Institute of Innovation, Science and Sustainability (International)

Welcome to our Mt Helen Campus! Scroll down to find out what's happening on campus during Orientation, including dates and times for sessions and activities!

You'll also find self-paced content, support and resources in our Orientation Hub from 1 February to add to your on-campus experience,

International Orientation

We want you to feel like Federation is your home away from home, so we've designed an extra day of Orientation just for you! We also recommend attending the other orientation days, so you can find out about your degree, general University services, meet more new students and, most importantly, have fun!

International students starting at Federation University this year must attend this orientation.

9 am–12 pm Morning session
Join us for a welcome to campus, enrolment assistance, key health and safety information, ESOS, and a Q&A session.
Room 001, Building C
1–2 pmLunchAlbert Coates, Building U
2–5 pmAfternoon session
Get some essential university information and participate in social activities.
Room 001, Building C

Your program

We've put together a range of cohort-specific info sessions so you can learn about the requirements of your degree, what to expect, and the Institute of Innovation, Science and Sustainability. You'll also get the chance to meet a few of your lecturers and discover the many support services we have available at Federation.

Add this to your must-attend list and learn essential information about your degree.

9–10 amFree breakfast and welcome to campus Start the day with a free breakfast and hear from the Head of Campus, who will welcome you to Federation and outline some of the standout features of your campus. Main Quad
10–11 am Welcome to the Innovation, Science and Sustainability community
Hear from the head of IISS and learn more about the range of options available to you at Fed.
Room 016, Building Y
11 am–12 pm

Program overview
Learn more about your degree and meet a lecturer or two.

Bachelor of Information Technology
Room 209, Building T

Bachelor of Information Technology (Professional Practice)
Room 003, Building C
Join online

Master of Technology
Room 120, Building T

Master of Data Science
Room 210, Building T

Science Programs
Room 016, Building Y

Bachelor of Engineering
Room 017, Building Y

Master of Engineering (Project Management)
Room 139, Building Y

Master of Engineering Technology
Room 135, Building Y

Business Programs
Room 014, Building B

12–1 pmLunch and support services
Enjoy a free lunch and find out about our support services.
Main Quad
1–2 pmLibrary tour
Head to the library for a personal tour.
2–3 pm ActionBound campus tour
Explore your campus and compete for prizes in this app-based scavenger hunt!
Main Quad

Academic skills

Keen to brush up on your academic skills before you start classes? Come along to Get FedReady: academic skills for success to find out how to do research, write assignments, use references, manage your study load, use Federation computer systems and more!

Get ready to smash your first assignment!

10 am–12 pmHopes, concerns & questions
Understanding the question
Finding evidence
Reading and planning
Room 301, Building F
12–1 pmLunchMain Quad
1–3 pmGetting started on your assignments
Academic writing and structure
Incorporating evidence
Student discussion panel
Room 301, Building F

Social events

Celebrate the start of your university journey with new friends during Orientation and FedFest! We've got heaps of fun activities planned to make it easy for you to meet other students and get excited about uni life! We know that being at university isn't just about study – kicking back and connecting with mates is important too.

We've planned two weeks of social events, beginning during Orientation and continuing into Week 1!

Tuesday 21 February

During Orientation, your campus will be divided into different zones – food trucks, entertainment, games, student services, market stalls and more! You'll be able to connect with your peer mentor, try different activities, grab a bite to eat, meet other students and have fun! We want you to get a feel for the Mt Helen Campus vibe and see what Federation has to offer.

Check out the Orientation map below or via Google maps.

Thursday 2 March (11 am–2 pm)

FedFest keeps that carnival atmosphere going through Week 1 of semester! We don't want you to get too serious about study right away, after all! Join us for live music, art activities, sport, competitions, free merch and heaps more!

See our FedFest map below or via Google Maps to find out what's happening.

Enrolment help

You must be enrolled before you can start your classes. It's easy to enrol online, but if you'd like assistance from our friendly staff, come along to one of the Set to Study: Enrolment Pop Up sessions during Orientation.

Unsure how to enrol? We can help!

Tuesday 21 February
10 am–12 pm and 1–3 pm

Find your way around campus

View the Mt Helen Campus map (pdf, 3.1mb)