Hands On Engineering

Hands on Engineering is a day-long program for Year 10 students, run during the Victorian school holidays.

Hands on Engineering day offers current secondary school students who are interested in mathematics and science the opportunity to come on campus and experience what engineering is, through interesting hands-on activities, and to see up close what engineers do.

2016 dates

We will be running two Hands on Engineering workshops this year during the school holidays:

  • Friday 1 April (This event is now over.)
  • Thursday 30 June (This event is now over.)

Enquiries

Parents and students

Please let a teacher at the school know who will then need to nominate the student to us.

Teachers

Please email the Recruitment Coordinator: schoolsengagement-engit@unimelb.edu.au

Thursday 30 June program

8.30 – 9.00am
Registration

Please bring your photo consent form with you.

Venue: Student Lounge, Level 1

9.00 – 9.15am
Welcome

You will receive information about studying Engineering at Melbourne.

Venue: Engineering Design Studio (EDS) 1

9.15 – 10.45am
Workshop 1: Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering & Electrical Engineering

A workshop that is multi-disciplinary and so much more fun!

Venue: Engineering Design Studio (EDS) 1

10.45 – 11.00am
Break

Venue: Engineering Design Studio (EDS) 1

11.00am – 12.30pm
Workshop 2: Engineers Without Borders—Humanitarian Engineering

Put your thinking cap on and solve real world engineering problems in the developing world.

Venue: Wet labs

12.30 – 1.15pm
Lunch

A light pizza lunch will be provided on campus. Please bring your own food if you prefer something else.

Venue: Student Lounge

1.15 – 2.15pm
Workshop 3: Melbourne Space Program

Do you know that we have our own space program? Participate in a group construction challenge and learn the principles of design.

Venue: Engineering Design Studio (EDS) 1

2.15 – 3.45pm
Workshop 4: Chemical Engineering

An extremely fun way to learn about osmotic pressure and chemical reactions.

Venue: Engineering Design Studio (EDS) 1

2.15 – 3.45pm
Wrap up

Venue: Engineering Design Studio (EDS) 1

Venue: All rooms are in the Old Engineering Building (173): view map.

Photos from the event

View a photo gallery of the April 2016 event

Bridge across 2 chairs, suspending weights Bridge across 2 chairs, suspending weights Remote controlled vehicle on obstacle course of marbles Bridge across 2 chairs, suspending weights