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.


EAA has over the past 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.


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 20 Indigenous High School students from around Australia attending the IAES at no cost to themselves.


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


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


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 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.

Some Student Stories


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.


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

Baxter Charitable Foundation
Corrosion Control Engineering
International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research
James N Kirby Foundation
John Holland
Laing O’Rourke
Lyndsay & Dynan
Minerals Council of Australia
My Business Hosting
Taylor Thomson Whitting
Transport for NSW
Veolia Australia
WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff