Benefits of Joining

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Why should I get involved?

Being a part of a Student Project gives you a unique approach to project-based learning. By working as a multi-disciplinary team, you have the opportunity to develop your professional leadership skills, and well as have a complex project management experience that reaches far beyond the boundaries of your engineering degree.

UNSW Engineering graduates have worked with companies like DeloitteAccentureBoston Consulting Group or have established their own start-up ventures as a result of their experience in our Student Projects!

Here are our top reasons why you should get involved:

1. Real-world experience

Apply your problem-solving knowledge to come up with solutions to real-world engineering projects!

2. Compete with the best

Imagine being part of the team that brings home a world record! You’ll get the chance to compete in projects that are internationally award-winning and record-breaking.

3. Professional and leadership development

By working on a real-life engineering problem, you will be able to practice and develop your leadership skills along the way. 

Through their involvement in Student Projects, UNSW Engineering graduates have found a career working in engineering consulting, and project management companies. These organisations recognise that our students have an enhanced set of skills to apply to all engineering work including technology development, creativity, communication, partnership engagement, and teamwork. 

4. See the world

From working on projects in Australia, to North America, to Poland! Student Projects can take you to compete in competitions across the world while gaining valuable hands-on project experience.

5. Build a bigger, stronger network 

By joining a multidisciplinary team, working with students across all areas of engineering and international development, you develop meaningful connections that can turn into life-long friendships.

6. Industrial Training

To graduate from UNSW Engineering, all students must complete a minimum of 60 days of approved Industrial Training. Not only do you graduate with some real on-the-job experience, you also qualify for accreditation by Engineers Australia. Select Student Projects can qualify for up to 30 days of Non-Traditional Industrial Training. For more information on Industrial Training click HERE.

7. Up-skill in our UNSW Makerspaces

Have you ever been in one of our UNSW MakerSpaces? Almost all of the projects within The ChallENG Program come to life in our Makerspace Network at UNSW Sydney! You have the opportunity to up-skill through workshop development training and digital badging credentialing. Click HERE to access the online hub of tutorials, information and classes on how to make, fabricate and create!

"Over the years, these members grew to become like family - all the late nights working on the project together, travelling overseas as a team, or preparing for a heated competition!”  

Muhammad Iklil Arfin

UNSW Rocketry Team Manager and Flight Labs UNSW 

4th Year Aerospace Engineering and Commerce (2020)

UN Sustainable Development Goals

The ChallENG Program is on a mission is to align all the projects on offer with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.