Want to inspire your students with the exciting possibilities of engineering and IT? Participate in our hands-on activities and workshops at the University of Melbourne.

All University events have been postponed or cancelled

In light of the emerging COVID-19 situation  and continuing policy statements from the State and Federal Government, the University is adopting  a series of changes to reduce rates of infection in the community.

The health and wellbeing of our community is of paramount importance. Therefore,  all University events have been postponed or cancelled from midnight, Tuesday 17 March 2020.

Please check the individual event listing for specific details of cancellation, postponement or online alternatives.

The University will continue to follow expert health advice and will continue to make decisions about its activities which are in the best interests of the health, safety and wellbeing of the entire University community.

Thank you for your understanding as we endeavour to keep our community members safe during this uncertain time.

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2020 schedule

Activity Who is it for? Dates

NCSS Summer School

The National Computer Science School (NCSS) is a ten day summer school that brings together talented young people from around Australia for an intensive course of computer programming and website development at university.
Students commencing year 11 or year 12 in 2020 3–12 January 2020

Programming Challenge for Girls (PC4G)

A series of workshops introducing students to computer programming with ‘ALICE’. Teams are put to the challenge in a PC4G Finale.

Year 9 girls 17 September
Finale 26 November

Code Masters

An exciting competition challenging students to solve problems through computer programming.

Years 7–12  

The BiG Day In

Big Day in helps students obtain more information IT and technology careers to help them make a better informed decision about their future

Year 10–12


Hands On Engineering & IT

Students take part in interactive, hands-on activities to learn about engineering and technology concepts and issues.

Year 10

School holidays

30 September and 2 October

30 November–4 December

Girl Power & Work Experience Science Week

Years 9–12  

Victorian Indigenous Engineering Winter School (VIEWS)

Held over six days, students gain insight into what it’s like to study and work in engineering.

Year 11 & 12 Indigenous students  

Girl Power in Engineering & IT

Run over four years, this program teaches girls about careers in STEM and builds a community of like-minded individuals through camps, work experience and mentoring opportunities.

Years 9–12 Camp - 17 - 20 January 2021

Amazing Spaghetti Machine Contest

Students put their science, engineering and maths skills to the test in this annual contest, building an elaborate machine that accomplishes a simple task.

Year 10 October

Endeavour Engineering & IT Exhibition

Enjoy exclusive access to an exhibition of innovative engineering and IT projects designed by our master’s students.

Years 7–12 22 October

Residential Indigenous Science Experience (RISE)

A five-day residential program in the sciences and applied sciences

Year 9 & 10 indigenous students November

Academic Experts in Schools

Academic Experts in Schools is a volunteer program that facilitates partnerships between high schools and the Melbourne School of Engineering.

All years (secondary) Throughout the school year

School visits

Introduce students to humanitarian engineering with Engineers Without Borders (EWB) or explore STEM with Robogals.

All years (primary and secondary) Throughout the school year
Implementing the Digital Technologies curriculum in Victorian primary schools

An exciting 10-week professional development program for Victorian primary school teachers involved in Digital Technologies teaching and learning across levels 3–6 of the Australian Digital Technologies curriculum.
Victorian primary school teachers of Digital Technologies to levels 3–6. Term One 2021

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