Faculty of Sciences, Engineering, and Technology

Welcome to the Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology.

With schools ranked in the top 50 globally* and an outstanding reputation for teaching, research and the quality of our graduates, a qualification from the faculty can open the door to a world of opportunity.


Creating our technology future, Ingenuity is an interactive showcase of university student projects exploring real-life applications of architecture, engineering, science, technology, computer and mathematical sciences. Ingenuity 2022 will be held on Wednesday 2 November at the Adelaide Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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Evaluation of soybeans as a crop in South Australia

Honours project: Join a team of researchers to evaluate the potential of soybeans to be grown in South Australia.

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Using epigenetics to breed for enhanced reproductive, abiotic and/or biotic traits in cereal crops

Honours project: Various projects suitable for students interested in learning more about plant breeding, genetics, molecular biology, abiotic and biotic stress, and/or plant reproduction.

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Plant nematode-interactions: parasitism and defence

Honours project: Discover how parasitic nematodes affect cereal plant roots and exactly which genes help the plants fight back.

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Improving nodulation by understanding effects of fertiliser and soil type survival of rhizobia

On average, legume crops fix about 100 kg N per hectare, which equates to $4 billion annually in Australia.



What causes oedema in brussel sprouts?

Honours project: In collaboration with AE Cranwell & Sons, investigate the causes of oedema in brussel sprouts.



Science Education projects available for Honours

Honours projects: Science Education projects to suit your interests.



What keeps native bees from expanding their pollen diet?

Worldwide, many bee species specialise on floral resources from local native plant species, and do not incorporate pollen from introduced species, including crops, in their diet. 



Investigating the nitrogen and phosphorus requirements of psyllium (Plantago ovata), an emerging food and pharmaceutical crop

Plantago ovata or psyllium, is an emerging crop species in Australia. It is the source of psyllium husk, a dietary fibre-rich material used as health supplements and in the production of gluten-free food. 



Could Covid-style PCR tests be used to screen for herbicide resistance?

While the dangers and implications of antibiotic resistance to human health are well known and publicised, far less attention has been given the increasing problem of resistance to the pesticides and herbicides vital to global food production systems. 


*2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities