The world and its technologies are rapidly changing. Engineers are at the heart of this. Climate change, sovereign capability, innovation and infrastructure are just some of the areas in in which engineering plays a crucial part.
Carole Park in Queensland is home to CMQ Engineering – a versatile business operating in the concrete batching, mining, quarrying, precast, asphalt, materials handling, product recycling and blending markets.
Today, the capability and reach of artificial intelligence (AI) is continually expanding as the technology grows in complexity. As a result, engineers are faced with new challenges as they are tasked with integrating AI into systems. Part of the complexity stems from the recognition that AI models are only as effective as the data they’re … Continue reading A look in the engineers’ toolbox: The intersection of AI and simulation
After developing the technology to build longer lasting, greener, more efficient, more affordable solar and EV batteries, Zero Emissions Developments (ZED) is seeking $30 million in private investment to build a manufacturing plant that will produce them.
UBQ Materials, a climate tech developer of advanced materials made from unsorted household waste, has been named the winner in the Speculative Design category at the SXSW Innovation Awards.
Physicists and engineers at the University of Queensland (UQ) have found a way to identify and address imperfections in materials for superconducting circuits on silicon chips – one of the most promising technologies in commercial quantum computing.
For Alexandra Radulovich, getting Chartered helped to make clear how important engineering can be. Radulovich was not a geotechnical engineer when, nine years ago, she took a job with geotechnical engineering firm Douglas Partners. She wasn’t even a civil engineer. “I had an engineering degree with a major in environmental systems and then I also … Continue reading For this engineer, getting Chartered reinforced why good engineering matters
The year’s top engineering people and projects have been named at the Engineers Australia National Pinnacles Awards virtual ceremony. Awards presented included the National Engineer of the Year, Young Engineer of the Year and the Sir William Hudson Award – the highest accolade which an engineering project can receive from Engineers Australia. Engineers Australia CEO Dr … Continue reading Australia’s top engineering award winners announced
Most heavy industry and critical manufacturing sectors will continue to operate in Victoria despite Stage 4 COVID-19 restrictions. While Premier Daniel Andrews has announced state lockdown measures, and certain manufacturing sectors such as woodworks, textiles, clothing and appliances have been shut down for six weeks, most sectors will still go ahead with safety measures in … Continue reading Most heavy industry services to keep going in Victoria amid COVID-19 restrictions
The CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, has entered into discussions with the NSW Government to relocate up to 450 of its employees and researchers into a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of the new Western Sydney Aerotropolis, from 2026. Under the proposed move, a bespoke carbon-neutral CSIRO facility of up to 18,000 m2 would be … Continue reading CSIRO sets sights on aerotropolis as new Sydney research hub
The federal government and Western Australian government will invest in new space technologies across the state to help grow a range of industries nationwide and create new jobs. Two of the projects being supported are part of the federal government’s $19.5 million Space Infrastructure Fund and to support local jobs and research and development. Fugro … Continue reading WA space project to drive nationwide industry growth
Water Minister Dave Kelly and Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan announced the project last week for Western Australian-based technology company, Hazer Group to use waste gas (biogas) for its world-leading hydrogen and graphite production process. This is happening for the first time in Australia where a project is in the pipeline to produce low-emission hydrogen … Continue reading Green light for renewable hydrogen from wastewater project
Engineering students from The University of NSW (UNSW) will compete for a share in over $7 million in sponsorship and prize money at the Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Competition (MBZIRC) in Abu Dhabi later this month. The event will focus on the role of robotics and artificial intelligence in smart city solutions, and include … Continue reading UNSW team heading to UAE for robotics competition
Early data has shown that the 50 per cent cut to TAFE fees implemented by the Western Australian government has boosted student enrolments by 20 per cent, with strong results for engineering and cyber security courses. The fee reduction has now commenced for 34 priority courses. The courses have been targeted to align with emerging … Continue reading Reduced TAFE course fees in WA having positive impact on enrolment
A report into the job market for the manufacturing sector has revealed the top skills shortfalls for the first half of 2020. Field Service Technicians, Production Managers, Project Engineers, and Mechanical and Electrical Technicians were among the list of the top skills shortfalls, according to the Hays Jobs Report for January to June 2020 – … Continue reading Job market report reveals top skill gaps in manufacturing sector
A new report exploring engagement in engineering and STEM claims that barriers remain to equitable participation in these sectors and that more action needs to be taken to bridge the gender divide. The report from the newly-established Engineering for Australia Taskforce explores the factors which affect girls’ participation in STEM and engineering and examines 115 … Continue reading Taskforce report says action required to make STEM more inclusive
Swinburne University of Technology is transforming its STEM education programs, integrating practice, innovation and entrepreneurship across science, engineering and technology. The new model, which is to be instituted from 2021, will build on Swinburne’s Engineering Practice Academy, which was developed with the aim of delivering a new approach to engineering learning, putting practice-based learning at … Continue reading Swinburne University to transform STEM programs by 2021
Dr Bronwyn Evans has been appointed as Engineers Australia’s new chief executive officer. Evans has experience in both the corporate and not-for-profit roles, including as CEO of Standards Australia, senior executive roles at Cochlear Ltd and GE Healthcare, as well as non-executive board experience in the construction, medical technology and digital business sectors. Engineers Australia … Continue reading Bronwyn Evans appointed Engineers Australia CEO
A Northern Territory-based science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) program, the sySTEMic Collaboration, has been recognised at the national level after taking out the award for Best STEM Program at the 2019 Australian Education Awards. The sySTEMic Collaboration, created in response to the Engineers Make Things Happen Report of 2017, is an initiative that seeks … Continue reading Northern Territory STEM education program recognised with award
UNSW University students have designed a virtual and augmented reality system that enables workers to safely shut down dangerous machinery in industrial plants, an effort that has seen them win this year’s UNSW Maker Games competition. Now in its third year, the Maker Games encourages UNSW students from multiple faculties to come together and design … Continue reading Virtual reality industrial safety solution wins UNSW Maker Games