Fishermans Bend

Building a world-class engineering and design campus at Fishermans Bend

The University of Melbourne has purchased 7.2 hectares at Fishermans Bend  to build a new campus for engineering and design.

Set to open in 2024, the campus will be a vibrant place of large-scale research and project-based learning, creating new opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration and partnerships with industry.

Just 5 kilometres from the CBD, located in the heart of the Employment Precinct, industrial-scale facilities will expand the practical capabilities of the Melbourne School of Engineering and the Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning.

Students and researchers will collaborate on project-based research with local and international companies in industries such as aerospace, energy, infrastructure, design, built environment, defence, mining, transport and water. Together, we will solve global challenges to realise a sustainable and resilient future.


  • A new University of Melbourne engineering and design campus for innovation at an industrial scale
  • Located just 5km from Melbourne's CBD in the heart of the Fishermans Bend Employment Precinct
  • World-class facilities for the Melbourne School of Engineering, and Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning
  • A unique opportunity for project-based research partnerships with industry and work integrated learning for students
  • Opening at the start of 2024

About Fishermans Bend urban renewal project

Fishermans Bend is Australia’s largest urban renewal project covering approximately 480 hectares in the heart of Melbourne. By 2050, it is estimated to be home to approximately 80,000 residents and provide employment for up to 80,000 people.

Find out more about the government's plan to develop the Employment Precinct , where the University of Melbourne's new campus will help transform the area into a globally significant innovation hub for design and engineering.

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