Engineering Week 2012

Every day of the year, Australian engineers are working hard to make our world a better place, and push the boundaries of what is possible. For seven days in August, Engineers Australia would like to share these stories with you, with an aim to get young minds marveling at just what engineers do for our community, as well as the planet.

Events that will take place nation-wide will cater for both the curious novice and seasoned expert.

School activities for your students:
Engineers in conjunction with the engineering industry and universities will deliver the following free events for high school students and maths and science teachers:
-  Discover Engineering  program - book an engineer to attend your school
Aurecon Bridge Competition
- Robotics Workshop & Competition
- Site tour of AAMI Park Stadium
- Teamwork in Engineering Practice at Victoria University
- M80 Upgrade Bus Tour
- GM Holden school activity
- Behind the Scenes of Defense Force Recruiting
- Arup’s story behind the infinity building (Penleigh and Essendon Senior School)
- Learning from failures – advances in forensic structural engineering
For teachers:
Linking Engineers and Scientists with Teachers short course

To view the full list of free events, seminars and site tours during Australian Engineering Week, visit


Friday 10th August: Discover Engineering Day @ Quantum, Macleod West
Discover Engineering Day is a new initiative stemmed from Engineers Australia Discover Engineering schools program. On Friday 10th August, Engineers Australia will host a half day work shop aimed at Year 9-10 students who will have an exclusive opportunity to take part in a range of hands-on activities and interactive programs which will give insight into the wonderful world of engineering. To register your school please contact Elaina Pittas on 9321 1703 or Groups of up to 20 can be taken from each school. Places are limited so register early!

AEW is proudly sponsored by Davies Collison Cave, Deakin University, RMIT University and Victoria University