Engineers Australia has announced the appointment of Jane MacMaster to the newly-created role of Chief Engineer. CEO Dr Bronwyn Evans said the chief engineer will lead Engineers Australia’s engagement and policy discussion with industry, government, academia and other key stakeholders. “The Chief Engineer will play an important part in delivering the organisation’s strategic vision and … Continue reading Jane MacMaster new chief engineer at Engineers Australia
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
Over 100 local engineering professionals attended Engineers Australia’s South Australian office for the Engineered Safety Symposium 2019. The Symposium was held over two days and featured talks from leading practicing professionals, representing a cross-section of industry and academia. Topics included design for safety, systematic safety, engineered safety, safety in automation, cyber security, perspectives on reasonably … Continue reading Engineering safety event sees discussions across automation and cyber security
Following on from the success of previous delegations, global technology giant Siemens will lead a cross section of business leaders and stakeholders from manufacturing, energy, power and gas, engineering, data analytics, education and cybersecurity sectors to Germany for the world’s largest industrial trade fair – Hannover Messe. The Australian delegation will be joined by members … Continue reading Siemens to lead cross-industry Australian delegation to Hannover Messe
The continued decline in Australian students enrolling in engineering courses is cause for deep concern, according to a report by Engineers Australia. The 2019 report “Australia’s Next Generation of Engineers” states that the eight years following 2007 saw steady growth culminating in a record level of graduations. Since 2015, however, since completions have been declining. … Continue reading ‘Alarming’ decline in engineering course enrolments, according to Engineers Australia
The chairman and national president of peak professional body Engineers Australia, Hon Trish White, has welcomed digital transformation specialist Hurol Inan to the board of Engineers Australia. “With experience in digital strategy and marketing gained across Accenture and Deloitte, and now as the AU/NZ CEO for the global Wunderman network, Inan brings a user perspective … Continue reading Board appointment strengthens digital future for engineering peak body
Engineering has never been a sexy industry. Whether it be structural, process, chemical, civil or mechanical, the stereotype is a usually a male, dressed in overalls with greasy hands building a bridge or running a manufacturing plant. Talk to anybody in the industry and they’ll laugh because they know it’s not true. Not only can it … Continue reading Changing perceptions is key to making engineering sexy again
Changes to the 457 visa scheme should not jeopardise Australia’s infrastructure boom, although some other engineering sectors could be affected.
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A snapshot about women working in the engineering sector shows females still face barriers in pursuing a career in engineering, prompting calls to inspire further change in the profession.