The Melbourne School of Engineering (MSE) is investing $450 million as part of its vision towards 2025 to develop entrepreneurs, experts and technologies to transform the future. The MSE is partaking in three major initiatives, the refurbishment of the existing Engineering Precinct in Parkville, the building of a new engineering campus in Fishermans Bend and collaboration with Melbourne Connect.
New Student Spaces
The north wing of the Old Engineering building has been converted into a contemporary and informal student space. Students now have dedicated places that enable them to work individually or as a group, supported by digital technology students can engage and collaborate with peers and industry partners.
Research space for human movement
To advance biomechanical and biomedical research, the MSE have installed the only Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment (CAREN) in Australia into the Engineering Workshops. This technology will be used for a variety of applications including to conduct research such as in rehabilitation, test patient groups and explore specialised fields.
Upgraded Melbourne University Racing Garage
The upgraded Melbourne University Racing (MUR) garage will house a diverse cohort of students who partake in a 12 month design cycle to assemble a combustion and electric race vehicle from scratch. Each year, approximately 45 senior engineering students work with and mentor 50 junior engineering students to equip them with the skills to lead in future years.
Creating flexible and collaborative spaces by testing a range of workspace options for staff and students in the Space Lab on level 3 of Block D (building 176). Different teams and configurations are tested within the spaces and the data collected is used to inform the design of future workspaces to facilitate engagement, collaboration and innovation.
Restoring the western façade of our Old Engineering building
The façade has been restored to preserve the history of the Old Engineering building which has been the home of Engineering at the University since 1901.
Demolishing Old Radiation building
The Old Radiation building has a long history and was the physical grounds for medical research. In recent years, the structure has fallen into disrepair as a result the building has been demolished and the remaining space will be used as a connection to the New Student Precinct.
- New teaching and research spaces;
- New computing labs on Level 1, and renovation of research labs on Level 4 and 5 of Electrical and Electronic Engineering;
- New wet laboratory in Chemical Engineering 1 Building;
- New human computing interactions lab in Doug McDonell; and
- Computer labs located in Alice Hoy relocated to 207 Bouverie Street.