Engineering and Technical Support Group
School of Information Technology & Electrical Engineering

Laboratories belonging to the School are situated in 3 locations: Axon Building (47), Hawken Building (50) and GP South (78).  Please refer to the laboratory access page for further information.

Risk Assessments have been carried out with regard to normal activities in each of our laboratories. condition of entry.

Laboratory Access for Students

Computer Rooms

  • Access to teaching computer rooms is automatically allocated and is dependent upon course code.

Teaching Labs

Research / Project / Thesis Labs / Electronics Engineering Laboratory (50-S309)

Computer Rooms - are managed by the IT Infrastructure Group

Research / Project / Thesis labs - are managed by the Engineering & Technical Support Group.

You are required to familarise yourself with the Laboratory Rules before entering any of the School's laboratories of computer rooms


Potential Hazard Ratings

Each laboratory has been assigned a potential hazard rating result in Low, Medium, High or X High rating

LOW Indicates lab activities are associated with the use of computers only Standard undergraduate access hours: 24/7 access is granted at discretion of the School
MEDIUM Indicates lab activities are associated with general low voltage (60VDC / 40VAC max) experiments / projects / equipment consisting of an oscilloscope, DC power supply, function generator, soldering station and/or assorted hand tools and/or PC. Standard undergraduate access hours: access is granted from 08:00 to 22:00 (7 Days) at the discretion of the School
HIGH Indicates activities may be associated with all of the above and/or hi-voltage (from low voltage to 350VDC / 240VAC max) experiments / projects / presence of dangerous moving or rotating parts. Standard undergraduate access hours: access is granted from 08:00 to 18:00 (5 Days) at the discretion of the School.  (Supervision is required when working with hi-voltages)
X-HIGH Indicates activities may be associated with all of the above and/or experiments / projects / involving extra hi-voltage (greater than hi-voltage). Standard undergraduate access hours: only granted with 100% supervision and at the discretion of the School

Potential hazard ratings are used by the School to assess supervisory requirements and the number of hours that access may be granted.  A low rating does not, in any way, imply the lab has a risk free environment in which to work.

Information regarding the general risk assessment and the potential hazard rating will appear on the door to each lab.