30 years of ANU Engineering

Join us to celebrate 30 years of engineering at ANU, as we look back at the past and to our future.


This event has been rescheduled for 11-16 March 2021.

Watch this space for more information!

Looking back and looking forward

2020 marks 30 years of engineering at The Australian National University (ANU). Join us for a virtual celebration as we look at the past 30 years and look to our future.

In 1990, the first engineering undergraduate program was launched at the ANU. This new program was unique in Australia in its broad interdisciplinary approach known as ‘Systems Engineering’. What started off with an initial graduating class of 21 has now grown to 200 graduates a year, with our alumni working in the breadth of engineering fields all over the world.

Today, in keeping with the innovative approach in which we started, we continue to shape the discipline of engineering for the 21st century and beyond.

We are now the Research School of Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering (RSEEME) and there is a new fledgling school: the Research School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Environmental Engineering (RSAMEE). We are also defining a new engineering discipline, looking at the intersection of humanity with technology with our 3A Institute.

B.ENG cohort 1990

As part of our celebrations, we're planning a number of sessions for this celebration. Highlights include:

  • expert discussions on what engineering will look like in 2050
  • learn about engineering for social impact
  • discover renewable energy and sustainability
  • explore the future of engineering education, and
  • hear from and reconnect with classmates in our alumni community

More information to follow.

Updated:  1 June 2019/Responsible Officer:  Dean, CECS/Page Contact:  CECS Marketing