Schools of Engineering Development Plan

Female student using laptop to conduct research.

The Schools of Engineering Development Fund was established to enhance the value of our Engineering degrees and develop an emerging generation of problem solving entrepreneurs by attracting world-class academics and investing in cutting edge facilities.

Contributing to the Endowment allows the University to sustain and enhance its engineering contribution to South Australia and beyond.

Through innovative teaching and research, we will give impetus to technological, socio-economic, and intellectual developments by providing education in a multidisciplinary way and serving society through partnered research for positive impact.Executive Dean,  Professor Katrina Falkner

The Development Plan comprises three Endowment Funds: Student and Teaching Support; Research Support; and Evolution. Please expand details below for further information about these funds. 

  • Student and teaching support fund

    Students studying in Ingkarni Wardli foyer.

    The Student and Teaching Support Fund aims to finance programs that attract, enable and support students to achieve the best outcomes in results and employability. Initiatives include developing a STEM learning space for secondary school students, a bursary program to assist financially disadvantaged students, and the introduction of a high achievers undergraduate scholarship program.

    Details can be reviewed in the Development Plan.

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  • Research quality support fund

    PhD and researchers in the Tech Lab, researching sustainable energy.

    Providing finance for ongoing projects as needed, independent of volatile government funding, this fund will ensure the School can attract and retain the best students and researchers to South Australia and increase our reputation and ranking as a research intensive institution. This fund will support the development of a PhD program to train the next generation of Australian researchers, and offer top-up funding to attract and select the very best in a competitive PhD student market.

    Details can be reviewed in the Development Plan.

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  • Evolution fund

    Male teacher and female student in mining engineering workshop.

    This fund will deliver game-changing initiatives which will enable the School to be at the forefront of the technology revolution. The endowment fund will support projects that propel us to the next stage of technology readiness and mentor our students to become leading entrepreneurs, from recruitment of world-class academics to the development of interactive maker spaces with high-tech teaching and research equipment.

    Details can be reviewed in the Development Plan.

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For a discussion about how you can support a specific area of the Schools of Engineering Development Plan, please contact our Development Team on +61 8 8313 5800 or