World's first integrated Simulation Hub
The Simulation Hub houses state-of-the-art simulation devices, enabling research into the way humans perform, from flying, driving to sport, in a controlled environment that mimics the real-world.
Experts are leading research across a wide-range of disciplines using human performance simulation, making the Hub the first of its kind in the world.
This 3.5 million facility houses cutting-edge technology including:
- a virtual reality space
- driving and flight simulators
- a sports and movement lab
- rooms that simulate a bar, office and therapist's office.
Students will have the opportunity to work with top researchers on solving real global issues. Current projects range from designing futuristic interfaces for human-computer interaction, assessing how pilots make decisions in complex, time-critical situations, identifying triggers to excessive alcohol consumption to improving the memory recall of students. Potentially, they could change the way people work, live, play and learn.
“The possibilities for collaborative insights generated by the Hub are immense, and complement Macquarie’s extensive medical simulation facilities, so that simulation now forms a central pillar across the University,” said Professor Mark Wiggins, Director of the Simulation Hub.
Getting a work placement at the Hub through PACE could lead students to work with leading organisations like Cochlear. They will be able to apply what they learn in the classroom and earn credits for your degree.
Projects are planned for students from psychology, computer science, anthropology, physiotherapy, music, media, engineering, marketing, ancient and modern history, education and medicine.