About the Program

The Girls in Engineering program exposes Years 7 10 students and their teachers to the world of engineering and science by bringing STEM to life in the classroom through hands-on activities and events, exciting campus visits and fun, interactive resources.

Our school visits and on-campus workshops showcase the opportunities a career in engineering can offer via activities and interaction with UWA engineering students.

The program also aims to update teachers and students on pathways to becoming an engineer.

Get Involved

There are many ways for industry, schools and UWA students to get involved with the program.  


Industry partners have the opportunity to sponsor the program, participate in our mentoring program or attend in-school and on-campus activities.

Contact us to find out more about becoming an industry partner or visit the University's Women in Engineering Career Mentor Link website.


We work with a small number of partner schools giving the students the opportunity to engage with industry professionals and UWA Engineering students through in-school visits and on-campus activities. Students receive an introduction to the basic concepts of engineering and an overview of the types of engineering available to pursue at university. Students participate in a variety of engineering activities  

Current partner schools include:

  • Ballajura Community College
  • Belmont City College
  • Ellenbrook Secondary College
  • Governor Stirling Senior High School
  • John Wollaston Anglican Community School
  • La Salle College
  • Methodist Ladies College
  • Penrhos College
  • Perth College
  • St Hilda's Anglican School for Girls
  • St Mary's Anglican Girls College

Contact us to find out more about becoming a partner school.

UWA Student Volunteers

Through sharing experiences of their journey to becoming engineers, student volunteers help inspire high school students to consider a career in engineering.

UWA student ambassadors participate in school visits and on-campus events and activities throughout the year. Ambassadors commitment to the program allows them to gain leadership skills, networking opportunities with industry partners and recognition on their UWA volunteering transcript.

Contact us to find out more about becoming a UWA student volunteer.


We would like to acknowledge and thank Rio Tinto for their support.


Made By Me

Made By Me is a collaborative project between eight leading Australian universities, including the University of Western Australia, and Engineers Australia. Its aim is to inspire young people to explore a future in STEM and show them the impact they can have in the world.

Further Information


  • Madeline Hermawan
    Outreach Coordinator (Girls in Engineering)
    Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
    University of Western Australia
    WA 6009, Australia