EngFest 2023

EngFest is Charles Sturt’s annual three-day celebration of civil engineering, with exhibitions and presentations of student works and research, school visits and information sessions, a careers expo, industry networking, professional development events and more.

It brings together students, cadet and professional civil engineers, researchers, representatives of Engineers Australia, interested members of the public and school students.

We invite you to come along to meet the engineers of tomorrow and see what the future of engineering holds.

When: Tuesday 6 June - Thursday 8 June 2023

Where: Charles Sturt’s Bathurst Campus

Book your spot

We have events for schools, industry, and prospective students and community members.

Schools Industry Prospective students and community


Schools day

Schools day

High school students are invited to come along to our EngFest school’s morning or afternoon sessions. These sessions will include the Engineering Project Expo, lab tours and information session: ‘What is civil engineering? Studying engineering at Charles Sturt.’

Come along to find out more about Charles Sturt University Engineering.

Tuesday 6 June – 10.00am-1.00pm

Wednesday 7 June – 9.15am-1.00pm

Wednesday 7 June – 11.30am-2.30pm

Engineering project expo

Engineering project expo

Explore the projects Charles Sturt student and cadet engineers are working on. First year students will showcase their humanitarian engineering designs for the Engineers Without Borders Challenge. Second year students will present civil engineering projects developed for real clients, while professional cadets will summarise their design projects and research theses.

Tuesday 6 June - 10.00am-3.00pm

Wednesday 7 June - 10.00am-2.30pm

What is it like studying civil engineering at Charles Sturt?

What is it like studying civil engineering at Charles Sturt?

Discover what sets Charles Sturt’s engineering degrees apart. Find out more about civil engineering, our unique ‘topic tree’ approach to learning, the facilities at Bathurst and how to apply to study. Our courses offer up to four years of paid work placements, alongside generous Transgrid Civil Engineering Scholarships – so don’t miss out!

Learn about our three courses, which allow you to develop an engineering qualification that works for you.

Wednesday 7 June – 2.30-3.30pm

Industry-focused events

Industry-focused events

Charles Sturt Engineering values our close partnerships with the engineering industry, regionally and across Australia. We invite you join us for EngFest, which will offer great opportunities to network with others in the civil engineering industry, academics and the engineers of the future.

Main industry day - Wednesday 7 June

For more information on all of our industry events across Wednesday and the other days of EngFest, please book via the 'Industry' button above.

Women in engineering networking event

Women in engineering networking event

Female engineers are invited to join our students and academics for afternoon tea to celebrate women in engineering and help inspire the next generation of female engineers.

Wednesday 7 June – 3:00pm-4:00pm

This session is exclusive to female-identifying industry engineers and current students only.

Engineers Australia forum on towards net zero

Engineers Australia forum on towards net zero

Engineers Australia will host a forum with the theme: ‘towards net zero for regional communities’ - what can a fair transition to zero looks like for regional New South Wales?’

Hear from a range of expert speakers from industry, consulting and professional associations about how the regions can lead by example and draw upon resilience, ingenuity and knowledge to transition to zero.

The forum will include short presentations by the speakers and a Q&A session. CPD hours available.

Tuesday 6 June – 6-8pm

This is an in-person event. Contact Karen Brakell (karen.brakell@wsp.com.au) for more information.

More information [pdf]

Charles Sturt Engineering academic and student research showcase

Charles Sturt Engineering academic and student research showcase

Industry, the research community and Charles Sturt University students and staff are invited to a presentation showcasing engineering research and consulting achievements, including master thesis projects and research projects in collaboration with industry.

Thursday 8 June – 12-1pm

Civil engineering careers expo

Civil engineering careers expo

Engineering students and cadets, as well as those interested in a career in engineering, including senior high school students, are invited to a careers expo showcasing potential cadet and graduate employers from all areas of civil engineering.

Come along to network, ask questions and meet your potential employer!

Wednesday 7 June – 3.30-5.00pm

Engineering lab demonstrations and facilities tours

Engineering lab demonstrations and facilities tours

Explore Charles Sturt’s award-winning, purpose-built engineering building. Throughout the day, interactive Rube Goldberg machines will be in action and there will be opportunities to take part in regular engineering lab demonstrations.

Tuesday 6 June – 1.00-2.30pm

Wednesday 7 June – 10.00am-2.30pm

Charles Sturt Bathurst, Engineering Building 1305

Village Drive
Charles Sturt University Bathurst Campus
Panorama Avenue Bathurst.

Parking at Engfest

P7 Carpark, Village Drive, Bathurst Campus.