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School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering

Solutions for the future built on 130 years of scholarship

We conduct world-renowned research and teaching in the areas of aerospace, biomedical, mechanical and mechatronic engineering. We set the benchmark for the education of future engineers in these fields.

The School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (AMME) is one of Australia's premier engineering schools with an international reputation built on more than 130 years' experience.  It is home to some of Australia’s most prominent research centres in the fields of aerospace, biomedical, mechanical and mechatronic engineering, including the Sydney Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Systems (SIRIS)Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR), and the Centre for Advanced Materials and Technology (CAMT).  

Our strengths

Our aerospace engineering program offers research strengths in the areas of aerodynamics, avionics, smart structures, space engineering, flight dynamics, navigation and control, propulsion, rapid prototyping and unmanned aerial vehicles. Our research in aerospace engineering specialises in the design, analysis and operation of flight and space vehicle systems.

Our biomedical program has grown from being a minor in the Mechanical Engineering degree to the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere. Our research strengths include biomaterials and implant design, biomechatronics, computational biomechanics, implantable bionics and biomedical imaging. It maintains close connections to the University of Sydney’s outstanding Charles Perkins Centre (CPC), the Brain and Mind Centre (BMC) and The University of Sydney Nano Institute.

Our mechanical engineering program covers all aspects of mechanical engineering, including power generation, transport, building services, machinery, manufacturing, computer-aided design, advanced materials and environmental studies. We have outstanding research programs across a range of mechanical engineering disciplines including industrial and environmental fluid mechanics, combustion, design, rheology, structural analysis and computational methods for engineering. 

Our materials engineering research features a wide range of activities related to materials characterisation and processing, information technology, nanotechnology, advanced manufacturing, solid mechanics and biotechnology. In the last decade, we have led research in nanomechanics; nanotribology; nano/bio-materials and ultraprecision/nano-machining; smart materials and structures; eco-materials; superhard films and coatings; polymer blends and alloys; and functionally graded materials. Led by the Centre for Advanced Materials and Technology (CAMT), it involves collaboration with the Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science (AINST).

We are dedicated to the development, application and dissemination of robotics and intelligent systems in areas of societal importance including transportation, primary industries, healthcare, environment, emergency services, and the workplace and at home. We bring together researchers and practitioners within the robotics, automation, science, medicine, business, humanities and arts disciplines. Our work reflects itself in the achievements of the Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR), the Centre for Robotics and Intelligent Systems (CRIS).

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Head of School, Professor Stefan Williams
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