life infrastructure management
  • structural monitoring and protection
  • occupational health & safety
  • energy systems.

In addition, new programs at Curtin will support innovation and capacity-building in regional security and strategy, natural disaster and emergency response practices.

The Federal Government’s renewed interest in defence-specific R&D also brings significant opportunities for strategic collaborations in this space. Accordingly, Curtin anticipates being a fundamental contributor and an innovator in the area of national defence capabilities.

Contact us

You can email the Curtin Defence Network at defence@curtin.edu.au or get in touch with the Office of Research and Development.