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1297.0 - Australian Standard Research Classification (ASRC), 1998  
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Classification Structure - Division 290000 - Engineering and Technology


DisciplineSubject
      Description

290100
      Industrial Biotechnology and Food Sciences
290101
      Fermentation, Biotechnology and Industrial Microbiology
290102
      Food Engineering
290103
      Food Processing
290104
      Other Food Sciences
290105
      Other Industrial Biotechnology
290200
      Aerospace Engineering
290201
      Aerodynamics
290202
      Flight Dynamics
290203
      Aerospace Structures
290204
      Aircraft Performance
290205
      Flight Control Systems
290206
      Aerospace Electrical Systems
290207
      Satellite, Space Vehicle and Missile Design
290299
      Aerospace Engineering not elsewhere classified
290300
      Manufacturing Engineering
290301
      Robotics and Mechatronics
290302
      Flexible Manufacturing Systems
290303
      CAD/CAM Systems
290304
      Control Engineering
290305
      Welding Technology
290306
      Textile Technology
290307
      Printing Technology
290308
      Packaging, Storage and Transportation
290309
      Safety and Quality
290399
      Manufacturing Engineering not elsewhere classified
290400
      Automotive Engineering
290401
      Automotive Engineering
290500
      Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
290501
      Mechanical Engineering
290502
      Industrial Engineering
290600
      Chemical Engineering
290601
      Chemical Engineering Design
290602
      Process Control and Simulation
290603
      Membrane and Separation Technologies
290699
      Chemical Engineering not elsewhere classified
290700
      Resources Engineering
290701
      Mining Engineering
290702
      Mineral Processing
290703
      Petroleum and Reservoir Engineering
290704
      Geomechanics
290799
      Resources Engineering not elsewhere classified
290800
      Civil Engineering
290801
      Structural Engineering
290802
      Water and Sanitary Engineering
290803
      Transport Engineering
290804
      Construction Engineering
290805
      Geotechnical Engineering
290899
      Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified
290900
      Electrical and Electronic Engineering
290901
      Electrical Engineering
290902
      Integrated Circuits
290903
      Other Electronic Engineering
291000
      Geomatic Engineering
291001
      Geodesy
291002
      Surveying
291003
      Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
291004
      Spatial Information Systems
291005
      Navigation and Position Fixing
291006
      Cartography
291099
      Geomatic Engineering not elsewhere classified
291100
      Environmental Engineering
291101
      Environmental Engineering Modelling
291102
      Bio-remediation
291103
      Environmental Engineering Design
291104
      Environmental Technologies
291199
      Environmental Engineering not elsewhere classified
291200
      Maritime Engineering
291201
      Naval Architecture
291202
      Ship and Platform Hydrodynamics
291203
      Ship and Platform Structures
291204
      Marine Engineering
291205
      Ocean Engineering
291206
      Special Vehicles
291299
      Maritime Engineering not elsewhere classified
291300
      Metallurgy
291301
      Process Metallurgy
291302
      Physical Metallurgy
291400
      Materials Engineering
291401
      Polymers
291402
      Composite Materials
291403
      Alloy Materials
291404
      Ceramics
291405
      Timber
291406
      Pulp and Paper
291407
      Plastics
291499
      Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified
291500
      Biomedical Engineering
291501
      Clinical Engineering
291502
      Rehabilitation Engineering
291503
      Biomaterials
291504
      Biomechanical Engineering
291599
      Biomedical Engineering not elsewhere classified
291600
      Computer Hardware
291601
      Arithmetic and Logic Structures
291602
      Memory Structures
291603
      Input, Output and Data Devices
291604
      Logic Design
291605
      Processor Architectures
291699
      Computer Hardware not elsewhere classified
291700
      Communications Technologies
291701
      Antenna Technology
291702
      Optical and Photonic Systems
291703
      Digital Systems
291704
      Computer Communications Networks
291705
      Microwave and Millimetrewave Technology
291706
      Broadband Network Technology
291707
      Modem Technology
291708
      Baseband Technology
291709
      Satellite Communications
291710
      Radio Communications and Broadcasting not elsewhere classified
291799
      Communications Technologies not elsewhere classified
291800
      Interdisciplinary Engineering
291801
      Fluidization and Fluid Mechanics
291802
      Heat and Mass Transfer Operations
291803
      Turbulent Flows
291804
      Nanotechnology
291899
      Interdisciplinary Engineering not elsewhere classified
299900
      Other Engineering and Technology
299901
      Agricultural Engineering
299902
      Combustion and Fuel Engineering
299903
      Biosensor Technologies
299904
      Engineering/Technology Instrumentation
299999
      Engineering and Technology not elsewhere classified

Definitions

Division 290000 - Engineering and Technology, covers engineering and technology, including industrial biotechnology and food sciences, aerospace engineering, manufacturing engineering, mechanical and industrial engineering, metallurgy, materials engineering, computer hardware, communications technologies and any other engineering and technology not elsewhere classified. This division has nineteen disciplines:

      290100 - Industrial Biotechnology and Food Sciences
      290200 - Aerospace Engineering
      290300 - Manufacturing Engineering
      290400 - Automotive Engineering
      290500 - Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
      290600 - Chemical Engineering
      290700 - Resources Engineering
      290800 - Civil Engineering
      290900 - Electrical and Electronic Engineering
      291000 - Geomatic Engineering
      291100 - Environmental Engineering
      291200 - Maritime Engineering
      291300 - Metallurgy
      291400 - Materials Engineering
      291500 - Biomedical Engineering
      291600 - Computer Hardware
      291700 - Communications Technologies
      291800 - Engineering Interdisciplinary Studies
      299900 - Other Engineering and Technology

Discipline 290100 - Industrial Biotechnology and Food Sciences

This discipline covers industrial biotechnology and food sciences. It includes fermentation, biotechnology and industrial microbiology, either for production of food or other products. This discipline has five subjects:

    290101 - Fermentation, Biotechnology and Industrial Microbiology
    290102 - Food Engineering
    290103 - Food Processing
    290104 - Other Food Sciences
    290105 - Other Industrial Biotechnology

    Exclusions:


      (a) The non-applied aspects of biotechnology are included in Discipline 270800 Biotechnology; and

      (b) packaging, storage and transportation associated with industrial biotechnology and food sciences is included in Discipline 290300 Manufacturing Engineering.

Discipline 290200 - Aerospace Engineering

This discipline covers aerospace technologies and engineering including avionics and aeronautical or astronomical engineering. This discipline has eight subjects:

    290201 - Aerodynamics
    290202 - Flight Dynamics
    290203 - Aerospace Structures
    290204 - Aircraft Performance
    290205 - Flight Control Systems
    290206 - Aerospace Electrical Systems
    290207 - Satellite, Space Vehicle and Missile Design
    290299 - Aerospace Engineering not elsewhere classified

    Exclusions:


      Remote sensing and satellites with specific application to antenna technology are included in Discipline 291700 Communications Technologies.

Discipline 290300 - Manufacturing Engineering

This discipline covers manufacturing engineering. It includes:

      • robots, robotic systems and mechatronics;
      • flexible manufacturing systems;
      • computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacture otherwise known as CAD/CAM;
      • control engineering;
      • welding technology (incl. welding processes);
      • textile manufacturing process and technologies;
      • packaging, storage and transportation; and
      • safety and quality in manufacturing.

This discipline has ten subjects:
    290301 - Robotics and Mechatronics
    290302 - Flexible Manufacturing Systems
    290303 - CAD/CAM Systems
    290304 - Control Engineering
    290305 - Welding Technology
    290306 - Textile Technology
    290307 - Printing Technology
    290308 - Packaging, Storage and Transportation
    290309 - Safety and Quality
    290399 - Manufacturing Engineering not elsewhere classified

    Exclusions:


      (a) Information systems are included in Discipline 280100 Information Systems;

      (b) intelligent robotics is included in Discipline 280200 Artificial Intelligence and Signal and Image Processing;

      (c) computer software is included in Discipline 280300 Computer Software;

      (d) automotive engineering is included in Discipline 290400 Automotive Engineering;

      (e) membrane and separation technologies are included in Discipline 290600 Chemical Engineering;

      (f) computer hardware is included in Discipline 291600 Computer Hardware; and

      (g) biosensors associated with membrane or separation technologies or any other use is included in Discipline 299900 Other Engineering and Technology.

Discipline 290400 - Automotive Engineering

This discipline covers automotive engineering. This discipline has one Subject:

    290401 - Automotive Engineering

Discipline 290500 - Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

This discipline covers general mechanical and industrial engineering. This discipline has two subjects:

    290501 - Mechanical Engineering
    290502 - Industrial Engineering

    Exclusions:


      (a) Manufacturing engineering is included in Discipline 290300 Manufacturing Engineering; and

      (b) automotive engineering is included in Discipline 290400 Automotive Engineering.

Discipline 290600 - Chemical Engineering

This discipline covers chemical engineering and includes design, membrane and separation technologies, process control and simulation other than those associated with control engineering. This discipline has four subjects:

    290601 - Chemical Engineering Design
    290602 - Process Control and Simulation
    290603 - Membrane and Separation Technologies
    290699 - Chemical Engineering not elsewhere classified

    Exclusions:


      (a) Manufacturing and process technologies (incl. process control associated with control engineering) is included in Discipline 290300 Manufacturing Engineering; and

      (b) fluidization and fluid mechanics and heat and mass transfer operations are included in Discipline 291800 Engineering Interdisciplinary Studies.

Discipline 290700 - Resources Engineering

This discipline covers mining engineering and mineral processing and includes petroleum and reservoir engineering and geomechanics. This discipline has five subjects:

    290701 - Mining Engineering
    290702 - Mineral Processing
    290703 - Petroleum and Reservoir Engineering
    290704 - Geomechanics
    290799 - Resources Engineering not elsewhere classified

    Exclusions:


      Geology, geophysics, geochemistry, hydrology and other earth sciences are included in the appropriate disciplines in Division 260000 Earth Sciences.

Discipline 290800 - Civil Engineering

This discipline includes civil engineering (incl. structural engineering). It includes:

      • transport engineering (other than aerospace and maritime engineering);
      • water and sanitary engineering; and
      • construction engineering.

This discipline has six subjects:
    290801 - Structural Engineering
    290802 - Water and Sanitary Engineering
    290803 - Transport Engineering
    290804 - Construction Engineering
    290805 - Geotechnical Engineering
    290899 - Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified

    Exclusions:


      (a) Aerospace engineering is included in Discipline 290200 Aerospace Engineering;

      (b) surveying is included in Discipline 291000 Geomatic Engineering;

      (c) maritime engineering is included in Discipline 291200 Maritime Engineering;

      (d) agricultural engineering is included in Discipline 299900 Other Engineering and Technology; and

      (e) applied hydrology is included in Discipline 300100 Soil and Water Sciences.

Discipline 290900 - Electrical and Electronic Engineering

This discipline covers general electrical and electronic engineering. This discipline has three subjects:

    290901 - Electrical Engineering
    290902 - Integrated Circuits
    290903 - Other Electronic Engineering

    Exclusions:


      (a) Electrical or electronic engineering associated with computer hardware is included in Discipline 291600 Computer Hardware; and

      (b) electrical or electronic engineering associated with communications technologies is included in Discipline 291700 Communications Technologies.

Discipline 291000 - Geomatic Engineering

This discipline covers geomatic engineering. This discipline has seven subjects:

    291001 - Geodesy
    291002 - Surveying
    291003 - Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
    291004 - Spatial Information Systems
    291005 - Navigation and Position Fixing
    291006 - Cartography
    291099 - Geomatic Engineering not elsewhere classified

Discipline 291100 - Environmental Engineering

This discipline covers environmental engineering. This discipline has five subjects:

    291101 - Environmental Engineering Modelling
    291102 - Bio-remediation
    291103 - Environmental Engineering Design
    291104 - Environmental Technologies
    291199 - Environmental Engineering not elsewhere classified

Discipline 291200 - Maritime Engineering

This discipline covers maritime engineering. This discipline has seven subjects:

    291201 - Naval Architecture
    291202 - Ship and Platform Hydrodynamics
    291203 - Ship and Platform Structures
    291204 - Marine Engineering
    291205 - Ocean Engineering
    291206 - Special Vehicles
    291299 - Maritime Engineering not elsewhere classified

Discipline 291300 - Metallurgy

This discipline covers metallurgy. This discipline has two subjects:

    291301 - Process Metallurgy
    291302 - Physical Metallurgy

Discipline 291400 - Materials Engineering

This discipline covers the material sciences and technologies. It includes:

      • ceramics science and ceramics engineering;
      • applied science and technology contributing to polymers and textile compounds; and
      • other material sciences and technologies concerned with composite materials, alloy materials and other materials.

This discipline has eight subjects:
    291401 - Polymers
    291402 - Composite Materials
    291403 - Alloy Materials
    291404 - Ceramics
    291405 - Timber
    291406 - Pulp and Paper
    291407 - Plastics
    291499 - Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified

    Exclusions:


      (a) Polymer chemistry without specific application is included in Discipline 250100 Physical Chemistry (incl. Structural); and

      (b) building materials is included in Discipline 310200 Building.

Discipline 291500 - Biomedical Engineering

This discipline covers biomedical engineering. This discipline has five subjects:

    291501 - Clinical Engineering
    291502 - Rehabilitation Engineering
    291503 - Biomaterials
    291504 - Biomechanical Engineering
    291599 - Biomedical Engineering not elsewhere classified

Discipline 291600 - Computer Hardware

This discipline covers the development of computer hardware including the development associated with physical components for personal computer, mainframe, accessory computer equipment or other purposes. It includes the development of circuit boards and hardware assemblies of computing devices; and also the development of multiplexers, printers, scanners or any accessory related to computers. This discipline has six subjects:

    291601 - Arithmetic and Logic Structures
    291602 - Memory Structures
    291603 - Input, Output and Data Devices
    291604 - Logic Design
    291605 - Processor Architectures
    291699 - Computer Hardware not elsewhere classified

    Exclusions:


      (a) Integrated circuits are included in Discipline 290900 Electrical and Electronic Engineering; and

      (b) modem technology is included in Discipline 291700 Communications Technologies.

Discipline 291700 - Communications Technologies

This discipline covers technologies supporting communications and communication systems. It includes:

      • communication networks and analysis;
      • communication and broadcasting systems;
      • digital systems, optical and photonic systems or any other communication system;
      • antenna technology (incl. that used in remote sensing and satellite technology); and
      • microwave and millimetrewave technology

This discipline has eleven subjects:
    291701 - Antenna Technology
    291702 - Optical and Photonic Systems
    291703 - Digital Systems
    291704 - Computer Communications Networks
    291705 - Microwave and Millimetrewave Technology
    291706 - Broadband Network Technology
    291707 - Modem Technology
    291708 - Baseband Technology
    291709 - Satellite Communications
    291710 - Radio Communications and Broadcasting not elsewhere classified
    291799 - Communications Technologies not elsewhere classified

    Exclusions:


      Data transfer systems used primarily for computing purposes are included in Discipline 291600 Computer Hardware.

Discipline 291800 - Interdisciplinary Engineering

This discipline covers interdisciplinary engineering. This discipline has five subjects:

    291801 - Fluidization and Fluid Mechanics
    291802 - Heat and Mass Transfer Operations
    291803 - Turbulent Flows
    291804 - Nanotechnology
    291899 - Interdisciplinary Engineering not elsewhere classified

Discipline 299900 - Other Engineering and Technology

This discipline covers other engineering and technology not elsewhere classified. This discipline has five subjects:

    299901 - Agricultural Engineering
    299902 - Combustion and Fuel Engineering
    299903 - Biosensor Technologies
    299904 - Engineering/Technology Instrumentation
    299999 - Engineering and Technology not elsewhere classified





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