Partners & sponsorship

Enabling diversity through partnerships and sponsorships

Murrup Barak

Murrup Barak, Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development, aims to transform the lives of Indigenous Australians through their education at the Melbourne School of Engineering as well as their employment after graduation. This initiative aims to support and empower Indigenous Australians to reach their full potential both academically and professionally.

For more details visit Murrup Barak, Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development.

Victorian Indigenous Engineering Winter School (VIEWS)

The Victorian Indigenous Engineering Winter School (VIEWS) is an exciting program for Year 11 and 12 Indigenous students aimed to expand understanding and instill a passion for engineering.

Over six days at the University of Melbourne, our young guests will get an insight into what it’s like to study and work in engineering. They will have the opportunity to learn about different professional pathways available and hear first-hand the inspirational stories of Indigenous engineers and students. By the end of the week they will have an appreciation for what an engineer does and how they can impact society and improve the lives of people across the globe.

Learn more about VIEWS and how you can get involved.

Indigenous Engineering Software Project

MSE is working with Supply Nation certified Indigenous-owned businesses. As part of this project, our team of software engineering students works to develop software or systems projects for these businesses.

Our students apply the latest technologies and methodologies while working with their clients to develop tailored solutions to problems such as website development, customer management systems, data collection and mobile app development.

This partnership builds capability for Indigenous organisations while providing invaluable opportunities for our students to gain real world experience and solidify their learnings. So far, we’ve worked for businesses including Complete Workwear Laundry Services Pty Ltd and EZVets.

Worawa Aboriginal Girls College

Worawa Aboriginal College provides young Indigenous girls with a holistic education from years 7 to 10. These bright students have been developing their technical skills in a partnership with the School of Computing and Information Systems (CIS). This program, led by Professor Andrew Turpin and Dr Greg Wadley, is designed to build interest in computer science, IT, software engineering and information systems. CIS academic staff visit the school weekly to help the girls learn skills that will be useful for their future careers.

Weekly activities at the school include app design and programming in HTML/JavaScript, Alice, Scratch and App Inventor. The students have also been investigating phone and PC hardware, programming robots, and composing algorithms.

The Worawa students recently visited the Parkville campus, where they had the chance to experience cutting-edge Virtual and Augmented Reality at the Microsoft Centre for Social NUI. They also toured the University’s data room, and presented their coding projects in front of Melbourne School of Engineering staff.