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High school activities

Accelerate your learning in high school

As you get closer to finishing high school and starting university, you can excel your engineering, programming and project management skills. Our high school outreach activities will place you at the head of the pack.

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Chemical Engineering Work Experience

When: May & September 2022
Years: 10

Hosted at the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, we offer work experience placements for Year 10 students who want to learn more about chemical engineering. 

By participating in our interactive activities, students will gain insight into various industries where chemical engineers work and career pathways for chemical engineers. You'll undertake activities in areas that concern our industry partners. 

Students will also be introduced to cutting-edge research where chemical engineers apply their ingenuity, innovation, and creativity to find solutions to the ‘real-world’ problems that are facing our communities.

While you're with us, you may have the opportunity to see and learn how plasma can be used in water, medicine and agriculture, learn about membrane technology and how this is used to clean and recycle water, and make your own zinc-air batteries.

Year 10 Engineering Program

Year 10 Work Experience student

When: 9 -10 June
Years: 10

The Faculty is hosting a two-day campus visit for keen Year 10 students from a select number of schools to learn more about the following areas of Engineering:

  • Civil
  • Biomedical
  • Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronics
  • Electrical (includes telecommunications and software)

This two-day program is an excellent opportunity for students to learn about engineering and where this dynamic field can take them. Students will develop awareness of engineering as a discipline, career pathways and the Bachelor of Engineering degree. Students will also participate in interactive workshops with our academics and current students and hear from our scholarships team about entry pathways and scholarship opportunities.

Students to be nominated by careers advisor.

Indigenous Australian Engineering School (IAES)

Indigenous student working on robot

When: 4-10 July
Years: 10–12

The Indigenous Australian Engineering School is an annual event established by Engineering Aid Australia.

Open to 25 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students entering Years 10, 11 and 12, the six-day live-in school gives students a taste of engineering as a university course and career.

It involves hands-on and challenging activities within the Faculty of Engineering as well as site visits to engineering companies.

School of Computer Science High School Fellowship Program

When: Feb-July
Years: 9–12

This program is a unique opportunity for high school students to experience studying a first-year university subject, INFO1110: Introduction to Programming.

Run by the School of Computer Science in the Faculty of Engineering, this subject focuses on the foundational principles of coding and software development process, including skills of testing and debugging.

It's a prerequisite for more advanced programming languages, systems programming, computer security and high-performance computing.

Participants can also connect with the industry sponsors via the program.

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Project Management Camp

When: 1 October
Years: 10–12

This online program offers an excellent opportunity for high school students to learn about project management and where this dynamic field can take them.

Students will develop awareness of project management as a discipline, career pathways, our Bachelor of Project Management degree, and hear from our students and alumni about their experience at the University of Sydney. 

They'll also participate in interactive workshops with our academics and experience a master class.

The program includes a virtual site visit to Australia’s leading technology company Atlassian to learn about projects in action.

The program includes talks from industry professionals as well and in the past have included a site tours to Google and Australia’s leading technology company Atlassian to learn about projects in action.

To apply and secure a spot, please RSVP here. Applications close at 5:30pm AEST, 24 September 2021.


Young engineer working

Lunch with a Sydney Engineer

When: 11, 18 and 25 November
Years: 10–12

Join lecturers and academics from across the Faculty of Engineering as they share what engineering looks like for them, what you can expect from studying with them, and answer student questions.

Students can join a session by following the links below at the time of the session: