School of Science, Engineering and Information Technology

Resources Engineering and Technology Group

We bring together a cross-disciplinary group with strengths in geotechnical and hydrogeological engineering, condition monitoring and mechatronics, modelling and mining and resources engineering. Field- and laboratory-based investigations of materials and processes combined with advanced modelling are core activities of the group. The thematic group has a strong track record of engaging with industry in a national and international context attracting substantial external income to support its activities. We are focused on collaborative activities with external stakeholders to enhance the human and natural environment.

Collaboration with Cardinia Shire Council

With guidance from Cardinia Shire Council, the School of Engineering and Information Technology has undertaken a body of work to research and develop a residential energy improvement Handout and Handbook.

In line with population increases in Cardinia Shire Community emissions have shown an increasing trend in recent years. The largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the Cardinia Shire comes from the consumption of electricity. Residential electricity consumption accounts for 50% of the total energy used in the Shire.

Federation University Australia and Cardinia Shire Council have partnered to support the Cardinia community in improving the energy efficiency to reduce household energy related costs and emissions. The handout is a summary document of the comprehensive household energy improvement handbook which is available for download.

Home energy improvement handout (pdf, kb)