Virtual reality and augmented reality research and development at our school represents so much of what is important to us: innovation, industry partnerships and high-quality education.

These innovations culminate in a vision that creates industry-relevant experiences, which travel far beyond the textbook - and directly to the heart of experiential research and learning.

Our competitive advantage

  • World leading VR Suite facilities
  • More than 20 VR and AR modules for mining safety, mining system and technology research and training
  • Coupled with advanced numerical modelling packages
  • In-house software and module development capacity

Recent research projects

  • Industry sponsored research projects, from both hard rock and coal mining sectors
  • International collaborative research projects with various research institutions

Facilities & infrastructure

  • EPICylinder Immersive VR Theatre
  • VR Headset and AR platforms
  • More than 20 VR and AR modules

Our partners

  • Newcrest
  • Northparkes Mines
  • Vantage Interactive Pty Ltd
  • SeePilot
  • University of the Witwatersrand
  • University of the Pretoria
  • RWTH Aachen University

Our people

Contact us

For more information, contact Dr Chengguo Zhang.

E: chengguo.zhang@unsw.edu.au