The University of Newcastle, Australia



    The Makerspace is where makers, designers, engineers, programmers, creatives, avid tinkerers and all can work on projects, collaborate, share ideas, and problem solve.

    It doesn’t matter which degree you’re completing – everyone is welcome!

    The space features -

    • powered work spaces,
    • 3D printers,
    • a sewing machine,
    • tools,
    • a soldering station,
    • lockable storage and much more!

    Opening hours: The Makerspace is open from 7am – 10pm, Monday to Friday and requires swipe card access.

    Location: BSC125 (in the Architecture Precinct)

How do I get access?

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 the Makerspace Coordinator, Priscilla Tan at 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 at
  • 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!