Hands On Engineering and IT

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Introduce your Year 10 students to engineering and technology concepts and issues through our interactive workshops.

2023 dates


  • Wednesday 12 April, 2023
  • Thursday 13 April, 2023
  • Friday 14 April, 2023

Register now for sessions in April


  • Wednesday 27 September, 2023
  • Thursday 28 September, 2023

*Registrations will open  in early August 2023


Work with us to create a tailor-made schedule for your classroom needs. The below workshops are available:

  • Explore your neighbourhood with a Digital Twin

    In this workshop you will explore your neighbourhood with a state-of-the-art Digital Twin platform. This platform integrates spatial, social and economic data, historic, real-time, and future. This workshop has 2 parts.

  • Making an impact with engineering

    An introductory workshop for those who are interested in engineering. Hear from our current mechanical and electrical engineering students about their studies, the impact they are making through internships and work on a case study using engineering problem-solving techniques.

  • Coding against COVID 19

    Engineers without Borders and Robogals present a workshop for students to engage with sophisticated coding concepts. The overall goal of the workshop is for students to develop handwritten code to navigate a map, with a motivating narrative of improving access to healthcare in developing countries.

  • Ethics of artificial intelligence

    Imagine a runaway trolley raging down the tracks toward five people. You stand at a railway switch with the power to divert the trolley to another track, where just one person stands. Do you do it? What if there is a computer automated to make the decision? Professor Tim Miller discusses the ethics of autonomy using this and other examples.

  • Programming challenge using ALICE

    Alice is an innovative block-based programming environment that makes it easy to create animations, build interactive narratives, or program simple games in 3D. Students will learn logical and computational thinking skills, fundamental principles of programming and enjoy exposure to object-oriented programming.

  • So you think you know maths?

    Professor Andrew Ooi, Mechanical Engineer, and Dr Jillian Kenny, Civil Engineer, demonstrate how mathematics has been used in the fight against COVID 19.

  • Bridge building

    Participants will learn the engineering concepts of bridge building guided by our resident bridge building expert. Materials required: paper, straws and sticky tape and tin-can weights.

  • Demystifying cryptography

    In this session we will look into cryptographic techniques behind secure communication and privacy-preserving data analysis. You will get a chance to “break” simple encryption methods and participate in a protocol for protecting personal information.


Parkville Campus


Email our Recruitment Coordinator: schoolsengagement-engit@unimelb.edu.au


View a photo gallery of the September & October 2018 event

View a photo gallery of the April 2018 event

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