INSPIRE | ENGAGE | EMPOWER

Join the new alternate pathway program to UNSW engineering for year 11 and 12 high school girls!

What is the GIE FEAS Program?

The GIE FEAS Program is a new alternate pathway program for female-identifying high school students in Year 11 and 12 who are applying for an eligible engineering degree at UNSW Sydney and expecting an ATAR within 10 points of the lowest selection rank for their degree.

If you're a student who wants to make a difference in the world, has an interest in helping others and would love to learn how engineering can solve problems in disadvantaged communities, then this program is for you!

Gain valuable skills by undertaking a humanitarian engineering project run by Engineering World Health (EWH) and work with like-minded students to learn about sustainable and innovative technologies whilst solving an engineering challenge set in a developing country.

Choose from four projects set in four different countries in this unique global experience that connects you to experts in engineering from across the world, and develop key skills in design thinking, problem-solving, communication, leadership and teamwork that will be advantageous to the commencement of any engineering degree, and make friends before starting uni!

This transformational new program can not only help you gain entry to UNSW Engineering, but by completing activities and attaining badges under the three program pillars of INSPIRE, ENGAGE and EMPOWER you can automatically qualify to be interviewed for a paid UNSW Student Ambassador role upon starting an engineering degree at UNSW Sydney!

Who can apply?

Female-identifying high school students in Year 11 and 12 completing their studies at an Australian school, who are applying for an eligible engineering degree at UNSW Sydney and expecting an ATAR within 10 points of the lowest selection rank for their degree.

When do registrations open?

The GIE FEAS Program launches in 2022. Registrations are open NOW!

 

What is the cost?

Participants are required to pay a $50 deposit towards the $500 program cost, which will be refunded upon the successful completion of the program and attainment of the EMPOWER pillar badge.

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The GIE FEAS Program

  • The GIE FEAS Program has three main pillars that align with the values of UNSW Women in Engineering: INSPIRE, ENGAGE and EMPOWER. Students have a choice of activities to complete to be awarded the pillar badges, with all of Year 11 and 12 to complete their selected activities.

    To be eligible for FEAS (the Faculty of Engineering Admissions Scheme) students MUST be awarded the EMPOWER pillar badge by successfully completing a humanitarian engineering project run by Engineering World Health (EWH), and work to solve a design challenge set in a developing country.

    Students have a choice of projects and are mentored by experts in the field, developing key skills in design thinking, problem-solving, communication, leadership and teamwork.

  • Register your interest in the GIE FEAS Program by completing the form linked to this webpage and you will be notified when the GIE FEAS Program web portal opens in December. Once the portal opens, you can register for the program using a gmail account. You must be a member of the GIE Club to participate in the GIE FEAS Program. 

    If you are a student in years 7 - 10 (school year 2022), you can still register for the program via the GIE FEAS Program web portal, however you will not be able to commence the program until you are in Year 11. You will be alerted by email when you become eligible for the program.

GIE FEAS Program FAQ

  • Please note, most FEAS degrees require a minimum ATAR (+ UNSW ACCESS, if applicable) of 83.00.

    • Bachelor of Computer Science   
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)  
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace Engineering) (Honours) 
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Bioinformatics) (Honours)  
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Product Engineering) (Honours)  
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) (Honours)  
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours)  
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil (Honours)/Surveying  
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Computer) (Honours)  
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental) (Honours)  
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours)  
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering) (Honours)  
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronic) (Honours) 
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) (Honours)  
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Petroleum) (Honours) 
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Photovoltaics and Solar Energy) (Honours) 
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Quantum Engineering) (Honours) 
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Renewable Energy) (Honours)  
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Software) (Honours) 
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Surveying) (Honours) 
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunications) (Honours) 
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Arts  
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Engineering Science 
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Master of Biomedical Engineering 
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Science 
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) 
    • Bachelor of Food Science (Honours)* 
    • Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) 
    • Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)/Bachelor of Media Arts 
    • Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)  
    • UNSW Canberra (non-defence undergraduate students only):
    • Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering (Honours)
    • Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours)  
    • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Honours)
    • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours) 
    • Bachelor of Naval Architecture (Honours)

    *To be eligible for this degree you can have a minimum ATAR (+ UNSW ACCESS points, if applicable) of 80.00

UNSW Girls in Engineering Club

The UNSW Girls in Engineering Club is a fun, inspiring community for high school girls interested in a career in engineering. We provide opportunities to explore the diverse fields of engineering where you can connect and share ideas with fellow high school girls.

You’ll hear from inspiring role models such as UNSW Engineering students and female engineers who are already making their mark on the world.

Have questions?

Send us an email at wie@unsw.edu.au