Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology

Extra curricular activities

Extra curricular activities
Within the Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology a range of extra-curricular opportunities provide avenues for skills development, career progression and fun.

Young Tassie Scientists

The Young Tassie Scientist program gives research students the opportunity engage in science communication by promoting their work to school groups and communities around Tasmania.

Zoology Student's Volunteer Research

Zoology Volunteer ResearchThe School of Zoology’s Student Volunteer Research program gives undergraduate students the chance to gain valuable skills and experience in field techniques. Students are trained to assist practicing researchers conduct experiments and data collection out in the field.

Formula SAE Competition

Formula SAE competitionBuild a racing car for the national Formula SAE Competition! This program, supported by the School of Engineering, challenges students to conceive, design, fabricate and compete a small, formula-style racing car.

You will complete against other Australian Universities, developing and applying your theoretical skills towards practical engineering applications. Students have been very much inspired by the project by working in teams to achieve the goal of developing a new car that has been based on an existing FSAE car that was developed over 10 years ago by students at the University of Tasmania.

Students work in their own throughout the year in a Hobart based team to develop racing car prototypes that will be entered in the competition. The project is completely student driven- participants must be enrolled as a student at the time of entering, however the competition is open to students from first year right through to fourth year.

The Formula SAE Competition is particularly relevant for (although not limited to) students who wish to pursue a Mechatronic or Mechanical Engineering specialisation as it features in the later years of the Engineering curriculum. Being involved in the competition will undoubtedly give students a competitive advantage as they progress through their degree and ultimately adding an element of awesome to their CV.

Not an Engineering student? Not to worry- any UTAS student can get involved; the team can utilise your business/ marketing mind, environmental awareness or your computer savvy skills could assist in the development of the website! The possibilities are endless.

The Source Food Sustainability Research Group

Source community sustainability research groupsThe Source Food Sustainability Research Group provides those who are interested in sustainability with the opportunity to contribute to real life business decisions, by giving informed direction to the food purchasing policies of Source Community Wholefoods, the organic food co-operative on the Sandy Bay campus.

People who are interested can get involved by signing up to the Source Sustainability Research group email list and contribute thoughts, ideas or research outcomes. The group is open to anyone where-ever they are based, though the focus is Tasmania. Occasional meetings are held in Hobart. There aren't any requirements to participate, though membership of Source Wholefoods is encouraged.

Visit the Source Food Sustainability Research Group website

Global ShanghAI Lectures

The Global ShanghAI lectures are free lectures about Natural and Artificial Intelligence are held via videoconference at the University of Zurich in Switzerland, the University of Salford/MediaCityUK in the United Kingdom, Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China, and 12 other universities around the globe.

Global ShanghAI Lectures focus on; Ensuring cutting-edge scientific topics accessible to everyone, building a sustainable community of students and researchers in the area of Embodied Intelligence, overcoming the complexity of a multi-cultural and interdisciplinary learning context. This year, the lectures will be held in the Human Interface Technology lab (HIT) Lab in Launceston.

Community Engagement through Science,Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education ambassadors

The School of Engineering at the University of Tasmania is seeking postgraduate and undergraduate students to serve as STEM Ambassadors and STEM Student Ambassadors, respectively, during the 2012 academic year. The goals of both Ambassador programs are to provide exceptional STEM education, outreach, and community engagement. The program provides opportunities and experiences that will lead to personal and professional growth for participants; particularly improving public speaking skills.

Enrolled Engineering & Science Students, who have successfully completed their (at least) first year of study, are encouraged to get involved with this opportunity. On average, the time commitment is approximately 2 hours per week. Alongside providing students opportunities for professional development, participants are employed as casual staff members. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants must first pass a screening and working with children check.

If you would like any further information about the roles of STEM Ambassadors and STEM Student Ambassadors and how to apply please contact Mrs Susie Haley e:Susie.Haley@utas.edu.au  or phone (03) 6226 7868.

Vacation Scholarships- CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research (CMAR) 2012-2013

CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research (CMAR) Vacation Scholarships offer undergraduate students studying science a 'hands on' learning opportunity matching CMAR's research strengths and student's interests.

Placements are full time and typically begin in late November or early December and run anywhere from 8 to 12 weeks.

The first positions are advertised on CSIRO's position vacant website in July, but most become available in August. Closing dates for applications varies: the range is August to October, with most closing in late September.

Download the CMAR Vacation Scholarships information pack (PDF 2.21MB)

Bayer Boost Environmental Scholarship Scheme

BAYERboost is an environmental scholarship scheme giving Year 11, 12 and undergraduate university students experience in environmental research or restoration during the summer holidays.

BAYERboost scholarships are funded by research company Bayer Australia and administered by the Australian Geographic Society.

Download the BayerBoost flier (PDF 587 KB)

Download the BayerBoost poster (PDF 433 KB)

Science and Industry Endowment Fund (SIEF)

The 2014 Science and Industry Endowment Fund (SIEF) Scholarships Program includes up to eight Undergraduate Degree scholarships that will be available to Science/ICT or Engineering undergraduates who are of Indigenous background or located in rural or remote locations and of low socio-economic background. Students must be undertaking a Science/ICT or Engineering degree which includes elements of mathematics, statistics or computation.

Applications for 2014 close on April 2nd 2013.


Please refer to the SIEF website for further details