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Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Clubs and societies


Get Involved! - The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences is host to a wide variety of student-run clubs and societies, which help to create a vibrant campus atmosphere.

If you would like more information about each of the clubs and societies running in the Faculty, such as how to get involved, you are encouraged to read the information below and then contact the clubs directly.


Faculty-wide clubs and societies

The University Engineers' Club (UEC)
The UEC is the Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Student Club at the UWA.
Formed in 1921, the UEC represents in excess of 2300 undergraduate students and plays an active role in organising various career, educational, social and sporting events throughout the year.
The UWA Young Engineers' Club (UWAYE)
UWAYE is the student chapter of Engineers Australia at UWA. It is a volunteer student-run organisation, whose mission is to promote and generate opportunities for the personal and professional development of engineering students and to enhance understanding of the profession amongst students and the wider community.
UWAYE organises events and produces publications to keep engineering students informed.

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Outreach clubs and societies

Engineers Without Borders (EWB)
EWB is a member-based not-for-profit organisation with 10 years' experience in creating systemic change through humanitarian engineering. Our people bring a diverse set of skills and experience yet share an unwavering passion for creating change through humanitarian engineering.
The EWB UWA chapter is the largest university chapter in Australia.

Robogals is a student-run organisation that aims to engage schoolgirls in engineering topics from a young age, with the long-term goal of increasing female enrolment in engineering, science and technology courses at universities.
Robogals' primary activity is having university student volunteers (both female and male) visit girls primary schools to run LEGO robotics workshops and mentor teams in LEGO robotics competitions.

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Discipline specific clubs and societies

The Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM)

The main purpose of the UWA AusIMM Student Chapter is to promote the interests of students studying mining engineering, geology, environmental sciences and mineral processing.

AusIMM UWA seeks to promote the learning of skills and knowledge that cannot be taught in the classroom through activities such as the International and National Mining Games, participation at the New Leaders Conference, the holding of company presentations and the hosting of field trips. Members are given the opportunity to build their professional and social networks, whilst also being able to meet potential employers in social and less formal settings more suited to students.

UWA Biomedical Engineering Society
UWA Biomedical Engineering Society

The UWA Biomedical Engineering Society is a student-led organisation devoted to supporting students interested in the biomedical engineering field.

Chemical and Process Engineering Club (CPEC)

CPEC is a student-run club which has a vision of "Connecting Chemical and Process Engineering students at University of Western Australia with one another and establishing networks within the Engineering Industry".

The Civil Society (TCS)
The Civil Society is a student-run club for UWA's future civil engineers.They focus on helping their members achieve academic excellence and host targeted networking events to allow members to form relationships with local civil engineering firms.

Computer Science Student's Club

The CSSC runs social and educational events for students in the School of Computer Science and Software Engineering at UWA. The CSSC has a club room in the Computer Science building, near the student computer labs, which sells food and drink, and has a fridge, microwave, couches, and gaming consoles for computer science students to use.

The CSSC also runs a number of regular events, including weekly barbecues each Tuesday, staff vs. students soccer matches at the end of each semester, an annual quiz night in the UWA Tav, and occasional LANs.

The Endurance Vehicle Team (EnVe)

EnVe is a group of multidisciplinary students working towards competing in various electrical endurance vehicle races. Their focus is on nurturing member’s technical knowledge in the field they choose to specialise in, whether that be engineering, marketing, commerce or any other professional sector. Since their foundation the team has researched, designed, and built an electric vehicle that has competed at both an international level and at local events. 

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers UWA Student Chapter (IMechE UWA)
The IMechE UWA Student Chapter is a student run club representing mechanical engineering students at UWA from university to professional registration.
The club is a member of the IMechE West Australian Young Members Section and is actively working to create opportunities for UWA students to develop professionally and gain insight into their futures as young mechanical engineers.
The UWA Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Student Branch

The UWA IEEE Student Branch is a member of Region 10, and the IEEE Western Australia Section. They are one of more than 1,100 IEEE student branches at leading academic institutions worldwide and form the link between students, employers, and the IEEE organisation.

The IEEE aims to promote the development of technology, and the application of those technologies for the advancement of the profession and the well-being of its members.

Student Environmental Engineers' Club

The objective of the UWA SEEC is to cater for the unique social, educational and vocational needs of environmental engineering and applied ocean science students. SEEC also aims to give environmental and applied ocean engineering students a voice which represents their views at a university level and which forms bridges to help students moving into practice.

Traditionally environmental engineering students at UWA have been a tight knit group and the SEEC reflects and supports this interaction. This interaction becomes especially important when considering the close working environment of many environmental engineering projects, in particular the final year design project.

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
The UWA chapter of SPE seeks to “bridge the gap between students from all academic disciplines with organisations within the oil and gas industry”. The chapter is non-profit and members are passionate, enthusiastic, pro-active and driven to promote the oil and gas industry.
The chapter’s membership base has expanded over the last year from 150 to over 500. SPE UWA is currently supported by Chevron and AWT.
The UWA Motorsport Team (UWAM)
The UWAM team is a group of students who compete in Formula SAE. Every year UWAM builds a completely new car to compete in the Australasian Competition as well as an international competition.
UWA Motorsport has been around since 2001 and has had a very short but proud history, achieving local and international recognition in design. UWA Motorsport has won two Australasian titles and more recently won the 2008 Formula SAE World Championship in Detroit, Michigan.
UWA Mathematics Union
The UWA Mathematics Union is the club that represents students studying mathematics, whether it is as a major, or as part of another course. They provide student advocacy services including providing feedback on units to the School of Mathematics and Statistics and drop in help sessions. They also hold a wide range of social events for people interested in mathematics such as seminars, Staff vs. Students soccer and Profs and Pints.
The University Physics Society

The University Physics Society provides various physics services for the general student body, be they for the purpose of socialising, networking, getting through your degree, or just sharing a love of physics.

With weekly events including socials in our clubroom (complete with board games, video games, table tennis table and pool table) or even on the roof of the Physics building, movies projected on the big lecture screens, and research afternoon teas to give you a bit of an insight into what goes on withing the school, as well as a host of exciting larger events throughout the year, we're here to help you get the most out of your degree and make some great friends along the way.

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Updated 3 Nov 2016