Degree Taster

Engineering Degree Taster Program

There's a lot that goes into deciding what to study at university. Our University of Sydney Engineering Degree Taster Program will help you understand more about what a degree in Engineering involves and where it can take you.

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100+ students joined in the last 30 days
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Duration:
4 weeks
Per week:
2-4 hours
Age:
14 - 19
Outcome:
Microcredential
Duration:
40 minutes
Age:
14 - 24
Outcome:
Microcredential

Summary

Whether you're just starting out at university or looking to switch degrees, our University of Sydney Engineering Degree Taster Program is here to make a tough decision simpler.  

Try before you apply

Learn what a degree in Engineering involves, including course content, unit overviews, entry requirements and employability tips. Engage in real research tasks and a taster lecture with academics to help you build your understanding of what an engineering degree actually looks like.

Connect with course leaders

Access fully interactive webinar sessions with course leaders and leading academics to answer your questions directly.

Fit it around your schedule

Each program consists of 10-hours of work, which can be completed flexibly over the course of two weeks, complete with taster activities, reflection tasks and interactive quizzes.

Boost your employability

Discover how to get the most out of your degree and where it can take you in the future.

What you’ll cover

Get in-depth insight into studying Mechanical, Civil & Coastal, Electrical & Electronic and Marine Technology Engineering at a state-of-the-art university. Hear from internationally recognised experts passionate about providing an excellent learning experience.

To join

You need:

  • Yourself
  • Enthusiasm and curiosity
  • A computer, laptop or phone
  • An internet connection
  • A comfy place to study (yes, even your bed)

You don't need:

  • Background knowledge
  • To limit yourself
  • To break the bank (it’s all free)
  • The latest tech
  • A uni degree

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Engineering Degree Taster Program

University of ****** Engineering Degree Taster Program will help you understand more about what a degree in Engineering involves.
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100+ students in the last 30 days

Ideal for

14-19

Commitment

Outcome

Microcredentials

Skills and related jobs

Core skills you will gain:

Communication
Creative thinking
Critical thinking
Decision making
Self awareness
Work ethic

Additional skills:

Communication
Creative thinking
Critical thinking
Decision making
Self awareness
Work ethic

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There's a lot that goes into deciding what to study at university. Our University of Sydney Engineering Degree Taster Program will help you understand more about what a degree in Engineering involves and where it can take you.

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Why Grandshake?

Gain real-world work experience anywhere, anytime. Meet industry mentors, discover career pathways, and join a national community.

Self-paced journey

Complete at your own speed, and gain progressive skills from beginner to advanced.

Video check-ins

Touch-base with a community facilitator and receive personalised guidance at every step of the experience.

Pitch your project

Boost your communication and project management skills in one go, and get key stakeholders on board with your idea. 

Receive mentor feedback

Network with industry mentors and receive one-on-one feedback on your projects. 

Industry-endorsed Microcredential

Receive digital proof of your experience and celebrate your accomplishment with future employers.

Join a national community of students from over 210+ schools

Get help from our community

Get personalised support and feedback from our team, mentors and fellow students.

Build your network

Make connections, discover career opportunities, and collaborate with humans from across Australia.

Real-life experiences

Gain practical skills and insights from a community of industry experts.

What students say

Students rate their Grand experience at 4.9/5 🌟

Claire H

Year 12

“I took every opportunity, and work experience was the perfect opportunity to better myself and help me figure out what I want to do after school.”

Arslan P

Year 10

“I did not know what I wanted to do and none of my friends are talking about what they want to do. Thanks to Grandshake I found my passion and sense of clarity.”

Darcey K

Year 12

“Through my first job shadowing, I landed a paid gig. I soon released the benefits of being employed during high school. I found other ways I can start my career and not go crazy about ATAR.”

David T

Year 11

“I found it difficult to interact with my school. But Grandshake was awesome and the work experience helped me develop a sense of responsibility and got me some experience I needed.”

Elaine Q

Year 10

"I absolutely loved this virtual work experience. I feel like I learned a lot, and everything I did learn I will be able to apply to anything I do in the future."

Audrey W

Year 12

"The team put so much effort into making sure you get a lot out of the experience. My favourite part was meeting with industry mentors, and it was really beneficial to see what a real industry career could look like. The experience has helped me with my decision making in year 12."

Monty B

Year 10

"Work experience has confirmed my passion for working in a particular field and motivated me to work hard to realise my dreams."

Oscar T

Year 12

"The Grandshake community has been very engaging and welcoming."

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