Thomas Brown is a Mining Engineering student at UNSW, and he’s able to take his in-class learnings and bring them to life in the facilities on offer. “We have many different facilities to expose us to an immersive learning environment. The School of Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering has VR technologies as well as a 360-degree 3D cinematic room, which helps expose students to classroom concepts in a virtual real-world setting,” Thomas explains.
UNSW has invested over $100 million in its facilities since 2015. Our facilities allow students, researchers and teachers to embody our core value - doing makes the thinking stronger.
Sinead McCraith is studying a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering/Master of Biomedical Engineering, “The range of facilities have allowed me to extend my learning and research in ways I would never have imagined. The chance to image something as small as a cell moving through a heart stent at very high speeds is baffling and not something everyone can say they have done.”
Jack Sargeant is studying the same degree as Sinead. “The facilities have had a massive impact on my confidence as an engineering student. Having the opportunity to apply what I’ve learnt into designing, building and testing a device, has revealed how much I have learnt throughout my degree and been a very satisfying process.”
Dr Arash Khatamianfar embodies the innovation and problem-solving nature so common at UNSW Engineering. When COVID-19 first required students to transfer to online learning he devised a way for students to remotely access the Electrical Engineering Lab operating sophisticated lab technology from their homes.
Arash is passionate about how these facilities help him be a better lecturer, “I always aim to translate the content I teach into practical experiences during the labs, enabling students to understand the connection between the theory taught in lectures and their real-world applications.”