ACT Young Women in Engineering (YoWIE)


Ever wondered where studying maths and science at school can take you?

Come and experience Engineering at UNSW Canberra 

FREE Three-day workshop - January school holidays

  • Build and fly a rocket and gas turbine engine
  • Design, build and fly a satellite remotely
  • Disassemble and reassemble an engine
  • Solder and program a circuit
  • Command a robot to solve a series of tasks
  • Design, build and test a dam 

We are proud to present YoWIE, a three-day workshop held in January specifically for Young Women.

YoWIE is now in it’s fifth year at UNSW Canberra and is continuing to grow in popularity as more young women are joining us each year to experience what it’s like to be an engineer.

Our amazing hands-on workshops are designed to give our YoWIE’s a flavour of university level engineering and exposure to the development of skills that engineers need all while having fun of course! They will discover space, aeronautical, civil, electrical, mechanical and software engineering with awesome, hands on activities.

YoWIE’s will apply their high school maths and science skills to our cool activities and learn just how studying these subjects at school can help shape their future. Especially if they aspire to become an Engineer!

We encourage all female students going into years 9 to 12 to apply for our next round and discover their potential.

We promise three days of awesome activities with lots of fun. Our YoWIE’s will meet other like-minded young women and form lifelong friendships and bonds. They will meet innovative and inspirational female engineering guest speakers, current engineering students, recent engineering graduates and the most passionate staff to introduce them to a whole new world of wonder and opportunity! A career in engineering starts at YoWIE!

YoWIE 2022

Event Details

FREE three-day workshop for young women in Years 9 to 12 in 2022


UNSW Canberra (at ADFA Campus), in Campbell ACT


January School Holidays, 2022


Registrations for YoWIE 2022 will open approx. March 2021

Please continue to check the UNSW Canberra YoWIE web page to register your interest in attending YoWIE 2022.