Building a World-class Engineering Campus


  • Building future engineering and IT leaders by creating a 21st century campus located 5 kilometres from the city.
  • Part of Australia’s largest urban renewal project across two municipalities, Fishermans Bend will be located in the City of Melbourne and the City of Port Phillip.
  • Focussed on green industry and innovation. Buildings will hold very high ratings around energy use, recycling and waste management, aligned with the University’s Sustainability Plan.

The University of Melbourne has purchased land at Fishermans Bend to establish a new campus and expand the Melbourne School of Engineering.

Set to open in the early 2020s, the new campus will enable engineering and IT students and academics to connect and collaborate with leading local and international organisations, across the transport, energy, manufacturing, water, food, mining, defence and infrastructure sectors.

The new campus will feature large-scale research platform facilities, such as wind and water tunnels, smart grid technologies, electric vehicle and engine propulsion testing, as well as autonomous vehicles testing. It is the ambition that these facilities will drive research and innovation to address socially and environmentally poignant issues affecting the world.

View of the interior of an industrial factory with engineers and builders testing sophisticated equiment including a robotic arm.

The location of the Fishermans Bend campus will allow students and researchers to collaborate with world-leading local and international companies in industries such as aerospace, automotive design, defence, energy, food, infrastructure, mining, transport and water.

(Artist's impression)

An architectural drawing of the Fishermans Bend engineering campus with green grass, individuals socialising in informal outdoor settings, the campus is lively.

Co-location amongst world industry leaders in design, engineering and technology will enable seamless, intellectual collaboration between students, academics and industry practitioners.

(Artist's impression)

Individuals enjoying the campus outdoors including a cafe, a bicycle track and a pedestrian lane. The image shows people relaxing, collaborating and socialising harmoniously.

(Artist's impression)