ENG Makerspaces


Located in the Engineering Faculty

The Engineering Makerspaces include three separate Makerspaces within the UNSW Kensington Campus. Each Makerspace is fitted with basic hand tools and power tools, measuring equipment and soldering stations, in addition to specialist machinery and tools depending on the space.

The James N Kirby Makerspace made possible through the generous donation from The Kirby Foundation is set to become the largest makerspace on campus with over 350 metres squared of workshop space. The focus of the James N Kirby Makerspace is on providing students with access to the latest tools and technology paired with comprehensive training opportunities. The machinery and tools within the James N Kirby Makerspace specialises in metal machining and turning, along with other metalworking tools.

The Elec Makerspace is the 3D Printing and Electronics Hub within the Engineering Makerspaces. There are more than 25 3D Printers available for student use, spanning three different 3D Printing technologies. In addition, there are also extensive electronics prototyping and testing facilities available for your next project!

The Renewables Makerspace is the home to the ChallENG Program Student Projects. Ranging from rockets to drones, this Makerspace houses our students innovations to contend in worldwide competitions.


Part of the UNSW Making Network

UNSW is creating the largest network of connected makerspaces and workshops in Australia. A network of genuine collaboration and shared values. These values are centered on the principle of barrier free access to tools and tech for all Students, Staff and External Partners.

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The Engineering Makerspaces are a very hands-on environment. Our staff are constantly engaged with users of our space which means there is a chance that we are not available to partake in discussions about materiality, fabrication techniques or file preparation. For any general enquiries, please email us at making@unsw.edu.au


If you have comments or suggestions about our facilities, processes and support you may email our general use email address making@unsw.edu.au noting that we do not have the capacity to provide fabrication, material and file checking via email - an in person discussion is required for technical advice.

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Engineering Makerspaces

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James N Kirby Makerspace

Willis Annex (J18)

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Elec Makerspace

Electrical Engineering Building (G17)

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Renewables Makerspace

Tyree Building (H6)

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