North Queensland Engineering Link Project

Event Phone: 07 3102 7394

    17/07/2017 - 18/07/2017
    8:45 am - 4:00 pm


Proudly hosted by James Cook University, this is our twenty-third year in Townsville.

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 6 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 Townsville?

Supervised single-room accommodation is provided in a student college at JCU.  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: 07 4781 4435

1 James Cook Drive, Townsville, Queensland, 4811, Australia

Engineers combine mathematics and science with communication skills, critical thinking and management skills to design and develop products and solutions for real world problems. From designing computer chips to constructing dams – engineers work ultimately to advance society.

Engineering at JCU commences with a common first year, than offers a choice of engineering specialisations to students in their second year. The degree requires twelve weeks of paid, industry-based placements providing students with valuable industry experience and contacts. Engineering design, project management, team work and effective communication are incorporated throughout the program. The capstone to student learning is the final year engineering thesis project, which gives candidates the opportunity to carry out a significant research or design task, under the leadership of a supervising member of academic staff. JCU graduates are highly sought after by employers, with most of our students finding employment in their final year of study