Far North Queensland Engineering Link Project

Event Phone: 07 3102 7394

    20/07/2017 - 21/07/2017
    8:45 am - 4:00 pm


Proudly hosted by James Cook University, this is our sixth event in Cairns.

An Engineering Link Project is a two day event for Year 11 and 12 students who are interested in finding out what engineering REALLY is!

Everyone will participate in two, full-day workshops in different engineering disciplines.  Each workshop is designed to challenge your creativity, your knowledge of the maths and science you are learning at school, and introduce you to the engineering paradigm.

A professional engineer will outline their career and what a day in the life of an engineer is, then present you with a problem or scenario that you will have to solve in small teams.  You will test materials, complete design calculations and submit a proposal.  If approved, you will construction your solution.  The engineer will evaluate each solution against the criteria and declare the winning consortium.

Students can choose from 4 different disciplines over the two days, providing a unique and valuable insight into this exciting career.

During the two days, students will also experience JCU Engineering, working in labs and getting a feel for university life.  This is worth the price of admission on its own.

From outside Cairns?

Supervised accommodation is provided at Cairns Student Lodge (a short walk from the JCU campus).  Students will be escorted to and from the university each day, and fully supervised by qualified teachers in the evening.  An extra nights’ accommodation (before the event) is also available (at an extra cost).  The price includes breakfast (for each night’s accommodation) and dinner.



Venue Phone: 0400258938

14-88 McGregor Road, Smithfield, Cairns, Queensland, 4878, Australia

As part of the Division of Tropical Environments and Societies, the College of Science, Technology and Engineering is the home of JCU's expertise in the physical sciences, chemistry, earth sciences, and engineering to form a strong grouping uniquely placed to tackle the grand challenges facing the tropical world.

The College of Science, Technology and Engineering is establishing a new programme in Electronic Systems & Internet of Things (IoT), as part of the Bachelor of Engineering, to be offered at JCU's Cairns campus from 2016.  The undergraduate IoT program will be the first in Australia and will combine the study of electronic engineering with internet technologies, wireless communications, sensor devices, industrial design and cloud computing.The College is led by the Dean, Professor Paul Dirks.