Information Technology & Engineering

Our lecturers in Information Technology and Engineering have put together a series of practical workshops to give students an insight into these discipline areas. These workshops can be taken as single offerings or together with other workshops.

IT Workshops

Where: Mawson Lakes campus or at your school
Duration: 60 minutes
Audience: Year 10, 11 and 12 students

Think Like a Gamer

In this workshop, students delve into the mind of a gamer. What makes a game playable? How do we engage players in our games? (Dr Stewart von Itzstein)

Robot Battles

In the Robot Battles workshop, students use Java to develop a robot tank and battle with other teams in an on-screen area. They will learn the basics of programming with RoboCode, and are introduced to artificial intelligence (Dr Adam Jenkins).

Game App Makeover

Customise an existing app for a mobile device to understand the basics of app design, in the Game App Makeover. Change colours, fonts and styles and then copy it to your Android to take home (Dr Grant Wigley).

Inside-Out PC

In the Inside-Out PC workshop, open up the lid of a PC and disconnect the memory, CPU and disk to identify what each part does and to understand how current computers work (Dr Grant Wigley).

Wifi Safe

Stop hacking or important data being stolen or modified, as you configure a wireless network ensuring all security precautions are taken in the Wifi Safe workshop (Dr Grant Wigley).

All IT workshop bookings or enquiries - click here


Engineering Workshops

Where: Mawson Lakes campus
Duration: 60 minutes 
Audience: Year 10, 11 and 12 students

The Tower Challenge

Using a limited supply of materials, students will be challenged to conceptualise and make a tower that meets certain design requirements. Once completed, the towers will be put to the test to see which is the strongest (Ms. Liz Smith).

The Tower Challenge workshop bookings or enquiries - click here


In this workshop, students will learn about mechatronics and how to control a robot remotely, the role of sensors and how to pick up an object using the data outputted (Dr. Russell Brinkworth).

Robotics workshop bookings or enquiries - click here