UniSA Mawson Lakes campus is home to UniSA's Future Industries Institute – a flagship for next generation research in key industries. In addition, teaching and research facilities focused on the vital areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) have been redeveloped, underpinning 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, and ensures 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.
Food Vendors and Social Spaces
Buildings MM and A at our Mawson Lakes campus are the places to be social. With outdoor cafe dining areas, indoor seating, a student lounge with kitchen and campus shop The Co-Op, our spaces are a great place to take a break, catch-up with friends or do a bit of study. For a snack visit one of our food vendors on campus, including Brightside Deli, Zambrero or Frankie's Diner.
Areas of study and research
- Health Research
- Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA)
- Centre for Cancer Biology
- Centre for Drug Discovery and Development
- Centre for Population Health Research
- Centre of Research Excellence for the Prevention of Chronic Conditions in Rural and Remote High Risk Populations
- International Centre for Allied Health Evidence
- Medicine and Device Surveillance CRE
- Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre
and Social Sciences
- Art, Architecture and Design
- Communication, International Studies and Languages
- Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy
- Hawke Research Institute
- Asia Pacific Centre for Work Health and Safety
- Australian Centre for Child Protection
- Barbara Hardy Institute
- Centre for Research in Education
- Hawke EU Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence
- Centre for Islamic Thought and Education
- International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding
- Research Centre for Languages and Cultures
- Zero Waste SA Research Centre for Sustainable Design and Behaviour (sd+b)
IT, Engineering and
- Future Industries Institute
- UniSA College