Future Engineers enjoy the WA Science and Engineering Challenge

Monday, 15 April 2019

UWA’s Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (EMS), along with the Rotary Club of Dalkeith, sponsored the WA Science and Engineering Challenge this month, which is run nationally by The University of Newcastle.

For the first week in April, 1200 year 10 students from 40 WA high schools competed in fun and exciting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) programs at the Claremont Showgrounds, inspiring them to build their futures in science and engineering.

Tour group at a mine site

High School Girls Experience a Day in the FIFO Life

Friday, 12 April 2019

As part of the UWA Girls in Engineering Outreach Program, five bright young females in Years 10 and 11 visited a Rio Tinto mine site to gain an exciting insight into a future career in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM).

Hayley Biddle

UWA students awarded Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarships

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Five students from The University of Western Australia are among 38 young Australians to be awarded a Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarship.

UWA to lead world-first LNG futures facility

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

The University of Western Australia will lead the development of the LNG Futures Facility, which will include a world-first microscale Liquefied Natural Gas plant for research and education, following today’s announcement by Premier Mark McGowan at the LNG19 conference in Shanghai.

Prof Inge Koch

Welcome Professor Inge Koch

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

The Faculty is excited to welcome one of its newest academic appointments, Professor Inge Koch to the School of Physics, Mathematics and Computing.

Professor David Blair at Gravity Discovery Centre

UWA awarded $898,560 to teach Einstein's physics in schools

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have been awarded $898,560 for a ground-breaking international research project to teach Einstein’s theories of space, time, matter, light and gravity through primary and secondary school.


Four EMS Projects Successful in the inaugural round of Communities of Practice

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Four projects lead by staff members from The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences have been successful in the inaugural round of the UWA Communities of Practice initiative.

UWA students acknowledged as aspiring future leaders

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Four UWA students have made it into the finals of the Top 100 Future Leaders Competition being held in Sydney on Wednesday 13 February. The competition aims to bring together aspiring graduates and future graduate employers.

The promising future leaders from UWA are finalists in the following award categories; corporate and commercial law, mechanical and electrical engineering, business and management, and economics and finance. 

Rural high school students get an insight into a future in STEM and ICT

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

A week-long summer camp has officially started with 60 Year 9 and Year 10 high school students from remote areas of Western Australia and South Australia arriving at The University of Western Australia.


The summer camp, digIT, is organised by the Australian Mathematics Trust and is designed for students who are most at risk of falling behind in the digital age and show an aptitude in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) themes. 


Microscope in a needle

New technology to make brain surgery safer

Thursday, 20 December 2018

A biopsy needle that can help surgeons identify and avoid blood vessels in the brain during surgery has undergone initial tests in humans by a research team from The University of Western Australia, The University of Adelaide and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.

EZONE UWA Student Hub is beginning to take shape

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

UWA students are one step closer to entering the EZONE UWA Student Hub, with the North side of the building nearly reaching completion.

With the support of BHP Iron Ore and Woodside Energy, EZONE UWA Student Hub will transform the way UWA educates students, undertakes research and engages with industry, alumni and the community. The facilities will be utilised by students studying engineering, physics, maths and computing.

UWA Makers Group

UWA brings new Makerspace to Willetton Senior High School

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

The UWA Makers Group have recently lent their expertise in design, electronics, and coding to help establish a brand new makerspace and afterschool program at Willetton Senior High School. 

ARC Research Grants

EMS Awarded $6.4M in Research Funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC)

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Researchers from The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (EMS) have been awarded $6.54 million in funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC) for 16 projects across Engineering, Mathematics and Physics. This represents an outstanding achievement from our researchers, who have scooped half of the awarded projects to the University of Western Australia (UWA).

EMS students showcase their research efforts at the 2018 AITPM WA Transport related student thesis presentation

Friday, 7 December 2018

Four of the University of Western Australia’s brightest Master of Professional Engineering and Master of Data Science students were invited to take part in the WA Transport Related Student Thesis Presentation hosted by the Australian Institute of Traffic Planning and Management Ltd (AITPM) on 22 November.

Future Maths Stars Compete at UWA

Thursday, 6 December 2018

On Saturday 27 October, over 420 future maths stars came together at The University of Western Australia for the 2018 Western Australian Junior Mathematics Olympiad (WAJO). 110 teams of year 7, 8 and 9 students from 25 Perth schools competed to solve a range of mathematical problems and vie for over $2,000 worth of prizes. The number of students who attended the event was an impressive increase over 2017, representing the growing popularity of maths amongst Perth students. 

UWA PhD candidate’s contribution to the future of artificial intelligence

Friday, 23 November 2018

The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences would like to congratulate computer science and software engineering PhD candidate, Christopher Bartley, whose thesis paper on Data Science and Machine Learning has been accepted to one of the top three international artificial intelligence (AI) conferences in 2019, The Thirty-Third Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Conference on Artificial Intelligence, held in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

Master of Professional Engineering students leading change in WA’s adoption of electric mobility

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Seven students from the University of Western Australia’s Master of Professional Engineering program are one step closer to inciting change in WA’s adoption of electric mobility, recently presenting their policy brief, Transition Towards Electric Mobility in WA, to The Greens WA MLC, Mr Tim Clifford, and staffer Alison Wright, on 24 October.

Success for UWA female engineering students at NASA Space Apps Challenge 2018

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences celebrates the success of USafe, a team of three UWA female engineering students who recently took part in the third annual NASA Space Apps Perth hackathon, on 20-21 October. 

High hopes for UWA Aerospace

Monday, 29 October 2018

The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences’ newest student club, UWA Aerospace, has completed the final test launch of its custom-built rocket ahead of the inaugural Australian University Rocket Competition.

A jaw dropping victory for one UWA PhD candidate

Friday, 26 October 2018

UWA PhD candidate, Samantha Andrzejaczek, was recently awarded First Place and the Audience Choice Award for her success in the OI – OGS PhD video competition held on Tuesday 23 October at UWA’s Oceans Institute (OI). The competition, which aims to increase the impact and visibility of OI postgraduate research, presents PhD students with the opportunity to share their research efforts in a creative three minute video submission.