Information for parents & carers

Information and links for your future engineer.

Engineers Australia is committed to all future engineers, from the youngest enthusiasts to those hard at work in university. We're here to help you and your child with the resources and insight you'll need to make these important life decisions. You are devoted to your child’s advancement, and we are here to provide you with the insights and resources you both need.

With guidance and understanding, children who are curious, creative and bright become competent and focused professionals. For engineers, changing the world is not an abstract concept but rather a result of their endeavours as thinkers, designers and builders of modernity.

Engineers Australia will help you encourage and inspire a future member of Australia’s most trusted profession – engineering.

Engineers Australia's role as the voice of engineering

Engineers Australia is focused on the advancement of both the individual engineer and the engineering profession as a whole. We care about all stages of the engineer's journey, especially the introduction and exploration phase. This is where young students take their first steps towards higher learning and career-driven activities that will influence their future.

As major proponents of early and continued science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, we support the cause of one of Australia’s most treasured resources – bright students set to engineer a better world.

We work with teachers and advisors to help prepare students to attend tertiary courses and we are also the trusted accreditation body for those same courses. We provide engineers who are just starting out with a variety of options for continued development.

As a parent or guardian, you are a young engineer’s biggest influence. And we are your ally in the effort to guide their interest in engineering. Below you will find a summary of programs we have either created or recommend.

 

Resources for primary and high school students

Resources for primary school students

Resources for high school students

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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In a first for the Northern Territory, secondary students are getting practical experience and first-hand access to industry under a new program called the sySTEMic Collaboration’.

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The Honeywell Engineering Summer School gives NSW high school students 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.

The 2020 program has been postponed.

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A one-week program for Year 11/12 school students. Students attend lectures at participating Sydney universities, meet with professional engineers and participate in industrial visits.

The 2020 program has been postponed.

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Open to female school students from Years 7 – 10 from NSW & ACT.  If you like designing solutions to problems, want to contribute to society and make a difference to the world – come and see what engineering is about!

The 2020 program has been postponed.

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