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 first-year experience of engineering students.

This 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. This in turn promotes the establishment of student networks, and helps to smooth the sometimes difficult transition for students from high school to university.

Working in a team is a necessary skill for engineering students, as the engineering profession is collaborative and interdisciplinary.  Feedback has confirmed that 93% of students use the space for group work. Also, a majority of students have used the learning centre to ask a fellow first year they didn't know for help. The FYELC is succeeding in providing opportunities for building social networks with the aim of academic enhancement. Our students enjoy having the FYELC as a place to call “home” while on campus.

The centre is staffed by a First Year Manager (Ms Lisa Deacon), dedicated first year academic advisor and student enquiries officer. FYELC tutors are available weeks 1-13 including SWOTVAC covering multiple engineering disciplines (timetable available on the FYELC Facebook page and in the FYELC).  Additionally, the centre provides two Mentors at the beginning of Semester 1 and Semester 2 who will pass on his or her knowledge and help you adjust to university life during your first initial weeks at UQ.


Opening Hours

9:00am - 4:00pm Monday - Friday Open
4:00pm - 9:00am Monday - Friday Swipecard Access Only
12:00am - 12:00pm Saturday - Sunday Swipecard Access Only


Email: Yr1eng@uq.edu.au

General Enquiries: (07) 3346 7881

Manager: (07) 3365 3678