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April High School Workshops

 

About our 2017 Workshop series

UNSW Built Environment invites you to join our free High School Workshop series! These interactive workshops will give you a taste for the undergraduate degrees we offer, what it’s like to be a student here and provide insight into careers you might be considering.

This series is open to Year 10, Year 11 and Year 12 students. BYO lunch and morning tea will be provided.

Register below to secure your place in our workshops! Places are limited so please ensure you sign up for every workshop you are interested in.

Due to safety regulations in some of our fabrication areas, we will not be able to accept students younger than 15 years old. Please bring your student card with you.

Learn more about our workshops below

 

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AND PROPERTY 

Date: Wednesday 12th April

Note: This workshop will be from 9:30am till 3:30pm

How do construction, surveying and property development impact the liveability of our cities? Come and spend a day at UNSW Built Environment working on a construction management and property project with our experts.

  • Welcome presentation: Introduction to Construction Management and Property, careers and our students
  • Panel discussion with UNSW alumni and industry
  • Morning tea (provided)
  • Workshop/case study
  • Lunch (BBQ will be provided)
  • Construction site visit
  • Presentation on scholarships, alternative admission and UNSW3+
  • Q&A, and a certificate presentation to recognise student participation and wrap up the day

This workshop will be led by Construction Management and Property Program staff and student ambassadors.

 

ARCHITECTURE

Date: Thursday 20th April 

Wondering what it’s like to be an architect who designs sustainable cities? Come and spend a day at UNSW Built Environment working on an architecture project with our experts.

  • Welcome presentation: Introduction to architecture, careers and our students
  • Introduction to tall building architecture
  • Morning tea (provided)
  • Group building tower activity
  • Testing towers and discussion
  • Lunch (BYO)
  • Tour of faculty facilities
  • Presentation on scholarships, alternative admission and UNSW3+
  • Q&A, and a certificate presentation to recognise student participation and wrap up the day

This workshop will be led by Architecture Program staff and student ambassadors.

Due to popular demand, this workshop is now full.

Click here to register for our July High School Workshops (3 - 14 July).

CITY PLANNING

Date: Wednesday 19th April

Are you planning to positively shape the cities and communities of the future? Come and spend a day at UNSW Built Environment working on a city planning project with our experts.

  • Welcome presentation: Introduction to City Planning, careers and our students
  • Introduction to strategic city planning issues facing Sydney
  • Morning tea (provided)
  • Tour of the UNSW campus and site visits in Randwick, Kensington or Kingsford
  • Presentation on how city planners work through public issues
  • Lunch (BYO)
  • City planning workshop and presentations
  • Presentation on scholarships, alternative admission and UNSW3+
  • Q&A, and a certificate presentation to recognise student participation and wrap up the day

This workshop will be led by City Planning Program staff and student ambassadors.

COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN

Date: Thursday 13th April

How does a computational designer use technology for the greater good? Come and spend a day at UNSW Built Environment working on a computational design project with our experts.

  • Welcome presentation: Introduction to Computational Design, careers and our students
  • Design experimentation workshop with essential design tools: Grasshopper and Processing
  • Morning tea (provided)
  • Presentation on Virtual Reality / Occulus Rift
  • Lunch (BYO)
  • Tour of our Design Fabrication Lab
  • Hands-on design activity
  • Presentation on scholarships, alternative admission and UNSW3+
  • Q&A, and a certificate presentation to recognise student participation and wrap up the day

This workshop will be led by Computational Design Program staff and student ambassadors.

Places are limited for this workshop.

 

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Date: Tuesday 18th April

Do you want to help shape the way we live through the design of sustainable products and systems that we use at home, at work and in the public domain? Come and spend a day at UNSW Built Environment working on an industrial design project with our experts.

  • Welcome presentation: Introduction to Industrial Design, careers and our students
  • Design based problem solving/making activity
  • Morning tea (provided)
  • Tour of the Michael Crouch Innovation Centre (MCIC) with a laser-cutting demonstration
  • Tour of faculty facilities, labs and studios
  • Lunch (BYO) 
  • Lighting design-based project: Students will be given a brief explaining the project as well as instructions to help them design their solution. There will then be a presentation of each design proposal.
  • Presentation on scholarships, alternative admission and UNSW3+
  • Q&A, and a certificate presentation to recognise student participation and wrap up the day

This workshop will be led by Industrial Design Program staff and student ambassadors.

Places are limited for this workshop.

INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE

Date: Tuesday 11th April

Would you like the job of understanding what it is like to live, work and think in interior spaces? Come and spend a day at UNSW Built Environment working on an interior architecture project with our experts.

  • Welcome presentation: Introduction to Interior Architecture, the role of an Interior Architect, careers and our students
  • Presentation on scholarships, alternative admission and UNSW3+
  • Morning tea (provided)
  • Project phase 1 | Think: Students will be provided with a site, client and brief to generate a small research led proposal. Through guided assistance and feedback, students will be able to experience the iterative process of design thinking through research, manual drawing and traditional model making.
  • Lunch (BYO)
  • Tour of the UNSW campus
  • Project phase 2 | Make: Students will use 3D digital modelling programs to construct their final design iteration and realize it through digital fabrication methods.
  • Project phase 3 | Communicate: Students will present their final design proposals. Parents are welcome.
  • Q&A, and a certificate presentation to recognise student participation and wrap up the day

This workshop will be led by the Interior Architecture Program staff and student ambassadors. 

Places are limited for this workshop.

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

Date: Monday 10th April

Interested in the outdoors and the way design can make or break the balance between ecosystem health, cultural diversity and social equity? Come and spend a day at UNSW Built Environment working on a landscape architecture project with our experts.

  • Welcome presentation: Knowing Landscape Architecture: overview
  • Doing landscape architecture: stories from students and staff
  • Morning tea (provided)
  • Making landscape architecture: A design exercise on campus
  • Lunch (BYO)
  • Tour of faculty facilities
  • Presentation on scholarships, alternative admission and UNSW3+
  • Q&A and a certificate presentation to recognise student participation and wrap up the day

This workshop will be led by the Landscape Architecture Program staff and student ambassadors.

 

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