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, contact stemworkshops@qut.edu.au

Term 3 and 4 bookings

Bookings for term 3 and 4 open from Monday 18 May, however, 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.

COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for Workshops

High school workshops terms and conditions (PDF file, 174.0 KB)

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Our workshops

Science workshops

Compete to launch the highest virtual rocket, search for exoplanets or create a new solar system in our exciting science workshops.

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Coding workshops

Use Arduino and Sphero robots in a variety of challenges to understand basic to advanced levels of coding.

Explore coding workshops

Engineering workshops

Experience coding and engineering by creating a working satellite dish or learn to use a robotic arm to rescue an injured worker.

Explore engineering workshops

Mathematics workshops

Analyse a range of real data to learn about environmentally friendly buildings and use motion sensors to investigate how technology fits a curve to data.

Explore maths workshops

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: warning, natural disaster

This workshop will extend students with basic coding skills by challenging them to build, program and troubleshoot a multi-sensor Arduino warning system.

Discipline areas: S T E M

Year level: 10

Duration: Full-day

Arduino: warning, natural disaster workshop

Autonomous robot rescue

Students learn about systems engineering and real world rescue robots, using coding skills to remotely rescue an injured worker using a pre-built robot arm.

Discipline areas: T E M

Year level: 11 to 12

Duration: Half-day, Full-day

Autonomous robot rescue 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

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

Cars of the future 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

A class must be accompanied by at least one school staff member, who must remain with the school group at all times while you're on campus. The staff member will be responsible for the welfare and behaviour of their students.

Enclosed footwear must be worn by all staff and students participating in workshops.