Join us


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.

Project recruitment

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.

Project Phobos

  • Aerodynamics subsystem team.
  • Avionics subsystem team.
  • Internal structures subsystem team.
  • Simulations subsystem team.
  • Operations & Logistics team

Rover 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.