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.

Postponed until further notice

For three decades we have been training the engineers that have helped build a better world. This year, we were looking forward to celebrating this important work, the achievements of all our graduates and 30 years of engineering education.

Over the past few months, we have been planning a College-wide celebration to mark the 30th anniversary of the entry of the first undergraduate engineering cohort to ANU.

We’ve had to put these preparations on hold.

2020 has already been a difficult year for us all with COVID-19, remote working arrangements, fires, smoke, and hail; and the associated economic impact each event has caused. 

Given the current uncertainty, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the activities that were planned for the celebration of the 30 years of ANU Engineering. While the new date has not been set, we anticipate it will be in early 2021.

We look forward to celebrating with you when we can all be together.

We will keep this webpage up to date with more details as they emerge, so watch this space.

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