Our bold new engineering and design campus at Fishermans Bend will bring research to life at an industrial scale.

The University of Melbourne has purchased a 7.2-hectare site in the heart of the Fishermans Bend Employment Precinct to build a world-class engineering and design campus for large, experimental research, hands-on learning and collaboration with industry.

Planned to open in 2025,  Stage 1 of the campus will be a super hub for innovation purpose-built for the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT) and the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning (ABP), with space for industry to co-locate.

Large, interactive spaces, state-of-the-art facilities and a vibrant innovation environment will transform the education experience and push the boundaries in research and development. Here, industry, students and researchers will  work together to solve social and environmental issues affecting the world, for a sustainable and resilient future.

Innovation for a sustainable future

At Fishermans Bend, our students and researchers will collaborate with industry to tackle real world challenges with a focus on sustainability. We will explore, develop and test innovations in renewable energy, water, affordable sustainable housing, sustainable transport, climate resilience and more. Learn about the type of research we will be focusing on at Fishermans Bend campus.

Location - Australia's #1 innovation precinct for engineering and design

Fishermans Bend provides a unique opportunity to build a world-class campus alongside industry in the heart of what will become Australia’s leading innovation precinct for advanced manufacturing and design. Located alongside leading Australian companies, the campus will create a thriving public realm where industry can colocate and connect with our talented researchers and students. The University will be a catalyst for the transformation of the area, and will deliver $4.253 billion to the economy and create over 11,000 new jobs to 2040 (Acil Allen independent forecast).

Read more about the Government's plans for Fishermans Bend

Campus development timeline

Stage 1 opens
2025

New industrial scale innovation hub for 4,000 staff, students and partners of:

  • the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
  • the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning.
Stage 2 opens
~2027

Campus population 7,000 staff, students and partners

Stage 3 opens
~2032

Campus population 10,000 staff, students and partners

Contact us

For more information, email the project team at fishermans-bend@unimelb.edu.au