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Experience Engineering Day

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RMIT University, City campus

Building 80 (Swanston Academic Building), Level 2, Room 7

445 Swanston St

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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Interested in a career in engineering but not sure what type you want to study? This free one day event gives you a taste of engineering at RMIT by taking part in different workshops.

What are the different types of engineers? What do different engineers do?

There are many different career opportunities for engineers, and at RMIT there are a number of different programs you can study. But how do you work out what is right for you?

At the RMIT Experience Engineering Day, you'll get to try out four different fields of engineering through hands-on workshops. This might help you decide the type of engineering that's right for you, or expose you to an area you haven't even considered.

You’ll also get the chance to check out the City campus and meet current RMIT students to chat to them about their experiences.


Who should attend?

This workshop is right for you if you are in year 10, 11 or 12 and are interested in a career in engineering but you're not sure what type you want to study.


Workshops details

  • Aerospace engineering - Rogallo wing model
    Using basic materials like paper, sticky tape and straws, you'll design and build a working model of the Rogallo wing. Teams will compete to see which model can glide a distance of more than four times their height.
  • Biomedical engineering - What is biomedical engineering?
    In this workshop, you'll undertake two different activities.
    1) Microfluidics - You'll learn about the flow of liquids inside small-scale channels, which is called laminar flow. You'll also learn about small actuators such as pumps and mixers, which are used for drive and control of flow within those tiny structures.
    2) Tracking of limb motion - You will learn how sensors can be used to track the motion of human limbs and how this can be used to make precise limb function assessment.
  • Civil engineering - Non-destructive testing
    Evaluating the safety of engineering structures such as bridges, buildings and towers is a challenge faced by civil engineers. In this workshop, you’ll get the chance to guess the strength of concrete to win a prize.
  • Electrical engineering - The wonder of electromagnetism: build your own motor and discover why it turns
    In this workshop you will explore the principles of electromechanical energy transfer through a series of interactive demonstrations. You will then use these principles to build a simple DC electric motor, winding your own armature coil and installing it into a fixed magnetic field created by permanent magnets.
  • Electronic and telecommunication engineering - The wireless spy: FM bug
    You'll put together a wireless microphone using FM transmissions that can be picked up by a standard FM receiver (radio). You'll learn about the radio spectrum, FM transmissions, carrier frequency, and learn some tips on how to do soldering of small electronic components for the wireless (FM) microphone.
  • Environmental engineering - Contamination and clean-up of groundwater
    You will investigate a real world scenario of a polluted of an underground water supply. You’ll need to work with your team to design a solution to the problem and think of the best way to clean it up using a sand tank model.
  • Mechanical and automotive engineering - Crash testing for dummies and crashworthy vehicle design
    Mechanical engineering involves the planning, design and development of machinery, solving problems and improving the machines used in our everyday life. In this activity you will have fun designing and crash testing a model.

You'll get to take part in four of these workshops, depending on the group you register for.


Groups and workshops

Group 1

  1. Aerospace Engineering
  2. Mechanical and Automotive Engineering
  3. Electrical Engineering
  4. Environmental Engineering

Group 2

  1. Biomedical Engineering
  2. Civil and Infrastructure Engineering
  3. Mechanical and Automotive Engineering
  4. Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering

Group 3

  1. Civil and Infrastructure Engineering
  2. Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering
  3. Biomedical Engineering
  4. Aerospace Engineering

Group 4

  1. Electrical Engineering
  2. Environmental Engineering
  3. Civil and Infrastructure Engineering
  4. Biomedical Engineering

Group 5

  1. Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering
  2. Aerospace Engineering
  3. Environmental Engineering
  4. Electrical Engineering

Group 6

  1. Environmental Engineering
  2. Biomedical Engineering
  3. Aerospace Engineering
  4. Mechanical and Automotive Engineering

Group 7

  1. Mechanical and Automotive Engineering
  2. Electrical Engineering
  3. Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering
  4. Civil and Infrastructure Engineering

There are only limited spaces in each group, so once they book out, there will be no more spaces available. Please just book into your next available preference.


For further information

Please contact Melinda Dziedzic
E: sehmarketing@rmit.edu.au
T: 03 9925 3699

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Building 80 (Swanston Academic Building), Level 2, Room 7

445 Swanston St

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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