Construction begins on UWA’s $80m engineering and mathematical sciences building

An artist's impression of the new EZONE UWA building. Picture: Supplied
An artist's impression of the new EZONE UWA building. Picture: Supplied

CONSTRUCTION is underway on an $80 million engineering and mathematical sciences building at UWA.

The EZONE UWA student hub will include three science laboratories, 11 teaching rooms, a cafe and an office space for 150 higher degree students.

UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Dawn Freshwater said it would transform the campus and prepare students for careers of the future.

“Engineering is a significant part of UWA’s history, and was one of the university’s three inaugural faculties in 1911,” she said.

“Since then, the UWA Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences has helped grow, shape and build the state.”

Executive Dean of the faculty Professor John Dell said EZONE UWA would be a go-to destination for industry, government and global research partners.

“The goal is to provide significant opportunities to co-locate with industry and that will start with Foundation Partners BHP and Woodside,” he said.

A number of alumni donors also kick-started the EZONE UWA project, which is expected to open its doors for semester one in 2020.

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