Secondary students

Promising young talent that will become the next generation of Australian engineers.

Engineers Australia knows that many of the most successful engineers weren’t merely forged while studying – they began their engineering journey while young, eager and full of possibility. Engineers Australia has partnered with Australia’s Chief Scientist to develop the, Australia’s first centralised national portal for exciting and engaging STEM activities from around the country.

Perhaps your interest and aptitude in science and maths has guided you to engineering. Maybe you love designing and building, or have ideas that will make the world a better place. You might even be driven to engineering by a cause you believe in, such as feeding the hungry or cleaning the world’s oceans.

No matter how you arrived at engineering, know this: as an engineer you will face rewarding challenges, work with brilliant minds, put your skills and talents to great use and shape a future where our tools, vehicles, structures and cities are more functional, efficient and accessible.

The STARportal has been a collaboration between the Office of the Chief Scientist, Engineers Australia, Telstra, AMSI, BHP Billiton and the Commonwealth Bank, in consultation with the Department of Education to ensure all Australian families have access to any and all STEM outreach activities in their area and online.

For girls in Years 7-10 who love to solve problems, are creative, and want to make a difference in the world!

An initiative of Women in Engineering, Experience it! aims to inspire girls to use their creativity and logic; their maths, science & technical knowledge; to solve set tasks.

Zoomed into your classroom, with activities facilitated by University teams from UNSW, USYD, UTS, Macquarie & Western Sydney Universities with the support of Graduate & Young Engineers.

  1. Tuesday 22 February - online
  2. Tuesday 27 September – hybrid delivery with online sessions + on campus at UTS

More information:  [email protected]

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Full day of activities covering many areas of Engineering, and incorporating the Engineering Design Process (Design thinking). 

For all students Years 7-10.

Zoomed into your classroom, with activities facilitated by University students representing Engineers without Borders; Cool Aeronautics; Western Sydney University; and Inst. Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE).


  1. Monday 14 March
  2. Tuesday 31 May
  3. Tuesday 9 August
  4. November date to be confirmed

Proudly Supported By:-

Office of NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer logo Office of NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer
WestConnex Transurban logo WestConnex|Transurban 


More information:  [email protected]


A four day program for Year 12 school students. Students attend lectures at participating Sydney universities, meet with professional engineers and participate in industrial visits.

Tuesday 19 – Friday 22 April 2022


Course is fully subscribed. More Information: [email protected]

The new Winter Engineering School (WES) is a five Day program for Year 11 students interested in exploring the vast opportunities available in engineering. The program includes visits to University campuses and Industry. 

Fully supervised, accommodation and catering packages are available for regional and remote students.

Dates: Monday 4 – Friday 8 July

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A one-week program for Year 11 school students. Students attend lectures at participating Sydney universities, meet with professional engineers and participate in industrial visits.

The Winter Engineering School is supported by the Office of the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer. It is a collaboration between Engineers Australia, Sydney’s leading engineering universities, Rotary Clubs and key engineering organisations. The objective is to give high school students a better understanding of what engineering is and how it works in everyday life.

Throughout the program, the students will meet and interact with professional engineers employed by government, private companies, researchers and academics in a wide range of engineering disciplines. The students will attend lectures/demonstrations at participating NSW universities and participate in industrial visits, providing students with the opportunity to see the different engineering disciplines at work.

Students visit the following universities during the Winter Engineering School:

  • University of NSW
  • University of Technology, Sydney
  • University of Wollongong
  • University of Sydney
  • Macquarie University

In addition, the students will visit engineering sites (site tours) and attend a careers event with engineering professionals, providing the students with the opportunity to ask an engineer questions to assist them in their future studies.

More information: [email protected].

Proudly supported by:

Office of NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer logo Office of the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer


The Engineering Summer School gives Year 12 students (sitting HSC/IB in 2023) a better understanding of what engineering is and how it works in everyday life. Students meet and interact with a range of professional engineers, attend lectures/demonstrations at NSW universities and take part in industrial visits.

Dates: Sunday 11 – Friday 16 December

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The Day of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) gives Australian students a once in a lifetime chance to experience the daily life of a professional in their prospective field.

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A challenge for aspiring engineers!

F1 in schools is an exciting and dynamic challenge for engineering students that involves building and racing miniature cars. This fantastic event gives students from primary school right through to university level the chance to experience many of the fundamentals of engineering including teamwork, design and planning, manufacturing and testing, and of course making your work come to life for the race.

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