Indigenous Australian Engineering School

The Indigenous Australian Engineering School (IAES) is an opportunity for Indigenous students to discover the benefits of engineering. This program provides a forum for students to meet engineering role models and gain insights into the possibilities for their future.

Founded in 1996, IAES is an annual event hosted in Perth by Curtin University on behalf of Engineering Aid Australia. It provides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from around Australia with the opportunity to experience engineering studies and careers.

Open to Indigenous students in year 9, 10, 11 and 12 in 2021, students with an interest and aptitude towards engineering, science and mathematics are encouraged to apply to attend this week-long program.

Students will have an experience they will never forget, make connections with industry engineers for the future and forge relationships with other like-minded students from across Australia to become part of the IAES community.

IAES is:

  • One week long – Sunday to Saturday, 10th to the 17th of July;
  • Live-in – accommodation provided, travel to/from Perth paid for;
  • Catered – all meals, drinks and snacks included;
  • Supervised – Indigenous university students as house parents;
  • Industry supported – site visits and industry representatives;
  • Academically supported – exciting and educational activities every day; and
  • Free – spending money is optional but not necessary