UNSW EngSoc is the constituent engineering society at UNSW and our member base consists of all students within the nine schools of the UNSW Faculty of Engineering.
We aim for the development of students’ skills in engineering, through various programs and industry events. We’re here to help students establish stable foundations for a smooth, rewarding transition from university to a professional industrial career.
The EngSoc Socials portfolio aims to create immersive and inclusive events for engineering students of all disciplines. Through our social events, we deliver profound and impactful experiences to enrich the student life of our members. Through such events we wish to provide a platform where students can intermingle with each other despite their difference in the degree or subjects they study. Our biggest events encompass the annual Engineering Ball, Welcome Back Day BBQ, Sports Day, Projects Fair and much more. Each event caters to various facets of engineering student life and provides students with new friendships, new societies to join, and opportunities. Heading into 2017, through our initiatives, we wish to continue building a unified UNSW Engineering community!
The EngSoc Programs portfolio is a developed curriculum thats has the goal of developing engineering students into young professionals. The Programs portfolio runs two AHEGS (Australian Higher Education Graduate Statement) accredited professional development programs: the Volunteer Development Program (VDP) and the Engineering Industries Program (EIP). The VDP aims to teach soft skills with our partner, Teach for Australia and then participants volunteer to develop these skills. In 2016 alone participants volunteered over 1800 hours for various causes. They also attend an Industrial Training workshop to hear from past interns about their experiences in gaining IT. The EIP aims to educate students about various engineering industries and develop their critical thinking and presentation skills. Students work in teams to solve case studies based on real world engineering companies and industries. These solutions are pitched to judges and fellow program participants.
The EngSoc Careers portfolio aims to professionally develop students and connect them with industry by providing networking opportunities and industry nights. Our main goal is to regularly run a variety of events with our partners and help students make the most out of their degree and realise where engineering can take them. EngSoc Careers will help ensure students are up to par with the demands of society!