University of Melbourne Magazine

Fishermans Bend turbocharging innovation

  • The University will build a new, sevenhectare campus at Fishermans Bend, Melbourne, as part of its almost $1 billion commitment to create a world-class engineering school for the 21st century.

    The new campus – just five kilometres from the city and within the old General Motors Holden site – is set to open in the early 2020s and will be the centrepiece of Australia’s leading precinct for advanced manufacturing, design, engineering and technology excellence. Initially, 1000 engineering and IT students and academics will be based at the campus, where they will collaborate with companies across industrial sectors as diverse as transport, energy, food, mining, infrastructure and water.