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The University of Melbourne congratulates engineering student Marita Cheng who has been named The Young Australian of the Year 2012. Marita, the daughter of Chinese parents, regularly encourages girls to pursue engineering studies and careers.

Modern buildings are characterised by the use of glazed Multi-Skin Façade (MSF) that are aesthetically appealing; consider the re-development of the former CUB site, Swanston Street Melbourne. However, leading researchers in the School of Engineering, University of Melbourne have found that buildings with glazed façade systems could consume energy for heating and cooling up to 60-70% of operational costs. The challenge is to have energy efficient buildings that still look impressive.

A leading Infrastructure academic believes an assessment needs to be made of the level of "very rare" earthquake that needs to be considered in structural design, perhaps one with a 10,000 year return period or higher, rather than the 500 year return period that is commonly adopted for many buildings in Australia.

University of Melbourne students will pitch online business ideas to Australia’s most prominent technology investors next week in the hope their ideas may become the next internet sensation.

Will Australia ever take up water recycling and consider the idea of ‘Toilet to Tap’?

 
The Centre for Neural Engineering (CfNE)  launched today at the University of Melbourne will tackle some of the challenging problems in the neurosciences and will increase our understanding of brain function.
 

Prime Minister Julia Gillard and the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy Stephen Conroy, today toured Victoria’s first Broadband Application Laboratory at the University of Melbourne.

The University of Melbourne Master of Engineering has become the first Australian university course to be accredited in Europe, enabling graduates to work as chartered professional engineers throughout the European Union.

The impact of the mobile phone in India could be compared to the invention of the iconic Colt revolver, according to Professor Robin Jeffrey from the National University of Singapore.

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