A bold new arena for Macquarie University Engineering students
Engineering students at Macquarie University now have access to sophisticated and high-class learning facilities with the launch of the newly refurbished engineering laboratories.
At the recent opening, Vice-Chancellor Professor S Bruce Dowton noted that throughout the last 10 years, the Bachelor of Engineering program has grown quickly with close to 1,000 students currently enrolled.
With the university’s ambitious program hoping to double enrolments by 2020, Professor Dowton said it was imperative that Macquarie facilities are world-class to enhance students’ learning experiences.
The Macquarie University Engineering School is committed to excellence in research, learning and teaching, and industry engagement. The school offers an integrated cross-disciplinary engineering program, with particular focus on electronics, communication systems, mechatronics and mechanical engineering. There is an emphasis on supported learning in both the undergraduate and graduate programs, with a high ratio of tutors per student, and state-of-the-art facilities. Macquarie research staff are internationally recognized and leading in a number of areas including antenna design, next generation wireless communication systems, and microelectronics. Recent growth has been into the areas of biomedical, mechatronics, and nano-materials engineering.