Each space in the UNSW Makerspace Network is unique. Some spaces are targeted towards teaching and research activities, and others support entrepreneurship throughout the UNSW community and beyond.
Please explore our Makerspaces to understand which spaces best suit you and your project. UNSW Making aims to foster collaboration at all levels throughout the University community and we encourage everyone to get involved in the Network.
The Design Futures Lab aims to inspire exploration, innovation and research into fabrication, emerging technologies and design theories. The lab is committed to delivering high impact research and equipping students with knowledge and skills to develop projects from early concept design to resolution.
Design Futures Lab is a teaching and research lab and a very hands-on environment. Making is integral to all the disciplines of the Built Environment through the creation of physical artefacts that support the analysis, understanding and design of our environment.
MCIC, part of UNSW Founders Program, is a hub for student entrepreneurs, innovators and makers which specialises in prototyping for start-up ideas and entrepreneurial activities.
Through the diverse range of workshops and programs offered, MCIC is committed to providing students with the essential skills in creative thinking and problem solving, making and prototyping to enable students to identify, design and make solutions to real world problems.
Located in the Faculty of Engineering, 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.
Students are encouraged to upskill on all equipment in our Makerspace in order to have full control over their own projects and at the same time garner real world experience of machine and fabrication technologies. We encourage experimentation in both materials and fabrication techniques and have mentors, academics and technicians ready to help.
Located in the Engineering Faculty, it is the Tyree Makerspace aims to give every student a hands on making experience. In this Makerspace, students are encouraged to tinker, prototype and fabricate.
Tyree Makerspace has three distinct Labs each of which houses a unique group of machines, materials and making possibilities. Various badge training is required to gain access to our wide range of Labs and Machines.