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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Latest news

Honours project in wine chemistry

David is seeking students who are interested in chemistry, whether from the perspective of wine or food science, or pure chemistry.

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Márta Svéd Scholarship applications now open

The Marta Sved Scholarship is an exciting opportunity to support three female students looking to study mathematics at the University of Adelaide. Applications close 8 October.

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Save our leafy seadragons

Honours project: Study the behaviour and ecology of the leafy seadragon.

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Australian Rover Challenge 2022

University students from across Australia tested their rovers by competing in a full-scale simulated lunar mission at the Australian Rover Challenge.

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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. 



Honours project - Stuart Roy

Loss of crop yield due to high concentrations of Na+ and Cl- on agricultural land is a significant problem for Australian farmers.



Turning failed antibiotics into herbicides to fight weeds

If your backyard is anything like mine, weeds are setting up home everywhere. Unfortunately, this is not only happening in our backyards, but also in farms across Australia and the world. 



Science communicators boost the visibility of Uni of Adelaide research

Six University of Adelaide scientists have each won the inaugural Science Communication Prize for increasing the visibility of the University’s scientific research and capabilities, while boosting the profile and accessibility of their own work. 


*2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities