Maker Mentor Program

Maker Mentor Program

Students learn about new and existing technologies in the field of rapid prototyping, and extend themselves by applying this knowledge to teaching their fellow students and advancing projects being built by MCIC staff and collaborators. Through teaching and being involved in the various projects at MCIC they will be exposed to a large variety of real world problem solving.

Maker Mentors are trained in the use of all equipment in the MCIC makerspace, this includes 3D printers, laser cutters, shoptools and basic electronics. They use this training to help untrained students to make use of the equipment in a safe and practical way.


Maker Mentors assist less experienced students in the use of equipment in the Makerspace and help develop innovative projects.

How to get involved

Open to all students with an interest in Making. Interested students can express their interest in person at the MCIC or via email.


Maker Mentor


All Maker Mentors receive one on one intensive training by MCIC qualified staff to a high level of competency. They are trained in the use and maintenance of 3D printers and laser cutters, soldering, basic electronics, and basic woodworking.


Semester 2, Weeks 1-13, 2 hours per week, 26 hours total commitment.


Availability of activity

Semester - weekdays

Type of activity

Peer tutoring & mentoring

Provider of activity


Interest area

Arts & design, Tutoring & mentoring

Skills required and/or developed

Critical & analytical thinking, Cross-cultural & global citizenship, Event & project management, Leadership, Team work & networking

Contacts and more information


The Michael Crouch Innovation Centre (MCIC)


Melinda Wimborne, Design Coordinator



For more information about co-curricular activities see UNSW Advantage.