Building 56, the Ronald Mackay Building, was built on a former factory site for TAFE engineering departments in 1974. It houses the School of Engineering.
Ronald Mackay was principal of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology from 1952 until his death in 1963.
The planning of the building was initially for four floors, but due to the increased numbers in the TAFE sector, an additional two floors were added.
Transport and access
Catch a tram at the intersection of Queensbury and Swanston Streets.
Trams running along Swanston Street include routes 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67 and 72, from which you can connect to the train at Melbourne Central or Flinders Street.
Visit the Public Transport Victoria website for more information and connecting services in your area.
No on-campus parking is available for visitors, but you’ll find many commercial car parks a short walk away. Metered street parking is also available nearby, but note the time limits and clearway restrictions.