Our research

Sondoss El Sawah

Expertly solving complex capability development problems.

Our creative, diverse and dedicated experts address significant knowledge gaps in the development of capability systems. 

From digital engineering to risk assessment, we work holistically across different disciplinary theories and methods, developing and delivering relevant and accessible advice to inform every stage of asset life cycles.

We assist decision making in planning and management by considering the range of challenges and answering questions around those challenges. Our focus is on delivering innovative technical decision analyses to carefully plan for sustainable and integrated assets.

Digital engineering

Digital engineering is a holistic approach which is equally concerned with the technical as well as the behavioral and cultural aspects of designing, developing, and deploying complex systems.

Digital engineering is one of our priority research areas and is a steppingstone towards Industry 4.0, an era characterised by digital technologies being seamlessly integrated with our physical and social world, and changing how we connect, understand and navigate our environments.

Our mission is to enable and accelerate industry and societal digital transformation by creating next-generation systems engineering practices and models, harnessing advances in decision science, and incorporating technological innovations into an integrated collaborative problem‑solving approach.

Supply chains in Defence

Supply chains play a crucial role in Defence. From raw material suppliers to a client receiving products at the right place and right time, each stage is equally as important as the last.

Like other supply chains, the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic may create uncertainty and disruptions in Defence supply chains, which can impact the robustness of their performance. 

Using modern industry 4.0 technology, we have created a decision support system to give us centralised visibility, control and the ability to optimise planning over the Defence supply chain, remediating many of the issues that arise. 

Watch the video to see the work of our research associates on this important topic.

Our people

Our lecturers and researchers are world-leading experts in communications and information systems, systems engineering, requirements engineering and project management.

Study with us

Postgraduate research

Our postgraduate coursework programs are open to qualified applicants from all walks of life and all parts of the world.

Professional and corporate education

UNSW Canberra offers a variety of short courses that cater for a wide range of needs for both Defence and non-Defence attendees.