GPO Box 2476, Melbourne, VIC 3004

Legal Name: Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Ltd


Tel: +61 (0) 3 9925 4064


Primary Contact

Quin Chang,Sector Manager Defence Industry

Tel: +61 3 9925 4064

Mobile: +61 (0) 431 467 921


  • Multifunctional materials and advanced manufacturing including composites technologies
  • Trans-disciplinary design and virtual prototyping including life cycle analysis
  • Trusted autonomy and automation including artificial intelligence and human-machine interfaces
  • Human performance, protection & human-machine interaction
  • Transport, infrastructure, power and energy including logistics
  • Space situational awareness, satellite positioning and navigation and space technology
  • Surveillance, sensor, information & communication technologies including quantum technologies and data analytics
  • Defence workforce education, training & development including pilot training and flight simulation


  • The Sir Lawrence Wackett Centre – a national leader in aerospace and defence related research and teaching
  • Extensive facilities for research and testing e.g the Advanced Manufacturing Precinct & a Flight Dynamics Facility
  • Focus on applied rather than basic research
  • Non-destructive evaluations and Structural Health Monitoring (SHM)
  • Culture of industry interaction with Defence Primes and SMEs
  • Long history with Defence education and training e.g delivering design & airworthiness programs & skills upgrading
  • Strong record of successful DST and DMTC projects e.g developing autonomous systems for complex environments
  • Close proximity to research and industry partners including those located at Fishermans Bend technology precinct

Key Partners

  • DST Group
  • Defence Materials Technology Centre (DMTC)
  • Defence Primes: Boeing and BAE Systems
  • Defence SME: DefendTex

Key Customers

  • DASA, CASG, Thales, RUAG, BAE Systems
  • DST Group, DMTC
  • US agencies ONR, AFRL
  • Boeing, BAE Systems, Thales, DefendTex

Quality Approvals & Awards

  • Outstanding Leadership in Training Award 2018
  • Asian Freight Logistics/Supply Chain Award 2015
  • Aus top rank for Aerospace Engineering research