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Visualisation and Simulation


Being able to manipulate, become immersed in, or visualise concepts or scenarios that would otherwise be impossible to experience is a powerful way to learn

One of USC’s major strategic strengths within the higher education sector is that it offers some of the most sophisticated teaching facilities in the world.

USC is home to cutting-edge visualisation facilities which were purpose built to provide a hybrid of 2D and 3D virtual reality techniques to allow students to see and interact with complex data in ways that accelerate and deepen their learning.

Explore some of the projects undertaking research in CAVE2 or organise a visit to see some of the visual artefacts firsthand and discover how you too could enhance the learning outcomes for your students using immersive visualisation. Get in touch with the team at

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Visualisation and Simulation for Teaching and Research

Visualisation Studio for Research

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The CAVE2™ Visualisation Studio for Community

Visualisation Studio for the Community

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CAVE2™ Visualisation Studio 

This world class visualisation facility consists of two distinct spaces.

CAVE2™ is housed in the heart of the USC Sunshine Coast campus, with its own bespoke building featuring ample room for 'break-out' sessions and separate presentations areas.

The Visualisation Studio, is home to the 2D/3D Cave2 system along with a number of breakout learning spaces.

Collaboration Studio - Take the virtual tour 

The Collaboration Studio has been designed to foster learning through collaboration in a technology rich environment, capped off with a 3D enabled screen on which multiple sources (table and student laptops, tablets, phones) can be shared.

The Collaboration Studio also includes video conferencing systems facilities for multi-campus teaching.

Engineering Learning Hub

The Engineering Learning Hub (ELH) also provides a standalone building, housing a Structures Laboratory and an Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory.

The Structures Laboratory provides equipment and test facilities for testing a wide range of structural materials, with data capture equipment enabling its operations and demonstrations linked back to the visualisation theatre.

Advanced Manufacturing Lab - Take the virtual tour

The Manufacturing Laboratory contains two large industrial-sized CNC machines; a 5-axis, 24-tool vertical machining centre and a 12-tool lathe. Students are able to program these CNC machines to produce high precision, complex-contoured

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