This year, the Women in Engineering (WE) team are bringing our annual Explore Day to you.

While 2020 looks a little different right now, our purpose remains the same – we're looking to connect with high school students who are keen to learn more about the vibrant and diverse field of engineering.

This two-hour show is available on-campus at UQ, or at your school, and will be individually tailored specifically for your high school as we show you what studying engineering at UQ looks like and explore the new changes to UQ's engineering program.

The day is designed for Year 10–11 students and will include hands-on activities, live sessions and a chance to win lots of cool prizes!

Run by our Women in Engineering Leaders, who are current students studying a range of different engineering specialisations, you’ll learn first hand what it’s really like to study engineering and discover the diverse range of exciting careers available.

What does the day involve?



What is involved?


Sun Smart Code


You will get to be a Health Engineer by developing a UV detection device to alert the user of high exposure to UV by learning basic coding to program an Arduino, and learn about the electrical components behind the scenes to trigger LED sensors based on UV exposure.


Food Engineering: Keeping the crunch in low-fat potato chips

We talk about the research conducted at UQ, by two Chemical Engineers - Dr Heather Smyth and Professor Jason Stokes on what keeps the crunch in low fat potato chip


Floating House


Unpack a variety of issues related to construction and civil engineering with consideration to humanitarian design for communities in need.


Design Thinking


Learn about design thinking principles and why communicating your thinking through design and prototyping is essential in engineering team work and problem solving.


Meet an Engineer on-site


We’re going to connect LIVE with a recent graduate from their workplace so you can see first-hand what life is like as an engineer!


Panel Event


Meet our wonderful WE Leaders and Engineers from industry - our Program Partners Energy QLD.


The Explore Engineering Show will be on the road from 27 October–6 November 2020

The Explore Engineering Show is available to come to your school or can be held on campus at UQ in Term 4 2020, or in 2021.