The University of Newcastle has created a new space to give makers, designers, programmers and scientists the opportunity to collaborate on projects and design, problem-solve and share ideas.

Located in the Architecture precinct in room BSC124, this hands-on learning environment is open to any UON student who wants to work on innovative ideas. The space features:

  • Powered work spaces
  • 3D printers
  • Tools
  • Lockable storage - lock away a project that you need to come back to!

How do I get access?

The Makerspace will be open to students from 19 September. Initially it will be open from 9am-5pm, though we hope to open it up for 24-hour access soon.

Students will need to self-enrol in the FEBE Makerspace course and complete the Makerspace Health & Safety Induction Module on UONline. Here's a self enrolment guide (PDF, 3MB). Once you have received your certificate of completion, please email it to Priscilla Tan to request swipe-card access to the space.

Makerspace Student Group

If you'd like to connect with some like-minded students you can also join the Makerspace student group. Initially set up by electrical engineering students in 2012, they are keen to collaborate with students in other areas of study to brainstorm on new projects.

Although you don't need to be a member of the group to use the space, you are welcome to join and enjoy social events and activites hosted by the club.


  • For any enquiries about the Makerspace, please contact the Coordinator, Priscilla Tan.
  • For any enquiries about the Makerspace Student Group, please contact the Group Leader, Mitchell Lew.


The Makerspace was launched as part of the inaugural E+I celebrations in 2018. Check out some exciting moments from the launch!