Schools

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.

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Download: Engineering & IT 2019 calendar [PDF]

Download: Engineering & IT events for schools [PDF]

2019 schedule

Activity Who is it for? Dates

Melbourne Computing Summer Camp (MCSC)

Step into the dynamic world of computing and digital technologies at our free summer camp

Students commencing year 10 or 11 in 2019 20–23 January 2019.

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

21 February

13 June

30 October

26 November (Finale)

CodeMasters

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

Years 7–12 14 March

Hands On Engineering & IT

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

Year 10

School Holidays

4 & 5 June

30 September to 4 October

Girl Power & Work Experience Science Week

Years 9–12 24–28 June

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 6–13 July

Girl Power in Engineering & IT

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 7–10 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 8 August

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 24 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 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

27 November (Finale)

Hands On Engineering & IT

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

Year 10 School Holidays

Residential Indigenous Science Experience (RISE)

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

Year 9 & 10 indigenous students November

SuperHack Camp

SuperHack is an engineering hackathon for young women in years 10 and 11. Competing in teams representing their school, student learn the technical and engineering skills to solve a design challenge.

Presented by the Melbourne University Electrical Engineering Club, this event will help students understand what it means to be an engineer and how women are making waves in the industry. Working with University of Melbourne student mentors, participants will devise a solution to the hackathon challenge and prototype their idea.

For more information contact Emily Dioguardi on info@melbsuperhack.com

Download: Schools information pack [PDF]

Year 10 & 11 girls 1–2 December

Hands On Engineering and IT Workshops (school excursions)

Teachers are invited to bring a group of students to experience Hands on Engineering and IT workshops and be part of life of campus for a day. Teachers should submit a expression of interest form for one of the days ASAP.

Year 10 Monday 3 – Friday 7 December

Contact us

Email: schoolsengagement-engit@unimelb.edu.au to find out more or get involved.