David Harvey

Dr David Harvey

Senior Lecturer

School of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.

David is a Senior Lecturer in “Engineering Systems and Mechanical Design”. He has a background in mechatronics and robotics, with deep industrial experience in systems, particularly early-stage systems engineering for significant socio-technical systems. His research interests include mobile robotics to further human endeavour in science and agriculture, as well as engineering practice in digital engineering and early-stage design.

Mobile Robotics

  • Agricultural
  • Biologically inspired
  • Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
  • Disaster response


  • Digital engineering methods (including Model-Based Systems Engineering, digital prototyping and digital twin)
  • Concurrent engineering
  • Interdisciplinary systems research - Establishing a "Systems Research and Teaching Community of Practice" with academics from across the university



  • Introduction to Engineering (ENG 1001)
  • Engineering Systems Design and Professional Practice (MECH ENG 3027)

Masters by coursework

  • Systems Engineering 1 (MECH ENG 7056)
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83134499
  • Email: david.harvey@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering South, floor 2
  • Room: S2 09
  • Org Unit: School of Mechanical Engineering

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