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SEBE outreach

Sign your secondary school students up for an interactive program or workshop – give them the opportunity to experience what it’s like to study architecture and construction management, engineering, information technology, life sciences and the environment.

Join a SEBE outreach event

Our outreach programs and activities have a focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths) related subjects and are designed to inspire young people to identify the value and application of STEM in our society. Our aim is to highlight the wide range of STEM careers available, and give young people the opportunity to engage in hands-on activities in a real university environment.

Forensic Detective Program

Year 9 and 10 students participate in an interactive workshop program, completing activities related to forensic science including a visit to our Crime Scene House facility.

Date: between 5–9 June 2023 (1-day event)
Location: Waurn Ponds

School incursions

During Term 2 and Term 4, Deakin staff and students are available for 1-day incursions to your school. Choose from our selection of 1-hour hands-on activities and design a day tailored to you.

Dates: between 19–23 June 2023 (1-day event) and between 30 October–3 November 2023 (1-day event)
Location: schools in greater Geelong

Design Masterclass

Design Masterclass is a 3-day program for Year 10 and 11 students to participate in workshops about architecture, product design, digital design and more.

Date: TBC
Location: Waurn Ponds or Waterfront

VCE Systems Engineering Day

Year 10 to 12 students participate in various engineering exercises in our advanced engineering labs alongside our current students, lecturers and professional engineers.

Date: between 24–28 July 2023 (1-day event)
Location: Waurn Ponds

STEM Awards


Years 5 to 12 complete a self-designed project in the following categories: Investigate, Design, Solve. Projects are presented at an awards ceremony at the end of Term 3 at Waurn Ponds Campus.

Dates: during Term 3 2023
Location: Waurn Ponds

Science and Engineering Challenge

A nationwide STEM program, students compete in engaging hands-on activities involving the principles of science, engineering and technology.

Dates: 15–16 August 2023
Location: Waurn Ponds

STEM Celebration Day

Grade 5 and 6 students with a love of STEM are invited to attend our STEM Celebration Day.

Date: 6 December 2023
Location: Waurn Ponds

Activity and workshop information

Our activities and workshops often complement secondary school curriculum studies and provide a hands-on experience for students to apply their problem-solving and teamwork skills, introduce tertiary education opportunities and highlight future career pathways.

Activities and workshops are grouped into four areas which reflect SEBE’s four schools:

  • architecture and built environment
  • engineering
  • information technology
  • life and environmental sciences.

Interested in other Deakin events?

This year your students have the opportunity to see Deakin from all angles. Deakin holds information sessions, Change of Preference campus events, student-led Campus Tours, plus virtual and in-person Open Days. We're open all year!

Find out more about our events

Get involved

Expressions of interest for our programs and activities can be made by a school representative, such as a career practitioner or year level coordinator/discipline teacher. If you're a secondary student wishing to attend, get in touch with your year level coordinator or teacher.

Email our Outreach Team for more info about programs and activities.