EngFest is an engineering annual festival organised to showcase projects completed by student/cadet engineers from Charles Sturt Engineering to the region and the profession. The 6th annual EngFest successfully completed 8th and 9th June 2021 in the engineering building on the Bathurst campus. We had approximately 60 participants in each session during the event considering COVID restriction.
4 teams of students from first year presented their project from the Engineers Without Borders Australia challenge. EWB teamed with Centre of Appropriate Technology, and students produced projects for Indigenous communities on the Cape York Peninsula.
Another 4 teams of second year student engineers demonstrated their project to the community. They solve real problems for real clients. The projects included Wattle Flat Recreation hall, Horse Stables on Mt Rankin, Rear Dock Handicap Access, and Crash Barrier over western culvert.
Thirteen third year cadet engineers presented their engineering cornerstone thesis to the profession, with some public presentations. Five fifth year cadets presented their capstone Master of Engineering thesis to the community and to the profession.
A highlight of the event was a guest lecture by Engineers Australia’s Chief Engineer Jane MacMaster who talked about how to solve complex problems in the modern era followed by lively discussion with the audience.
We also recognised our first two graduates who completed their degrees on time; Damien Taylor with a degree of Bachelor of Technology, and Kevin Win who completed the combined Bachelor of Technology/Master of Engineering degree.