Monash Makerspace is a state-of-the-art fabrication and prototyping centre at Monash University’s Clayton campus. It forms part of the ‘Monash Smart Manufacturing Precinct’: a series of integrated, contemporary spaces that facilitate smart manufacturing innovation and an ecosystem of convergence between students, researchers, industry and enterprise.
The Makerspace is a hub for youthful ambition where students engage with and develop skills for future manufacturing. It enables creative, active, and participatory learning for interdisciplinary project teams including the award-winning Monash Motorsport student team and Monash High Powered Rocketry team. A series of formal and informal build and workspace zones, it includes areas for machining and fabrication, as well as spaces for material-testing that encourage students to fabricate using high-performance resins. This purpose-built, collaborative environment is a dedicated space to dream, design and make, enabling students to engage with authentic projects and develop skills for their future careers.
On the building’s eastern edge, a native landscape and pedestrianised Exhibition Walk replaces a roadway and loading areas and interfaces with the Woodside Building for Technology and Design. It builds on the university’s vision for a pedestrian-oriented campus that places learning, teaching and research ‘on show’ in the campus public realm.
Join a tour led by Brand Architects and the Monash University Faculties of Engineering and Information Technology. Gain unique access to the development processes of manufacturing innovation and prototyping for ambitious projects. Visitors are encouraged to also visit other Monash Clayton sites and make an afternoon of it!
Images: (1-2) Monash Makerspace workstations. (3) Workshop opening to adjacent landscape. (4) Makerspace workshop. (5) Student team developing Mars rover prototype. All photos: courtesy Monash University
Time & Date
Tours run 12.30pm, 1pm
Running for 20 minutes. Bookings not required. Tour group capacity is limited and operates on a first come, first in basis.
Accessible parking nearby
23 College Walk, Clayton, Monash University VIC 3180