Student Experience

Our student's experience is a cornerstone of what we do, and the driving force behind our graduates' exceptional achievements.

Our vibrant student community and collaborations with alumni and industry partners ensure you'll have every opportunity to pave your path to success and make the most of your time at UQ.

From industry events and work placements, to field trips, student seminars, races and rocket launches, you'll transcend traditional coursework and build the skills and networks to propel your career – all while enjoying every moment of your university journey.

Student opportunities

Make the most of your degree, explore your options with a field trip or do a research project.

Field trips
Undergraduate and postgraduate students experience field trips as part of their degree.
Connections with industry
The School is well known for our alumni and industry links, with mentoring, guest lectures, and scholarships a key part of the UQ Engineering experience.
Our students gain authentic experiences at companies such as Aurecon, Virgin Australia, Airbus, Boeing Defence Australia, Bechtel, Volvo, BHP, Komatsu, or Rio Tinto to name a few.
Grasp the opportunity of a lifetime with both hands and include an overseas experience as part of your degree.
BE/ME (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering) students can study at CentraleSupélec in France and gain an additional Master’s degree. Combine study with travel and gain an invaluable global perspective.
Gain skills in team work, lab techniques, equipment operation, data collection and analysis, and presentation skills with an engineering project.
National and international mining games
Opportunities for students to participate in the annual National Mining Games as well as the International Mining Games.
Staff-Student Liaison Committees
Consultation with students is done formally through staff-student liaison committees (SSLC). There are separate committees for undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and higher degree by research (HDR) students.
Research Bites
The Research Bites activity runs annually and is designed to attract students into a research higher degree and to provide information to students about their final year thesis project.

Student Extra Curricular Activities

Make the most of your time at university, join a student society and meet others just like you.

The UQ Mining and Metallurgy Association (MAMA) is for mining engineering or metallurgy students. We connect those within the mining industry and assist in the development of professional skills such as networking and communication.
The forum is designed to showcase the various university and industry opportunities available to students upon completion of secondary school.
Mechanical, Mining and Mechatronic Engineering students are involved in and often have leadership roles within EUS - one of the largest student-run societies on campus.
A student-run organisation within the University of Queensland, UQ MARS (Mechatronics and Robotics Society) is a community for anyone with a keen passion for the fields of robotics, mechatronics, and their applications.
MESS is the Mechanical Engineering Student Society that aims to deliver the best academic, professional and social events to support you in your studies, prepare you for your career and give you a much needed brain break.
Skirts is the student-run women in engineering student society at the University of Queensland. Our aim is to provide that extra support to female engineering students, whether it be through developing their networking skills, or simply helping in the transition from high school to university.
UQ Racing is a team of students from the University of Queensland who design, develop, and build race cars to compete in the Formula SAE competition. Our team is composed of a diverse selection of students from a range of backgrounds including engineering, business, marketing, and IT.
UQ Space is one of the largest and most advanced student teams in Australia. As a STEM team, we provide students with hands-on experience, real-world learning and unparalleled exposure to cutting edge technology from high-school through to PhD.