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Participate in our hands-on activities and workshops and be inspired by the exciting possibilities of Engineering and IT!

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2021 schedule

Download: 2021 calendar for schools

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. NCSS 2021 will run Friday 3 – Sunday 12 January 2021 (inclusive) at the University of Sydney. Due to COVID-19 restrictions the University of Melbourne node will not run in 2021.
Students commencing year 11 or year 12 in 2021 3–12 January 2021

Girls’ Programming Network

The Girls’ Programming Network is a group of women and girls into computer science, programming and information technology. We run workshops once per school term for highschool girls! We’ve written games, made interactive websites and taken apart computers!

Year 8–12 girls Term 1: Sat 27 March
Term 2: Sun 16 May
Term 3: Sat 31 July
Term 4: Sun 24 October

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

8–9 April
22–23 September
29 November–3 December

Work Experience Week

Year 10 21–25 June 2021

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 4–9 July 2021

Girl Power in Engineering & IT Residential Camp

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 4–9 July 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 5 August 2021

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 28 October 2021

Residential Indigenous Science Experience (RISE)

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

Year 9 & 10 indigenous students 6-10 December

Academic Experts in Schools

Ask an engineering academic to help out with your STEM project in the classroom.

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

Contact us

Email: schoolsengagement-engit@unimelb.edu.au to find out more or get involved.