The Advanced Manufacturing and Design Centre is a state-of-the-art facility that gives researchers and students the opportunity to use the latest manufacturing and design techniques and technologies.

Opened at Swinburne's Hawthorn campus in 2014, the centre is a hub for researchers carrying out world-leading research, education and training.

Virtual tour of the AMDC

Virtual tour of the AMDC

Take a virtual tour of Swinburne's Advanced Manufacturing and Design Centre (AMDC), located at Hawthorn campus in Melbourne. Completed in mid-2014, the AMDC promotes innovation and collaborative learning and functions as a centre for excellence in manufacturing and design.

The AMDC shares its equipment, knowledge and commercial outcome in a collaborative approach that builds strong links across the higher education, research, vocational training and manufacturing sectors. These collaborative efforts enhance Australia’s ability to develop an internationally competitive, highly productive and technologically advanced manufacturing sector. 

The $100 million centre was built with the support of the Commonwealth Government, which provided $40 million through its Education Investment Fund and is our second 5-star green star building, certified by the Green Building Council of Australia.

  • The Advanced Manufacturing and Design Centre at Hawthorn Campus in the evening
    AMDC at sunset
  • large square white building from high above city in the background blue sky
    Aerial drone shot of Advanced Manufacturing Design Centre
  • Two students enjoy the outdoor spaces of Swinburne’s Hawthorn campus as they read course texts.
    Students studying at the AMDC Sky Garden outdoor area in Hawthorn
  • Close-up photograph of AMDC building details
The AMDC was designed by Sinclair Knight Merz (now owned by Jacobs Engineering) and architectural firm WilkinsonEyre.

Research news

  • A rocket entering the space above the clouds
    • Astronomy
    • Science
    • Engineering

    Swinburne scores world-leading tech for space manufacturing

    A multimillion-dollar collaboration between Swinburne and additive manufacturing company Titomic, will enable the creation of lighter, stronger and more capable structures for space, including rocket nozzles and satellite components using ‘green’ titanium.

    Friday 27 August 2021
    • University

    Swinburne early career researchers win ARC funding

    Two of Swinburne’s early career researchers have won significant research grants to explore origami structures and materials, and supporting child victims from re-victimisation and offending.

    Friday 20 August 2021
  • The AMDC building at Hawthorn with trees to the right and clear blue skies to the left
    • University

    Swinburne climbs global academic rankings

    Swinburne has continued to rise in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), placing in the top 300 of the world’s best universities for 2021.

    Monday 16 August 2021
  • Wakefield Gardens at Hawthorn campus
    • University

    Four ARC Future Fellowships for Swinburne researchers

    Four Swinburne researchers have received prestigious ARC Future Fellowships to support work in sexual health, solar fuels, nanoprinting and climate resilient cities.

    Wednesday 11 August 2021
    • Education

    Supporting Pasifika youth with new research collaboration

    A new collaborative research and impact project between Swinburne researchers and the Centre for Multicultural Youth will help support positive outcomes for Pasifika youth communities.

    Monday 21 June 2021

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