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Our research excellence is widely recognised in industry, government and the not-for-profit sector. Our team blends academic research expertise with extensive commercial and industrial experience. Researchers regularly undertake research projects directly attached to enterprises and supervise doctoral students who are based with research partners across a broad range of organisations.
UTS commands an international reputation for producing resilient, industry-ready graduates. Within the School, industry partners co-design and co-deliver practice-based teaching and learning programs at all levels. This industry involvement helps students understand current and future challenges and prepares them well for leading organisational innovation to meet those challenges.
Examples of our projects
Centre for Advanced Modelling and Geospatial Information Systems
Current CAMGIS Projects
Centre on Persuasive Systems for Wise Adaptive Living (PERSWADE)
Current PERSWADE Projects
Automatic short term mine scheduling and optimisation
This project addresses the scheduling task process for mine operations in collaboration with Commit Works. The current practice of manually scheduling tasks can be costly and often inaccurate considering the huge load that schedulers experience. There is a pressing need to automate the scheduling process. The overarching aim of this project is to develop the capability to automatically schedule the detailed operations of a mine (down to the movements of equipment and completion of work) to ensure priority work is delivered and the performance objectives of the mine are met each shift, day and week.
Global trends in setting up infrastructure projects for success
The nature of projects is changing from engineering success to the delivery of sustainable services and economic outcomes. Projects are becoming increasingly larger, longer and more complex. The complication is that these complex projects have less than satisfactory success rates in terms of being on budget, on schedule and achieving social benefits.
In collaboration with WSP and ANZ, this project investigates how to improve economic and social values from infrastructure projects through new strategies and approaches.
Packaging futures pilot study
Analysis of how Arnott's is affected by ongoing technological, societal and market changes and resulting stakeholder needs. A specific focus is on the packaging due to its high importance concerning food protection, logistics, ecological and waste issues, and it is a key contact/touchpoint to consumers. We helped the company identify how these changes impact the entire life cycle of packaging. We identified the packaging-relevant trends in the next 5–10 years; the relevant current and future packaging capabilities; and which potential benefits and risks they provide for Arnott’s Shapes. We also looked at the role Near-Field-Communication (NFC) could play as enabling technology.