"It’s exhilarating to see the vision that’s been created for ThreeC+. Classrooms structured for discussion, a cutting-edge prototyping playground, dedicated community space - it’s infrastructure that will enable Western Engineering to deliver truly innovative learning and the best student experience. Students have been involved in the process from start to fi nish and the design reflects that brilliantly."
Tom Grainger, Year 5 Mechatronic Systems Engineering and Business 2016/2017 UES President
From the beginning, our students have been active participants in the design process of ThreeC+. When asked what was most important to them, they responded with:
New learning spaces will include computer labs, case study-style classrooms, student meeting rooms, prototyping maker spaces, and design group spaces for our first-year and capstone design courses.
Zones for different needs
Lounge spaces for socializing, quiet spaces for study, and working spaces for group learning with furniture and layout conducive to support wireless connectivity and electrical power needs.
Opportunities for research projects sooner
The building will provide expanded experiential learning in laboratory, design and collaboration spaces. As students want to be exposed to research methods earlier in their studies, we will be integrating the mechatronics research areas with the undergraduate lab spaces so that students are exposed to the newest advances from research.
Small group project areas
Breakout rooms where students can access flatscreens with their laptops for group design, editing and presentation practice.
In the Design Studios through equipment and furniture that can be configured to accommodate various design groups.