Engineering Services Program

Not only can we deliver high-impact, cutting-edge facility designs in partnership with our customers, we also leverage our world-leading research expertise, alongside local engineering know-how to provide unrivalled service for our customers.

We enable the success of our academic and scientific partners by building long-term collaborative engineering hubs that drive learning, research and commercial growth.

Through our Engineering Services Program we can deliver a range of solutions, from higher volume, applied learning for students through to highly complex, multi-disciplinary work that requires a deep understanding of fundamental and applied technologies. All of our design and operation services are backed by our leading engineering and safety management systems, ensuring safety and quality where it is needed most.

Our services include:

Engineering and Technical Services

QinetiQ has a wide range of global engineering and technical expertise that assists our partners in their growth and transformation journeys. In Australia, our heritage in both aerospace and applied engineering for Defence is the foundation of a portfolio of capability including mechanical, electrical, software and systems engineering and technical support.

  • Complex technical project management
  • Safety-assured facility, lab and workshop operations
  • Service Design & capability development
  • Design and manufacturing

Research Collaboration

Our research affinity comes from our global research heritage. In Australia, we primarily support the research of others, including DST, in our areas of expertise through:

  • Research program management
  • Commercialisation advice / contacts
  • Sponsorship to secure IP
  • Global collaboration

STEM Development

Our higher education and research collaborators are often seeking to engage and attract future and current students. Through a student-centric approach, QinetiQ can provide support to our partners for the benefit of all concerned, for example:

  • Internships & graduate placements
  • Capstone project supervision
  • School student engagement & attraction
  • Event sponsorship & support

Current Engineering Hubs

Creator Space

In December 2019, QinetiQ was awarded a four-year contract to deliver engineering and technical services to the University of Melbourne to develop and operate their Creator Space. This new maker-space capability will be located at Melbourne Connect in the heart of Melbourne Innovation Districts. The Creator Space will provide students, academics and tenants with the ability to prototype and test early concepts to drive ground-breaking innovation, supported by industry-experienced engineering and fabrication professionals.

Our team of experts will design and operate the space, supporting Melbourne School of Engineering students through design and prototyping, coupled with safe, student-focused engineering design and technical supervision services. The service will be iteratively developed and renewed through a continued focus on human-centred service design.

The service is complemented by QinetiQ’s laboratory management and workshop support services.

Integrated Engineering Workshops

Since 2010, QinetiQ Integrated Engineering Services has operated the Defence Science and Technology Group’s Scientific Engineering Services facility at Fishermans Bend in Melbourne, providing comprehensive design, manufacturing and applied imaging services. These services are available to all Defence agencies and enable us to design, certify, manufacture, install, commission, operate, maintain and dispose of complex and bespoke components and systems in support of test, trials or projects. Today, Integrated Engineering Services also operates the Mine Warfare Maintenance Facility at HMAS Waterhen on behalf of the Commonwealth's Explosive Material Branch (EMB).