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What is engineering?

Watch this video to find out what engineering is. What do engineers do? What types of projects do they work on? Think about a problem that you'd like to solve for the world. Now put your imagination into gear and start designing a solution!

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Bringing Engineering to Life: STEM careers

This is a unit of work on engineering, the range of possible occupations in engineering and the future and ethics of engineering. The resource includes: An introduction with teacher notes, student tasks, embedded videos and links to additional resources. The resource aims that students learn broadly about engineering and ...

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Could you be interested in engineering?

Are you interested in learning more about engineering? Take Ashwini's advice and do some research to find out more about the kinds of projects engineers work on. Ashwini says that developing your passion for engineering is the most important thing. What does she say about her experience with maths?

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What is architectural engineering?

Do you know what an architect does? How about an engineer? Architects and engineers must work closely together to construct buildings that are both well designed and structurally sound. Watch this video to see how architectural engineering brings together the two fields.

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Engineering clean rivers

Figuring out how to clean up contaminated rivers is a big challenge. It's also tricky to work out where the most contaminated parts of a river system are and whether its fish are safe to eat. Watch this video and learn how engineering has helped to solve these problems. Why do you think engineers looked to the bottom of ...

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Engineering is not just for maths geniuses!

You don't need to be a big maths brain to become an engineer. Listen as Ashwini Ranjithabalan from Women in Engineering and IT at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) describes how her understanding of maths grew from her interest in engineering. Sometimes understanding how maths can provide solutions to problems in ...

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The cool maths behind engineering

What do the New York Times Square fireworks, a parachute jump from space and renewable energy in Denmark have in common? Maths! Check out this video to discover the role maths plays in all kinds of unexpected places.

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Workmen in the engineering workshop at Daniel Harvey Ltd, c1958

This is a black-and-white photograph of two workmen using the tools of their trade in the engineering workshop at Daniel Harvey Ltd, agricultural machine manufacturers. The men are standing at a wooden workbench, and the older of the two is wearing a hat. The photograph's dimensions are: length 21.5 cm x width 16.3 cm.

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Keeping it cool

How do you prevent a spacecraft designed to orbit the sun from getting too hot? This engineering challenge invites students to design, make and test a capsule to stop chocolate from melting in a high temperature environment.

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Perfect pylons

In this engineering challenge, students are asked to apply their knowledge of materials, forces and structures, build model electrical pylons and test to see how strong their models are.

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Robot agility demo

Can you program a robot to move forward and perform a specific task? Students at Castle Cove Public School explain their robot mission to make levers move up and down to place a ring on a pole.

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'Big Tanks', 1958

This is a black-and-white image from the original negative titled 'Big Tanks', depicting a section of a petrochemical refinery at Altona in Victoria. Shown here are several large storage tanks, chimney stacks with a plume of smoke coming from one, and part of the processing area. The negative is 1.03 cm wide and 10.0 cm high.

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Workman at the drill press at Daniel Harvey Ltd, c1958

This is a black-and-white photograph of a drill press operator machining metal components in the engineering workshop of Daniel Harvey Ltd, agricultural implement manufacturers. The photograph's dimensions are: length 21.5 cm x width 16.3 cm.

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10th anniversary of death of Matthew Boulton medal

Medal, 10th anniversary of death of Matthew Boulton, bronze, engraved by F Pidgeon, made at Soho Mint, Birmingham, England, 1819 Round bronze medal commemorating the 10th anniversary of the death of Matthew Boulton. The obverse has a central effigy of the head and shoulders of Matthew Boulton in 18th century dress with ...

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Digital Careers: Aeronautical engineer

Dr Lauren Burns has always been fascinated by airplanes. When she was younger she wanted to know how airplanes worked, what they were made of and how they could be made even safer. Lauren decided to become an aeronautical engineer. Today Lauren is a composites research engineer at Boeing Research and Technology in Melbourne.  ...

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Digital Careers: Aeronautical engineer #2

Dr Lauren Burns started out wanting to be an astronaut and, though she changed her mind about that growing up, her desire to explore the aeronautical world didn't change. By Year 12 she had her private pilot's licence and soon after university she began working with Boeing. Learn about a typical day for Lauren and why she ...

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Adaptive device design

This activity explores the engineering process behind the development of adaptive devices that serve to help individuals with a wide range of physical challenges adapt to the world and participate fully in society. Students learn about the engineering process to solve problems, and work in teams to improve the design of ...

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Geckos' sticky feet

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to walk up a wall like a gecko? The scientists in this video have observed and studied the properties of gecko feet to develop products that can help us in our day-to-day lives. Can you think of some other special abilities of some animals that we could study and possibly replicate ...

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All about engines

What does 'horsepower' really mean? And how do engines work? Join Luke and Abhi from MIT to find out! As Abhi explains, engines produce power by forcing a mixture of fuel and air into a tight space and then burning it. Piston engines and turbine engines do this in similar, yet different ways. After watching this video, ...

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Wheely good wheels

Wheels are round and come in many sizes, but how does a wheel turn? In this clip we show you how a wheel and axle work together to provide movement.