Location and campuses

Find out about our three main campuses where Engineering teaching, facilities and labs are based.

An aerial view of City Campus on Grafton Road

City Campus

Engineering City Campus

Street address

20 Symonds Street
Auckland 1010
New Zealand
Location map (Google)

The City Campus is where most of our undergraduate teaching takes place. It’s also home to some specialist labs and the new multi-disciplinary learning spaces (MDLS). The latter have been open since March 2017 and several undergraduate classes are taught in there. 

This campus is also where our newest Engineering building, purpose-built for students, is situated. After years of investment into refurbishment, design and build, it now stands proudly on Grafton Road and is also accessible via the Symonds Street entrance. Opening in late 2019, the building provides tailor-made spaces to support learning, accommodate larger student cohorts, and encourage multi-disciplinary collaboration. Find out more about our new building.

Newmarket Campus

Engineering Newmarket Campus

Street address

314-390 Khyber Pass Road
Auckland 1023
New Zealand
Location map (Google)

While our main Engineering building is located on the City Campus, many of our postgraduate students are based at our Newmarket Campus.

This state-of-the-art property is a hub for multidisciplinary research activity, where valuable industry links are forged. The campus consists of four interconnected buildings, as well as a large, custom-built civil structures testing lab, which houses the shake table – used in earthquake testing –and the largest ‘strong wall’ in Australasia.

Opened in 2015, the campus contains around 3,000 pieces of specialist equipment and purpose-built research and lab facilities. It operates with environmental sustainability in mind, so energy saving initiatives – such as making maximum use of natural light and ventilation – are important and contribute to a creative atmosphere and comfortable working space. This is where many ideas can be conceived and groundbreaking solutions will be designed.

Grafton Campus

Street address

85 Park Road
Auckland 1023
New Zealand
Location map (Google)

Grafton Campus is situated in the central city suburb of Grafton — largely occupied by the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences — opposite Auckland Hospital and adjacent to the Auckland Domain. Logistically, it is located in between the City and Newmarket campuses, making it accessible either on foot or via public transit. By 2020, most of our labs are hosted within City and Newmarket Campuses, though some large-scale food processing equipment are still based in Grafton Campus.

Ardmore Field Station

This 10.5-hectares of pastoral land in South Auckland is currently used as a field site for meteorological and radio research. Due to its size and location, researchers are able to conduct large-scale experiments on the site that are not possible on our major University Campuses.

Research at the site began with long-distance radio communications, before evolving into ionospheric physics and later antenna testing and meteorology. More recently, research has centred on microwave and acoustic remote sensing, along with ozone and solar radiation measurements in overcast environments.

The site has two fully instrumented state houses that provide space to conduct research into building environments. Examples include measuring the effect of solar heating on interior temperature and humidity. Researchers are also looking at the impact of unvented gas heaters on moisture accumulation and carbon monoxide rates.

You can get more information on Ardmore Field Station by emailing our Facilities Coordinators