Our workshops are half-day or full-day events depending upon your workshop of choice. Schools can request a booking for one of the following options:

  • one half-day workshop (approximately 2.5 hours)
  • two half-day workshops run on the same day (full-day visit, approximately 5.5 hours including 45 minutes for lunch)
  • one full-day workshop (full day, approximately 5.5 hours including 2 breaks)

As part of your workshop visit, your school group can also add on an additional 30-minute interactive experience at The Cube. Register your interest when booking.

Workshops require a minimum class size of 16 students and a maximum of 32 students. If you want to bring more students, email the QUT STEM High School Engagement team at stemworkshops@qut.edu.au.

Bookings

Make a booking for Term 3 and Term 4, 2022.

All booking requests will be subject to latest government guidelines and policies for COVID-19 safe practice. Due to demand, each school is restricted to a maximum of two workshop booking requests.

All bookings are tentative and subject to the availability of university space and presenters.  Before booking your workshop, please read the workshop terms and conditions.

Health and Safety Guidelines for Workshops

High school workshops terms and conditions (PDF file, 189.8 KB)

SERF field trips

QUT STEM High School Engagement is supporting schools with facilitated day visits to assist in the completion of their Biology Unit 3 mandatory practicals. Students will complete their mandatory practicals on one of QUT’s real-world research sites: Samford Ecological Research Facility (SERF).

More information and book a SERF field trip

Our workshops

Aerodynamics and modelling lift with MATLAB

This hands-on workshop demonstrates how maths is fundamental to flight.

Discipline areas: S T E M

Year level: 11 to 12

Duration: Half-day

Aerodynamics and modelling lift with MATLAB workshop

Arduino beginner: blink challenge

Students take the first steps into real programming using Arduino, with the blink challenge.

Discipline areas: T E M

Year level: 7 to 8

Duration: Half-day

Arduino beginner: blink challenge workshop

Arduino: cars of the future

This workshop introduces students to the basics of programming logic and processes, then extends students to navigate a driverless car.

Discipline areas: T E M

Year level: 8 to 10

Duration: Full-day

Arduino: cars of the future workshop

Build and Code: Rescue Arms

Using the engineering principles of mechatronics, students construct a robot arm from a range of components and motors.

Discipline areas: T E M

Year level: 9 to 10

Duration: Full-day

Build and Code: Rescue Arms workshop

Clean energy: wind power

This workshop investigates modern energy production through application of civil and mechanical engineering theory.

Discipline areas: S T E M

Year level: 7 to 10

Duration: Full-day

Clean energy: wind power workshop

Code a solar system

Students work together to create an orbiting robotic solar system using Sphero robots in this exciting introduction to coding.

Discipline areas: S T E M

Year level: 7 to 10

Duration: Half-day

Code a solar system workshop

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Planning for the day

Students do not need to prepare anything before attending our workshops. For full-day visits, there is a 30-45 minute lunch break. Students can bring their own lunch or buy lunch from one of the food outlets on campus.

While the workshop is fully-funded, schools are responsible for organising their own travel to and from the Gardens Point Campus. The workshop will be held in the Science and Engineering Centre, P Block, QUT Gardens Point campus. See our Gardens Point campus map for directions.

Health and safety

You will receive all relevant safety information as part of our communication to schools about your visit. Please also read the information below.

Health and Safety Guidelines for Workshops

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