Want to inspire your students with the exciting possibilities of engineering and IT? Participate in our hands-on activities and workshops at the University of Melbourne. 

2018 schedule

Activity Who is it for? Dates

Programming Challenge for Girls (PC4G)

A series of workshops introducing students to computer programming with ‘ALICE’. Teams are put to the challenge in a PC4G Finale.

Year 9 girls

15 February

14 June

31 October

27 November (Finale)


An exciting competition challenging students to solve problems through computer programming.

Years 7–12 15 March


An exciting competition challenging students to solve problems through design.

Years 7–9 or senior division Years 10–12 15 March

Hands On Engineering & IT

Students take part in interactive, hands-on activities to learn about engineering and technology concepts and issues.

Year 10 April and September

Victorian Indigenous Engineering Winter School (VIEWS)

Held over six days, students gain insight into what it’s like to study and work in engineering.

Year 11 & 12 indigenous students 7–14 July

Girl Power in STEM

Run over four years, this program teaches girls about careers in STEM and builds a community of like-minded individuals through camps, work experience and mentoring opportunities.

Years 9–12 8–11 July (Stage 1 camp)

Amazing Spaghetti Machine Contest

Students put their science, engineering and maths skills to the test in this annual contest, building an elaborate machine that accomplishes a simple task.

Year 10 9 August

Mission Discovery

Team up with a NASA astronaut Dr Michael Foale and NASA leaders to launch your ideas into space.

Years 7–10 24–28 September

Endeavour Engineering & IT Exhibition

Enjoy exclusive access to an exhibition of innovative engineering and IT projects designed by our master’s students.

Years 7–12 18 October

Residential Indigenous Science Experience (RISE)

A five-day residential program in the sciences and applied sciences

Year 9 & 10 indigenous students November

School visits

Introduce students to humanitarian engineering with Engineers Without Borders (EWB) or explore STEM with Robogals.

All years (primary and secondary) Throughout the school year

VCE Algorithmics and Computer Science for High School

Give your students the opportunity to study VCE Algorithmics.

Year 12 students/Teachers Throughout the school year

2018 planner

Engineering and IT annual planner

Download: Engineering & IT 2018 planner 311kb pdf

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