Victorian Indigenous Engineering Winter School

Our number one priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of the community and we will continue to follow expert government and health advice regarding COVID-19 as we maintain momentum to deliver VIEWS 2021.

Enjoy working with your hands, to fix or create things? Like to solve problems and stretch your mind? Keen to make the world a better place and address things like climate change?

Whether you want to craft air and space travel of tomorrow, advance MedTech and health outcomes, or code your way to become the next tech billionaire, engineering may be for you!

What is VIEWS?

The Victorian Indigenous Engineering Winter School (VIEWS) is an exciting program for Year 10, 11 and 12 Indigenous students that will expand your perspective on all things engineering. Over six days you will get an insight into what it’s like to study and work in engineering, information technology and tech — and it may not be what you think.

You will have the opportunity to learn about the different pathways available to become an engineer and hear first-hand the inspirational stories of Indigenous engineers and engineering students. By the end of the week you will have an appreciation of what an engineer does and how they can impact society and improve the lives of people across the globe.

Who can attend?

VIEWS is for Year 10, 11 & 12 Indigenous students enrolled in Maths or Science subjects. 

This program may be just what you’re looking for if you:

  • Enjoy problem solving and finding practical ways to overcome challenges
  • Like taking things apart to find out how they work
  • Are interested in the latest technologies
  • Want to use your skills to help shape the future

What's involved?

  • Living on campus at the University of Melbourne
  • Industry site visits to companies across Melbourne to experience engineering in action
  • A day exploring the campuses and engineering study options at four top universities;
    • The University of Melbourne, RMIT University, Swinburne University and Monash University
  • Taking part in;
    • Hands-on workshops that will expand your mind and develop the problem solving and design skills used every day by engineers
    • Activities that provide an insight into the global challenges that engineering can address in areas such as climate change, renewable energy, land and resource management, robotics, technology and medicine

What does it cost?

There is no cost to attend. All expenses are covered including travel to and from Melbourne, meals and accommodation.

When is it?

    VIEWS 2021 dates to be confirmed.

Further information

    Please contact:

    The VIEWS Coordinator:
    Telephone: +61 3 8344 3208

Privacy and data

  • Privacy and data collection notice

    The information you provide in the application form will be used to administer your enrolment in the Victorian Indigenous Engineering Winter School. The information collected will be used by authorised staff for the purposes of which it was collected and will be protected against unauthorised access and use. If you do not provide all the information requested on the application form, it may not be possible to provide a Confirmation of Enrolment for the VIEWS program. You may access any personal information you have provided to the University by contacting 13 63 52. The University of Melbourne is committed to protecting personal information provided by you in accordance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic). All information collected by the University is governed by the University’s Privacy Policy. For further information about how the University deals with personal information, please refer to the University’s Privacy Policy or contact the University’s Privacy Officer at



2019 Principal Sponsor

Metro Tunnel, Design and construction, John Holland, Lendlease, Bouygues Construction Australia

Gold sponsors

Bronze sponsors

Philanthropic supporter

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Sponsorship opportunities

    Please contact:

    Hope Perkins
    Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
    Telephone: +61 3 8344 3208

2018 Sponsors

    Google, John Holland, BP Australia, ARUP, SYPAQ, Honeywell and participants Defence Force Recruiting.

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