Engineering Aid Australia (EAA) is a not for profit organisation that inspires and supports Indigenous High School students to become professional Engineers.

We are building futures.

Coronavirus message of support.

As the impact of COVID-19 spreads , all of us at Engineering Aid Australia are grateful for our community’s support. We encourage all former IAES participants  to persevere with their High School and University studies and to see kindness , hope and support are abundant in our communities during these difficult times.

With the safety of our students and team of paramount importance, our Perth 2020 IAES  has been deferred until further notice.

John McKillop, Director & CEO

Our Patron’s message of support . 

“ As Patron, I want to send you this message of encouragement as you go about the task of continuing your studies amidst the challenges generated by COVID-19.

Some of you will have been looking forward to turning up to university on the first day of Semester 1 and taking in the excitement of your first day on campus. Meeting your fellow students, making new friends, exploring the university and pondering what extra-curricular activities to undertake — all part of a higher education experience.

While a great many Australians are now studying and working remotely, it is timely to remember how fortunate we are to be able to do so. Advances in technology, the product of engineering, have enriched our lives. Technology, today, enables us to stay connected and to continue to be productive.

In these challenging times, I am reassured by the Engineering Aid Australia mission: building futures. Implicit in that mission is a resolve to push on regardless. I encourage all Indigenous Australian Engineering School students to dig deep, maintain focus and use whatever tools you have at your disposal to be part of a nationwide commitment to overcome adversity and build a stronger Australia.”

His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC ( Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia

ABOUT US

EAA has for over 20 years inspired and supported Indigenous High School students with an aptitude for maths and science to complete High School, go onto study Engineering at University and become a Professional Engineer.

PROGRAMS

EAA conducts each year a week- long Indigenous Australian Engineering School (IAES), one in Sydney currently hosted by Sydney University in January, and another in Perth currently hosted by Curtin University in July, with about 25 Indigenous High School students from around Australia attending each IAES at no cost to themselves.

PARTICIPANTS

Engineering Aid Australia teams with Universities to introduce Indigenous High School students to the Engineering profession. EAA supports students who continue their studies with a range of scholarships and with work experience and career opportunities with its Sponsors.

Student Applications

GALLERY

Photos from our Indigenous Australian Engineering Schools (IAES) at universities in Sydney, Perth and Sponsor receptions.

NEWS

Torey Rickerby’s story is one of the IAES Program’s many success stories. He attended the first IAES in Perth at Curtin University in 2010 and was interviewed by Channel 10 during a site visit to Pearce Airforce Base.He returned to complete his High School studies at Derby and in 2018 Torey graduated with a Masters Degree in Engineering. Channel 10 re-visited the Perth IAES in 2019 to interview Torey Rickerby following his graduation.

Some Student Stories

TESTIMONIALS

Ben’s Message

“I attended the Engineering Summer School at the University of NSW back in 1999, and remember it as being a highly informative and enjoyable eye-opening experience. More importantly, I later attended and graduated from the same University as an Electrical Engineer in 2004, becoming the first Indigenous Engineering Student to graduate from this Institution. I regard this program as an awesome opportunity for Indigenous youth to witness and find out more about what is available to them in University and Engineering. This program only gets better every year.”

– Ben Lange, BE Electrical Engineering, UNSW and 1999 IAES Alumni

Not only is Ben UNSW’s first Indigenous Engineering Graduate he is also the first former IAES student to become a Director of Engineering Aid Australia.

SPONSORS

The success of the IAES Program would not be possible without the generous donations and support EAA receives from its Sponsors.

Partnership Tier Brochure Read

Arcadis
Arup
Aurecon
Babcock
Baxter Charitable Foundation
BG&E
BOC
Corrosion Control Engineering
EY
Google
Honeywell
International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research
James N Kirby Foundation
John Holland
Laing O’Rourke
Lyndsay & Dynan
Minerals Council of Australia
My Business Hosting
NORMAN DISNEY & YOUNG
SMEC
Taylor Thomson Whitting
Transport for NSW
Veolia Australia
Woodside
WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff