InspireU Senior Engineering

Engineers develop imaginative and visionary solutions to improve the world we live in.

The InspireU Engineering camp provides an opportunity for 20 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from across Queensland to participate in a number of field-specific activities that are designed to provide insight into studying engineering at UQ and the wide range of career and study options available to engineering students and graduates. 

The camp includes a range of informative and interactive activities such as touring UQ's engineering precinct, a visit to the visualisation room where students familiarise themselves with a virtual depiction of an open-cut and underground mine, as well as hands-on engineering workshops in the field of aerospace engineering.

Cost and travel

The reasonable cost associated with attendance at the camp, including board, meals and program activities plus transportation to and from UQ St Lucia campus where required, will be met by UQ. Participants may wish to bring a small amount of spending money.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible to participate in InspireU Senior Engineering, students must:

  1. Be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent;
  2. Be enrolled in schooling in Year 11 or Year 12 in 2018;
  3. Be enrolled in Overall Position (OP) subjects and eligible for an OP score; and
  4. Have school attendance rate of 90% or greater.

Preference will be given to students currently studying at least one or more of either Physics, Chemistry, Math. Students will be selected from a competitive process and will be assessed on their academic standing in addition to their attendance and behaviour.

How do I apply?

To apply for the InspireU Senior Engineering residential camp (“the program”), you need to submit a completed Application Form and provide some additional information that will support your application. This includes:

  • A completed Application Form including:
    • the signed consent of one of your parents or guardians; and
    • the signed consent of your school principal and/or senior school representative; and
  • A copy of your FULL school report from 2017; and
  • A written reference from your referee supporting your application (i.e. referee letter).

Please ensure that your responses to the identified criteria questions remain within the word limit.

For more information

Contact the ATSIS Unit on (07) 3365 6665 or send an email to inspireu@uq.edu.au with the subject title being InspireU Senior Engineering Program.

Download application

Senior Engineering form

InspireU Senior Engineering dates

Program dates
Sunday, 14 January to Friday, 19 January 2018

Applications open
Monday, 16 October 2017

Applications close
Friday, 1 December 2017

Applicants notified 
Friday, 8 December 2017