Opportunities for Future Students

 

Be inspired to explore a career in engineering

An important part of the Women in Engineering program is raising the awareness of engineering as a potential career option for girls, and shattering the perception that engineering is a profession for men involving hard hats, physical labour and heavy machinery. Engineering is actually an extraordinarily diverse field, and UNSW has an illustrious history of female graduates making impact in the areas of medical science, environmental stewardship, world health and energy innovation. These engineers require lateral thinking, creativity, problem-solving and management skills.

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Workshops and Presentations Delivered in the Classroom
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Events for High School Students
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Women in Engineering Scholarships
Workshops and Presentations Delivered in the Classroom
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Inspiring engineering workshops for students

Our current engineering students run a variety of interactive and thought-provoking workshops across all engineering disciplines, which are designed to provide students with a basic understanding of engineering and how it affects the world around them. 

To request a school workshop at your school, make a request through the USTEM portal here.

Women in Engineering presentations

We also visit schools to create awareness of the career pathways engineering offers and to encourage girls to study STEM subjects. We would love the opportunity to come to your school and talk about Women in Engineering at UNSW and the amazing careers of our female alumni! 

To request a presentation at your school, contact our Women in Engineering Manager, Sarah Coull: s.coull@unsw.edu.au

Events for High School Students

WIE Summer Camp

Monday 7 January – Wednesday 9 January, 2019

A three-day residential experience for female year 11 or 12 students to learn more about the different engineering disciplines. Participate in hands-on workshops, industry site visits, careers panels, and a networking function with professional engineers. This is a special way to meet likeminded friends before you even get to uni!

Want further information about the 2019 Women in Engineering camp? Download our Guide + FAQs here.

Exploring STEM Careers

July 2019

A three-day holiday program designed to provide female year 10 students with an insight into the careers and workplaces of scientists and engineers.
Registrations open April 2019

Women in Engineering Scholarships
Undergraduate Scholarships

UNSW provides Women in Engineering industry scholarships to support high-achieving female students throughout their degree. The scholarships are open to women studying any engineering degree and provide successful applicants a stipend of $10,000 per year for the duration of their degree.

UNSW is offering 15 Women in Engineering Scholarships for 2019, including:

Carnival Australia Women in Engineering Scholarship 
Available in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering 

Boral Women in Engineering Scholarship (2 scholarships) 
One available in Mining Engineering, one available in Civil Engineering 

John Lions Women in Engineering Scholarship 
Available in Computer Science Engineering 

Tidswell Family Women in Engineering Scholarship (2 scholarships) 
One available in Photovoltaics & Renewable Energy Engineering, one available In Environmental Engineering 

A&D Gotthard Women in Engineering Scholarship 
Available in any engineering discipline 

David Beale Women in Engineering Scholarship 
Available in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering 

Alexandria Ada Lam Women in Engineering Scholarship  
Available in any engineering discipline 

Angus-Leppan Women in Engineering Scholarship 
Available in any engineering discipline 

Charles Warman Women in Engineering Scholarship 
Available in Mining Engineering or Petroleum Engineering 

Faculty of Engineering Interstate Female Scholarship (2 scholarships) 
Available in any engineering discipline 

Faculty of Engineering Rural Female Scholarship (2 scholarships) 
Available in any engineering discipline 

To apply: 

Go to scholarships.unsw.edu.au 

Search for “Engineering” in the keywords 

Apply for all scholarships for which you are eligible 

Scholarship applications close in September 2018 

More info on scholarships here

Postgraduate Scholarships

The UNSW Women in Engineering Research Scholarship was established to assist women of high academic achievement with an interest in a research and/or an academic career in engineering. UNSW Engineering offers two Women in Engineering Top-up Scholarships every semester. See our Research Scholarships page  for more information.