Put your skills to the test in purpose-built facilities

The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment has industry-standard facilities that support every aspect of your learning. Practise and refine skills that are crucial to your career success, using technology and equipment you’d find on the job.

Get hands-on experience using advanced equipment and tech

Our facilities replicate industry environments. Whether you're pursuing a career in architecture, construction management, engineering, information technology, environmental or marine science – you'll practise your skills in purpose-built facilities and graduate ready to hit the ground running. Explore our:

Industry-standard facilities to get you work ready

Architecture and construction management facilities

Take a look at our state-of-the-art A+B studio, gallery and workshop at our award-winning Geelong Waterfront Campus.

Explore our engineering precinct

Explore Deakin's engineering facilities at our Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus. The precinct houses some of the most advanced and future-focused systems, laboratories and learning spaces in Australia.

Information technology facilities

Learn using the latest technology in fully-equipped computer labs and facilities at our Melbourne Burwood and Geelong Waurn Ponds campuses. We’ve got hardware and equipment, specialised computer software in our discovery lab, plus an amazing robotics lab.

Life and environmental science facilities

Located across our Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waterfront and Warrnambool campuses, we offer contemporary science labs, high-quality and specialised technologies and equipment, and renowned coastlines and environments.

Architecture and construction management facilities

Located at Deakin’s Geelong Waterfront Campus, our A+B Studio space encourages interactive learning, while the A+B Workshop is fully equipped with enviable access to the latest equipment and tools. The A+B Gallery is framed by floor-to-ceiling windows that look out over Corio Bay – the large gallery space is perfect for displaying and exhibiting your work.

A+B Studio

The A+B Studio is a 1050 square-metre space, 12.3 metres high and uninterrupted by posts, partitions or ceiling. The entire space is open and flexible to accommodate your creative projects.

A+B Workshop

Large enough for groups of 30 at a time, our A+B Workshop encourages students, academics and researchers to experiment with a range of innovative technology, materials and processes.

A+B Gallery

Overlooking Geelong's Corio Bay with amazing uninterrupted views, the A+B Gallery is a modern open-plan space providing students, staff and researchers the perfect area to exhibit their work, teach and meet.

The facilities help us to understand the design from conception to completion, as well as the processes involved in completing these projects.

Kelly O’Halloran

Bachelor of Design (Architecture)/Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) graduate

#1 Victorian uni for facilities and resources

Learn by doing from day one in our world-class facilities. As a graduate, you'll enter the workplace with the skills and confidence you need.

Engineering facilities

Throughout your engineering course you’ll have access to our sector-leading facilities, including high-tech equipment, at our Melbourne Burwood and Geelong Waurn Ponds campuses.

High voltage lab

Visitors are dazzled by lightning bolts, but you can use the Tesla transformers in this impressive lab for electrical-related experiments. Deakin invested over $1 million setting up the lab.

Renewable and AusNet electrical engineering labs

Our renewable and AusNet electrical engineering labs house LabVolt modules, transformers, motors and generators to support your experiments.

Engineering fundamentals lab

Learn about the principles of physics using PASCO scientific equipment for physics experiments on friction, spring constants and projectile practicals, and Tecquipment Load Frames for bending and stress practicals.

The hands-on learning, and having the opportunity to put what you learn into practice as part of the course, is unique to Deakin.

Mark Jennings

Bachelor of Cyber Security graduate

Learn on industry-based projects

Our connection to industry extends beyond curriculum and course design to include student placements and projects, research collaborations and our industry advisory group.

Design and product realisation engineering facilities

Facilities to help you turn digital designs and concepts into physical objects for prototyping, visualisation or end use.

Civil and environmental engineering facilities

Conduct a range of tests and research into materials, physical structures and objects, and use purpose-built systems to examine our environment.

  • Civil engineering labs Access soil characterisation equipment and a range of hydrology and hydraulic equipment.
  • Environmental engineering labs Experiment with water quality meters, balances, drying ovens and furnaces, plus spectrophotometers and total organic carbon analysers.
  • Structural engineering lab Use equipment for material and large-scale structural testing, durability testing of construction material, non-destructive evaluation of civil infrastructures and a mechanical workshop for sample preparation.
  • Fluid labs We’ve got the equipment you need to measure fluids, gases, aerosols, environmental emissions and plasmas.

Discover where you could study engineering

Our facilities and lab spaces house some of the most advanced and future-focused technologies and systems in Australia.

Information technology facilities

Our specialised facilities, including the Data science lab and Cyber security lab, combine cutting-edge hardware and equipment with the latest development platforms, programming interfaces and software solutions. Delve into development languages and platforms, programming IDEs, cloud platforms, the latest VR/AR, embedded systems and robotics hardware.

Robotics and Internet of Things Lab

Robotics and Internet of Things Lab

Located at our Melbourne Burwood Campus, the Robotics and Internet of Things (RIoT) lab has the latest in computing, robotics and cyber-physical systems. You can also access professional software products, such as programming IDEs, games engines, VR and content development systems.

Emerging and Educational Technologies Innovation Lab

An immersive VR/AR technology research space with a wide range of sensory immersive research tools, including visual projection and headsets, locomotion, olfactory, auditory and haptic interfaces.


A space for IT students to expand their knowledge beyond IT software and systems into the physical world. Makerspace is an open facility for students to explore building prototypes using electronics, 3D printing, laser cutting, idea creation and product testing.

Life and environmental science facilities

Our campuses are surrounded by some the most diverse biological, marine and coastal ecosystems in Australia. You can assess the health of our environments, conduct sustainability assessments and survey wildlife. We also have advanced equipment and dedicated spaces for scientists, like our aquaculture facilities, biomedical and geographic information systems labs.

Crime Scene House

Located at our Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, the Crime Scene House is a purpose-built simulation facility where you can develop your skills and knowledge in forensic science.

Deakin Genomics Centre

A state-of-the-art DNA sequencing facility, the Deakin Genomics Centre supports our teaching and research activities, and provides small to commercial-scale support, training and services.

Marine vehicles and boats

Our fleet of vehicles include twin cabs, four-wheel drives, station wagons and a light rigid truck for towing our larger boats at Warrnambool. Our research vessel, Yolla, has multibeam sonar, GPS and seafloor mapping systems.

Marine facilities

Perfect for fieldwork, our marine facilities are located near pristine coastal ecosystems at our Warrnambool Campus. You’ll have access to our Queenscliff Marine Science centre, plus an array of on-campus labs – and our research vessel, Yolla.

Marine facilities

Get out into the field from day one

Go beyond the classroom; benefit from hands-on, practical fieldwork experiences in our surrounding lands and waters. From Cape Conran and the Grampians, to the Otways and Queenscliff – you’ll enjoy many different experiences from day one.

Top 1% of universities for global research impact

Be part of innovative research using the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment’s world-class facilities. We work closely with industry partners and the government to put findings into practice.

Our collaborative relationship with the Institute of Frontier Materials provides students with access to the nuclear magnetic resonance facility and a scanning electron microscope.

Research with us

Partner with us

We actively seek industry partnerships and have a range of initiatives to facilitate collaborative engagement, including funding support for joint research, industry PhD scholarships and flexible research agreements to streamline the partnership process.

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Contact us

If you have further questions about our architecture, engineering, IT, marine or environmental science facilities, please get in touch.

+61 3 9251 7777

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