Learn about the diverse range of engineering, technology and design courses courses available at Flinders’ Tonsley campus. Tour the facilities and get hands-on with our cutting edge technology. Our lecturers will present course-based activities and be available to answer your course and career questions. Tea, coffee and nibbles provided.
Information Session, Tour & Activities
Each Open Night will begin with an information session on the wide range of engineering, technology and design courses available at the Tonsley campus, along with information on your future career options. Campus tours and a choice of interactive activities will follow, including:
Design: 3D printing, design your way out of a problem
Design gives form to manufactured products and services, with a focus on human needs. Everything you use every day has been designed by someone, somewhere. Design is all about problem solving. Get hands on with the 3D printer for a problem solving session.
Robotics: Meet our robots, Baxter & Sawyer
Meet our robots, Baxter and Sawyer and see them in action. Become familiar with other members of the Flinders robot family including the UR5 robot on the automation line.
Maritime Engineering: Boating without a driver
Watch our unmanned marine vehicles in action.
Cybersecurity: What’s going on under the surface?
With the rise of the personal use of the Internet, Social networks and Cybersecurity are two of the biggest issues on the minds of many. But are things as bad as some think… or are they worse? What is actually happening in the world of cybersecurity?
Mechanical Engineering: Warman Project
See a demonstration of this year’s Warman Design and Build Competition robots built by Flinders’ 2nd year Mechanical Engineering students.
Biomedical Engineering: Virtual reality
Demonstrates Virtual Reality you can feel that we are using to improve clinical teaching by enabling surgeons to practice on virtual patients. Creating the next generation of medical simulations needs super-computing power from GPUs. These technologies also enable new types of computer gaming and remote collaboration.
Simulation and Serious Games: Game technologies for non-entertainment purposes
Serious game technology is being used across many industries from health to training, advertising to recruitment, simulation to education. The skills of a Serious Games developer could see you working on large projects simulating the command and operation of a naval warship or smaller projects including, building educational games for tablets and smartphones.
This session will introduce the concept of Serious Games and their use across many disciplines. You will then get some hands-on experience with a commercial game engine and build the foundation of a first person shooter game.
Civil Engineering: Test your strength
Watch a demonstration of the properties and strength of common civil engineering materials including concrete and timber. Australian standard tests will be performed using state of the art equipment.
The suitability of these materials for various building and structural applications will also be explained.
How to Get Here
The Flinders’ Tonsley Campus is at 1284 South Road, Clovelly Park.
The campus is just moments from the Southern Expressway and just 20 minutes by car from the Adelaide CBD. There is plenty of free parking available on site.
Trains regularly run to the new Tonsley train station and buses run frequently to and from the Tonsley campus, along South Road. Check the Adelaide Metro timetable: www.adelaidemetro.com.au