Building access and ID cards

Building access

Your student card is automatically programmed to give you access to the University’s main libraries, some study spaces and computer labs:

  • Baillieu library
  • Biomed library
  • ERC library
  • ABP library
  • Giblin Eunson library
  • Physics podium, David Caro building (walkway access)
  • Eastern Precinct Car Park

Graduate students are also automatically granted access to the Graduate Centre in the 1888 building, including after-hours access.

Engineering access

All spaces, with the exception of the Postgraduate Lounge, Postgraduate PC lab and Old Eng North Wing Study Space, do not require swipe to access across normal working hours being Monday to Friday 7am to 7pm. Card will be activated 24 hours after printing. Access will be loaded in bulk for students who are fully enrolled.

Students with active id cards who are fully enrolled by the Friday of Orientation Week, it is anticipated that access will be enabled by end of Week 1. Students with active id cards who are fully enrolled by the Friday of Week 1, it is anticipated that access will be enabled by end of Week 2. Students with late enrolments or id cards printed later in the semester will be captured approximately one week post census date.

For any access issues within the above mentioned timeframes, submit an access enquiry via Student Services portal. If you require access to any special MSE rooms/labs, please do not use the form. Instead read the Questions section below.

What spaces in Engineering do I have access to?

Enrolled in an undergraduate course

Students enrolled in undergraduate courses have access to the following spaces Monday through to Sunday from 7am to 1am:

Building name and number Rooms
Old Engineering (Bldg 173) Access to Study lounges, PC Barn and Design Studios (EDS) 1 to 6, various PCs Hubs
Doug McDonell (Bldg 168) Access to PC lab 5.02
Alice Hoy Building (Bldg 162) Access to PC labs 108, 109 on L1 and 210, 211, 222, 236 on L2. Lift only access to Level 1 after hours.

Enrolled in a graduate course

Students enrolled in postgraduate courses have access to the following spaces Monday through to Sunday from 7am to 1am, as well as all of the above:

Building name and number Rooms
Block D (Bld 176) Access to the Postgraduate Lounge is via Grattan Street or the Engineering Courtyard
Block B (Bldg 175) Access to the Postgraduate PC lab 102
Old Metallurgy (Bldg 166) Access to the study lounges, Design Studios 9 & 10 and 4 syndicate rooms
Old Engineering (Bldg 173) Access to the North Wing Study Space is from Ground Floor north entries or L1 Student Lounge

Questions

I need after-hours access to an Engineering space, how do I get this?

Access to Engineering spaces is programmed directly to your student card. Refer to access key dates in the Engineering access section above.

I need access to a specific lab or room, how do I get this?

Specialty access such as the DnB lab, Software Eng space and other research labs for capstone is arranged automatically via the subject coordinator post week 3. This is arranged via a bulk upload, you do not need to request access.

I need access to a specific lab or room in another Faculty, how do I get this?

If you need access to a specific lab or room that is in another Faculty, your lecturer will inform you and access can be organised through the other Faculty/department.

I am a graduate researcher and need access to a specific lab/room.

You should contact your Supervisor in the first instance who will be able to help with organising access.

Booking of study spaces

Study spaces in Engineering are not bookable. There are a large number of open study spaces available for students to use. Project rooms might be bookable under terms and conditions. Please refer to booking instructions posted in areas where applicable.

Student ID cards

If your card is:

  • Lost
  • Stolen
  • Damaged
  • Faulty, or
  • If you have changed your name

You will need to obtain a new card.

A $50 replacement fee applies where your card is lost, has been damaged (such as through misuse e.g. melted in clothes dryer) or where it has been stolen and you do not have a police report. You remain responsible for any misuse of your card until it has been reported lost, or stolen; for example, the cost of books ‘borrowed’ with the card or any damage to secured labs.

You should contact the library to suspend the borrowing access of your card, and Security/or other relevant department to cancel access to labs. If you later find your student ID card, you can request this access be reinstated via Security.

Contact details for lost or stolen cards

Library (to cancel borrowing): +61 3 8344 0444

Security (to cancel access/reinstate): 1800 246 066