Deakin University's Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training (CADET) will provide some of the best future-focused engineering and design facilities in the Australian university sector and offer the most advanced engineering and design training capabilities in regional Australia.

Imagineer the ultimate solution

CADET will house virtual and real prototyping facilities, allowing creative design solutions to be developed almost seamlessly from imagination to reality to manufacture in a single journey. Be it new wind turbines, medical devices, sustainable infrastructure, alternative vehicles or robotic aids, CADET will provide the key elements to 'imagineer' the ultimate solution.

Enhancing the engineering precinct

Constructed at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, CADET is an extension of the engineering precinct, which has seen a $13.5 million investment. The money was spent between the refurbishment of the engineering labs and facilities as well as providing the areas with new equipment.

Inspiring the discovery of engineering

CADET offers activities, experiences, programs and pathways for young people from Year 8 through to PhD level, and encourage students to gain a new insight into the world of engineering. Through CADET, we will link secondary, VET and tertiary education to demonstrate the opportunities that are possible in engineering and design whilst building aspirations for a career in the industry.

Access to high-end equipment

Featuring more than $6 million of cutting edge technologies and specialist learning aids, CADET represents the pinnacle of engineering education within Australia.  Focused on digital manufacturing, rapid prototyping, 3D modelling and visualisation technologies students, researchers and industry will be able to experience and master the tools and techniques that will take Australian manufacturing beyond the 21st century. Access to such advanced equipment is the corner stone of enabling Deakin students to creatively explore their engineering and design ideas.

Breaking ground

Construction of the $55 million CADET facility has been completed in 2015. This tri-level building houses a range of laboratories, design studios and interactive learning spaces furnished with industry leading technology and equipment that will provide students with the freedom to create and explore.

Unlocking design in engineering

Recognising that design is a primary function of the engineering profession, CADET will emphasise the importance of design, rapid prototyping and modelling in engineering practice. CADET opens the possibilities of design in engineering through project-based collaborative learning supported by state-of-the-art infrastructure to provide the '21st century' reality of engineering.

Push and explore boundaries

CADET will enable students to explore endless possibilities through desktop manufacture and computer modelling, virtual reality environments, 3D printing and world-leading rapid prototyping capabilities. Students will gain practical experience in next generation computer controlled manufacturing systems and processes allowing them to experience tomorrow's manufacturing today.

Addressing the skills shortage

Australia has a critical shortage of engineers to cope with the demand for major infrastructure and technology projects. CADET will help to address this shortage by preparing students with the knowledge, skills and competencies to become the design focused, solution oriented practical engineers of the future.

 CADET is a partnership between Deakin University and the Australian Government.

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