UniSA is re-energising the Mawson Lakes Campus via the new Future Industries institute – a flagship for next generation research in key industries. Plans are being developed to refurbish and re-equip teaching and research facilities focused on the vital areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). This underpins the University’s commitment to the state’s competitive future.
Materials & Mineral Sciences (MM) Building
The MM Building is a catalyst for innovative learning and teaching, as well as high-quality research in the materials and minerals science and engineering hub located at Mawson Lakes.
The building facilitates the engagement between undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students, higher degree research students, leading researchers and industry stakeholders. It provides a flexible, open and creative space aimed at stimulating innovation in relevant areas. The building will ensure the delivery of contemporary practice-based education degrees and internationally significant research.
The 7,300m2 building accommodates 55 academic staff and 45 HDR students and includes an experiential learning studio for use by 120 honours level students. The building comprises a range of laboratory facilities in a unique combination with a series of experiential learning spaces.
- Australian Institute of Architects South Australian Chapter- Jack McConnell Award for Public Architecture 2012
- Master Builders Association South Australia -Excellence in a Commercial/Industrial Building $20M - $50M awarded to Hansen Yuncken
- Master Builders Association South Australia - Excellence in Structural Work awarded to Bianco Precast
- Australian Institute of Building -2012 South Australian Professional Excellence Award
- Australian Institute of Building - 2012 National Professional Excellence High Commendation
Sir Charles Todd (SCT) Building
Mechatronics combines mechanical with electrical engineering and computer science. It has broad implications in areas of robotics and automated machines and vehicles. With a purpose-built mechatronics lab, students can design and then operate sophisticated machines that, when activated, require minimal human intervention.
Instead of building expensive moulds, 3D printers can make prototypes of digital models and can be used to make almost anything from small engine parts to robotic machinery of medical prosthesis. A growing number of printers, are used in our engineering degrees and the possibilities are only limited by one’s imagination.