Engineering Students @ Work CHALLENGE - Akorn Educational Services
Engineering Students @ Work CHALLENGE

The Engineering Students @ Work CHALLENGE program aims to provide a realistic engineering experience for secondary school students and provides a five-day opportunity for teams of 5-6 students during which they:

  • ~Learn about the diversity & viability of engineering


  • ~Work with professional engineers


  • ~Participate in experiential learning, and


  • ~Develop an understanding of and an ability to develop sustainable engineering design solutions.


Engineering Education Challenge Catholic Education Melbourne Project Based Learning

Additional benefits the students gain and are encouraged to use include:

  • ~Creative thinking and analytical skills to develop engineering projects and solve problems with sustainable outcomes in mind  Student communication skills to enable collaboration in a team situation and to justify their decisions and actions


  • ~Information and communications technology and learning skills to research, acquire and manage information relevant to project development


  • ~Interpersonal skills through collaborative working in teams to achieve a common objective


  • ~Opportunity to learn and use/implement current technology, and


  • ~Encourages students to consider engineering as a study path and future career.


Students are provided a brief to collaboratively design buildings that form a sustainable satellite community. Models of their buildings are printed using MakerBot 3D Printers.



Engineering Education Challenge Catholic Education Melbourne Curriculum

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