2016 OPEN DAY HIGHLIGHTS
Plan your day for more infomation sessions and displays
Take a 20-minute flight through the solar system and beyond in the Swinburne Virtual Reality Theatre. Watch a range of short 3D astronomy movies produced by the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing’s talented in-house animation team.
The Science of Science Fiction
Presented by Alan Duffy
In Aliens we learnt that in space no-one can hear you scream, yet Star Wars showed us space battles that were excitingly noisy. Which movie is right? And does it even matter if it’s wrong?
Join Swinburne astronomer and astrophysicist Dr Alan Duffy as he explores the science behind classic Hollywood blockbusters – those that got it right and those that didn’t.
Visit the Swinburne games arcade to play the latest offerings from our games courses! Find out more about our courses from academic staff and chat to current students about their experiences. Learn about the theory and practice of game design
Factory of the Future
Swinburne’s Factory of the Future provides organisations with state-of-the-art facilities to explore ideas for manufacturing next-generation products. Students work with industry partners to design and build prototypes quickly and sustainably. Discover how our students helped change Melbourne’s tram design by working with Public Transport Victoria. Try out the 3D visualisation and design studio, the Zed space and see 3D printers in action.
Earthquake Structure Simulation, Smart Structures Laboratory
See our new Multi-Axis Substructure Testing system in action – the only one of its kind in the southern hemisphere. Learn how this equipment has been used to help test structures in Christchurch after an earthquake.
Carbon Fibre Strengthening, Smart Structures Laboratory
Find out how strong carbon fibre-strengthened concrete columns can be as we place pressure on them until they explode! Learn how Swinburne has used this technology to inform engineers working on the West Gate Bridge.
Carry out a pre-flight inspection of our Cessna 172 training aircraft in our aviation laboratory before taking to the virtual skies in Victoria’s only Redbird flight simulator. The simulator replicates the modern digital cockpit that our students learn to fly in. Find out where a Swinburne aviation course could take you!
Discover an incredible range of products and services all designed and created by Swinburne students and graduates. Browse fashion and accessories, homewares and cosmetics, jewellery and artwork. Meet our talented students and graduates and find out how a Swinburne qualification can help you bring your entrepreneurial dream to life.
Film and Television, Animation, and Screen and Media – screenings and Q&A
Meet students and graduates from university and vocational education courses in film and television and animation. Enjoy screenings of student films throughout the day.
Follow the Journey: Student-built CNC Machine
Check out the computer numeric control (CNC) machine built by two of our robotics and mechatronic students. The machine can create parts for any industry – watch it in action as it etches aluminium iPhone 6 cases. Chat to the students about their incredible project.
Take a break from the Open Day rush and join us in the Business Hothouse! Enjoy some refreshments while chatting with current and past students who have worked with some of Swinburne’s leading industry partners.
Moot Court Case
Aspire to become the next Harvey Specter or Alicia Florrick? Watch how it’s done as our law students play the roles of Senior and Junior Counsel and present their submissions in a case of alleged negligence to the bench in the Swinburne Moot Court.
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