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Australia celebrates National Engineering Week

Students show off their talent in Australia's National Engineering Week


A human-sized robotic Pac-Man game created by university students has been on display in Sydney this week as Australia celebrates all things engineering.


National Engineering Week was an opportunity for students at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) to programme robots and create motion sensored 'ghosts'.


The giant game took five weeks to make, measures 6.25 square metres and is played just like the real Pac-Man.



UNSW’s tagline ‘Never Stand Still’ really is a reality for the university...


A team from its School of Computer Science and Engineering also recently won the RoboCup world soccer championships for the second year in a row with the fancy footwork of their robots.


The UNSW team beat Germany's University of Bremen at the final held in Hefei, west of Shanghai.


UNSW students beat the University of Bremen in the RoboCup. Photo: UNSW Grant Turner



And many of UNSW’s engineering students have gone on to secure jobs at world-leading companies like Microsoft, Google and Facebook.


To become the next robot expert or to kickstart your future engineering career, check out all the engineering courses available at UNSW.


Meanwhile, Brisbane has also been celebrating National Engineering Week.


The city is home to a host of world-class universities such as Queensland University of Technology, where you can find The Cube, one of the world's largest interactive touch screens.


The Cube at QUT. Photo: Kathryn Greenhill
The Cube at QUT. Photo: Kathryn Greenhill.


But what career could an engineering qualification from an Australian institution get you?


A former student from Monash University in Melbourne has found global fame by creating a new engineering app that has firms around the world such as Rolls Royce lining up to buy it.


Alistair Michener, founder and CEO of Drawboard, studied a Bachelor degree of Chemical Engineering at Monash and you can too!

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Katie Duncan is Editor of Hotcourses Abroad and is an NCTJ-qualified journalist and University of Exeter graduate. Having worked at an English language school in the UK, as an educational consultant in Spain and as a reporter in the international education sector, she is well placed to guide you through your study abroad journey. Katie grew up in Australia, which perhaps explains her unusual reptile collection, comprising of a bearded dragon (Bill) and tortoise (Matilda).


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