ARES is the Aerospace & Rocket Engineering Society at the University of Melbourne. Through its rocketry and rover teams ARES enters projects into competitions on behalf of the University, giving students an opportunity to get hands-on as they develop and build rockets and rovers from scratch.
Our teams are diverse, consisting of engineers, computer scientists and business students, from undergraduate to masters level. Students involved in our team can look forward to gaining skills and experience that benefits both their studies and professional lives.
As a society, we also run workshops, social events and industry events for the benefit of our general members and run a school outreach program.
See below to find out more about ARES, our projects and team/capstone recruitment.
ARES endeavours to provide our student members the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills practically with hands-on project work, to up-skill and to prepare our students for fulfilling careers in the space industry.
Connections to industry are paramount to these goals and accordingly ARES would like to thank our industry sponsors and partners for their generous contributions to our projects and events.
Their advice on engineering design, effective project management and other technical areas has helped ARES ’ projects be truly competitive entries in their respective competitions, targeting innovative and novel systems/capabilities.
We would particularly like to thank Leap Australia, who provided ANSYS and Onshape CAD to our flagship projects.
Tertiary sponsors and partners
ARES operates to benefit all University of Melbourne students interested in the aerospace industry, proudly maintaining affiliation with both the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT) and the University of Melbourne Student Union (UMSU).
ARES society membership is exclusive to University of Melbourne students, but will remain free as of Semester 1 2021. We welcome students from all degrees, as a passion for aerospace is all it takes to get involved with us!
Non-members can still attend events advertised on our social media, but membership comes with access to our vibrant Slack community, where you can engage in workshops and socialize with other passionate members.
To become a member and get involved, please direct your membership inquiry to either our social media or society email.
To be eligible to join ARES’ projects, you must be:
- A current University of Melbourne student (any degree).
- Willing and able to commit significant time and effort to ARES’ projects.
Applications to the leadership teams of ARES’ flagship rocketry and rover projects are now closed, with project leadership already in place.
However, ARES is always on the lookout for capable and enthusiastic students for our project subsystem teams.
- Aerodynamics subsystem team.
- Avionics subsystem team.
- Internal structures subsystem team.
- Simulations subsystem team.
- Operations & Logistics team
- Robotic arm subsystem team.
- Electrical subsystem team.
- Chassis subsystem team.
- Science payload subsystem team.
- Software subsystem team.
- Media & Marketing team.
Any University of Melbourne student can apply to join our projects but given the nature of our work applications from students with engineering, computer science, science or business backgrounds will be well received.
To apply, lodge an application during our recruitment drives as advertised on social media. If we are not actively recruiting but you are interested in joining our projects, reach out to us as we may still consider your application.
Reach out to us via email or social media regarding:
- Society membership
- Project recruitment
- Supplier & sponsorship matters
- General inquiries
University of Melbourne, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT)
173 Wilson Ave, Parkville, VIC 3010