The UQ Innovate maker space facility allows students and staff to collaborate, create, assist and give guidance through the progression of your projects.

With access to a purpose-made design and fabrication facility, UQ Innovate is an immersive learning environment with staff who share a variety of relevant industry skills and experience. 

If you're not sure where to begin? Read getting started, or our frequently asked questions!

UQ Innovate

The makerspace is an open access workshop available to students and staff of UQ to meet, collaborate and create in a purpose-made design and fabrication facility. The space has 16 workbenches available as well as hand and power tools for mechanical fabrication. This space is also used for practical course support.

Equipment available

  • Hand and power tools
  • Laser cutter
  • 3D printing
  • Vinyl cutter
  • Waterjet profile cutting
  • Milling machines (Manual and CNC)
  • Lathes
  • Drill press/tapping
  • Cutting operations
  • Grinding/sanding/polishing
  • Sheet guillotine and folders
  • Welding
  • Industrial robot
  • Basic electronics including soldering and test equipment

Browse our equipment and tools.

Workshop operating hours
8:00am–3:30pm, Monday to Friday

Building: Mansergh Shaw Building (45)
Rooms: 131, 132 & 134

Workshop Supervisor
Robert Holler

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UQ Innovate – Electronics

The Electronics Workshop is available to all staff and students. It is administered by a team of electronic engineers who bring industrial experience directly into a practical teaching environment.

Equipment available

  • Electronic design engineering and consulting
  • Soldering – Through Hole
  • Soldering – Surface Mount
  • PCB Re-work
  • PCB Design and Manufacture
  • Supervisory Control system design and implementation
  • Data Acquisition system development
  • Instrumentation (sensors and signal conditioning) equipment loan
  • Calibration (Temperature, Acceleration, Pressure)

Workshop operating hours
8am–4pm, Monday to Friday

Building: Mansergh Shaw Building (45)
Rooms: 103, 104 & 106

Workshop Supervisor
Malcolm Marker

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instrumentation workshop

Advanced Prototyping Workshop (APW)

The Advanced Prototyping Workshop is a professionally staffed mechanical design and machining facility, equipped with the latest CNC equipment. The team is available to assist students and staff in the development of prototypes and fabrication projects, and they can also advise the best way to design and deliver your next project.

*Staff and students wishing to interact with the APW must first:

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Equipment available

  • Mechanical design engineering (advice or consultation)
  • Design For Manufacture (DOM) advice
  • Prototypes through to custom builds for research and undergrad Pracs.
  • CNC milling (3, 4 and 5 axis)
  • CNC turning
  • EDM wire cutting
  • Waterjet cutting
  • Manual machining
  • Welding (steel, aluminium, Stainless steel)

Browse our equipment and tools.

Workshop operating hours
7am–3pm, Monday to Friday

Building: Mansergh Shaw Building (45)
Room: 111A

Workshop Supervisor
Jason Herriot

Advanced Prototyping Workshop

Staying safe at all times

Your safety is our first priority.

Each workshop and equipment has its own safety procedures that you must adhere to. If the equipment you'd like to use requires training, you must complete the requirements before you are provided access.

Safety and the rules