Faculty of
Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

The First Year Engineering Learning Centre (FYELC, 50-C201) is situated in Hawken Engineering Building and is a multi-purpose space created to enhance the experience of first year engineering students.

Working in a team is an important skill for engineering students, as the engineering profession is collaborative and interdisciplinary.  As such, this collaborative learning space has a relaxed, contemporary design and is fitted with the latest in IT and media facilities to facilitate student interaction, learning and teamwork. The centre promotes the establishment of student networks and helps to smooth the transition from high school to university.

The FYELC is succeeding in providing opportunities for building social networks with the aim of academic enhancement and provides a place to call “home” while on campus.

The centre is staffed by:

  • Ms Lisa Deacon (Coordinator, First Year Student Experience) 
  • Emeritus Professor Caroline Crosthwaite (First Year BE (Hons) Academic Advisor)  
  • Miss Sheryl Owens (Administrative Officer, First Year Student Experience) 
  • 10 FYELC Tutors available online and face to face, Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm (Weeks 1-13 only)
  • 4 FYELC mentors passing on their knowledge to help you adjust to university life.  (Weeks 1-4 only)

For more details, join your dedicated First Year Engineering Learning Centre community blackboard site HERE.  (Available Weeks 1 - 13 under 'My Organisations') 

You will have 24/7 access to the FYELC (50-C201) applied to your student card if you are enrolled in ENGG1100 (Semester 1 only), ENGG1200 (Semester 2 only) or ENGG1211 (Semester 2 and Summer Semester only).  If you are a first year BE (Hons) student and currently not enrolled in one of these course/ s, please email Yr1eng@uq.edu.au or call +61 (07) 3346 7881 for assistance.

Opening Hours

9:00am - 4:00pm Monday - Friday Open - No swipecard needed
4:00pm - 9:00am Monday - Friday Swipecard Access Only
12:00am - 12:00pm Saturday - Sunday Swipecard Access Only


E: Yr1eng@uq.edu.au

T: +61 (07) 3346 7881