As you begin to build your knowledge of maths, science, computing and engineering during Years 9 and 10, why not advance your skills through our exciting high school outreach programs?
When: 14–16 September 2020
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 learn about plasma and how it can be used in medicine and agriculture, learn how to make membranes to clean and recycle water, and see chemistry in action by making liquid nitrogen ice cream.
When: July 2020
Through this one-day intensive workshop on campus you will discover more about the range of disciplines and careers available in engineering.
You'll experience the latest technologies while participating in hands-on activities, visiting laboratories and an industry site. Places are limited.
Applications are now closed.
When: One night per week during school term
The University of Sydney hosts a high school student robotics team competing in the international First Robotics competition.
The team includes students from a variety of Sydney high schools who work together to build a robot to compete in a sports-like competition.
By participating, you will learn valuable skills in programming, robotics, building, project management, leadership and communications.
When: 12–18 January 2020
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.
When: July dates TBC
The Indigenous STEM Workshop is a week-long residential program for Years 10 and 11 Indigenous students to strengthen their STEM subjects, showcase further study opportunities, and give insight into career prospects.
The program entails study skills sessions, hands on activities, and industry site visits to showcase various careers and opportunities in engineering, medicine, science, and other STEM areas.
This is an invitation-only Propel activity.
When: Four times per year
A program run by girls, for girls, this one-day workshop gives you the opportunity to develop games, learn about digital media, sound, image and video manipulation, and even create smart phone applications.
The tutors are a mix of university students and professional software engineers from companies like Google and Atlassian.
When: 27 July 2020
A five-week online competition, the NCSS Challenge gives you the opportunity to learn and try out computer programming. We’ll teach you how to program as we go along, rather than expecting you to be an expert already.
If you’re a seasoned coder, we have something for you too. The problems range from relatively straightforward to mind-bendingly hard.
When: 3-4 October 2019
This two-day on-campus program offers an excellent opportunity for high school students to learn about project management and where this dynamic field can take them.
Students will hear from one of our alumni, Sam Woods (BPM, MMgT), Manager for Business Transformation Portfolio at Westpac Group.
They'll also participate in interactive workshops with our academics and current university students.
The program includes a site visit to Australia’s leading technology company Atlassian to learn about projects in action.
Applications will open soon.
When: April 2020
As part of this program, research mentors will support teams of four students from year 10–12 to identify a short-coming of current medical technology and apply the skills of bioengineering to design a solution to that problem.
Participants will present at the University of Sydney and hear from distinguished speakers from the university and industry. The winning teams will be awarded prizes and research opportunities.
When: February–July 2020
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.