Science and Engineering Curtin Extra programs

Many of the co-curricular opportunities available to Faculty of Science and Engineering students can contribute to your personal and professional development, while also leading to Curtin Extra recognition.

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CoderDojo at Curtin

CoderDojo at Curtin is a fun, free and social club for young people aged 7 to 17 (Ninjas) who are interested in code and computers. CoderDojo at Curtin is run by student mentors who organise and mentor the dojo for the community.

Stream: Social Impact

For more information: visit Coderdojo WA or email

Curtin Motorsport Team

The Curtin Motorsport Team is a wholly student-run organisation where participants compete in the Formula SAE design competition – an international engineering competition demanding the annual production of a high-performance formula-style vehicle. The program introduces participants to the challenges of diverse, team-driven engineering project work encouraging technical expertise, strong project management and interpersonal skills.

Stream: Professional Development; Leadership

For more information: visit Curtin Motorsport Team or email

Engineers Without Borders: School Outreach Program

The School Outreach program is one of several programs developed by Engineers Without Borders (EWB) to achieve its mission, to connect, educate and empower people through humanitarian engineering solutions. Volunteers are involved in going out and teaching high school students about social justice and the place of engineering and technology in delivering social justice.

Stream: Social Impact

For more information: visit EWB School Outreach or email

Science Academic Learning Tutor

The Science Academic Learning Tutors (SALT) provide one-on-one peer support to first year students to help develop effective academic behaviours, systems knowledge, study skills, organisation and time management required to be successful in their chosen course.

Stream: Professional Development

For more information: email

STEM Outreach

STEM Outreach provides engaging and innovative programs that aim to connect schools and community to STEM and Curtin research. Representing the Faculty of Science and Engineering’s commitment to community engagement, STEM Outreach delivers workshops, camps, excursions, incursions and competitions for students and teachers across metropolitan and regional Western Australia.

Stream: Professional Development

For more information: visit STEM Outreach or email


The STEMinist program focuses on supporting young men and women training to be educators, collaborating with experienced STEM professional women who together inspire primary aged students to develop engagement and attitudes towards STEM through Makerspace projects. Participants engage in workshops to master key skills and concepts and then attend primary schools to work alongside STEM professionals in classroom sessions.

Stream: Professional Development

For more information: visit STEMinists or email

Volunteer SciEng

The Volunteer SciEng program provides an opportunity for Science and Engineering (SAE) students to participate in projects to support community initiatives and foster a atmosphere of innovation and entrepreneurship, underpinned by interdisciplinary groups of SAE students. This program will include internal and external volunteering opportunities for SAE students.

Stream: Social Impact

For more information: email