The environment represents a growing research and teaching focus for the School. In collaboration with the School of the Environment, we focus some of our research and teaching in areas such as environmental technologies engineering and mathematical environmental applications.In particular, the School has the following activities that directly target careers and research issues in this area:
- Our Bachelor of Engineering degree in Environmental Technology directly targets the growing need for engineers capable of working on environmental electronic solutions. Partly as a result of being Australia's "Defence State", South Australia represents 40-50% of Australia's electronics industry and has a rapidly growing requirement for mechanical, electrical and electronic engineers. However, the sporadic nature of defence industry work has meant that many of the defence industries have diversified into other areas, one of them, sensibly, is environmental technologies.
- One of the research interests of the Flinders Mathematical Sciences Laboratory is through the Continuum Modelling and Environmental Applications research group which is currently devoted to development of innovative mathematical models of problems related to environmental problems. This is done in close collaboration with the $60M National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training, which is a Co-funded Centre of Excellence of the Australian Research Council and National Water Commission.
For further information on the School's activities in this area please contact Prof Jerzy Filar.
Elsewhere in the University
Substantial research in environmental issues is conducted by both the School of the Environment and the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training.