Science and Engineering Challenge

In collaboration with University of Newcastle

We are now recruiting volunteers for this year’s SEC.
Get in touch with and help us to make this event a success!

We now have 1 remaining spot available on Wednesday 13th
Please contact to register your school – but be quick!

July 12th, 13th & 14th USC Stadium Sippy Downs


Year 10


Join us for the biggest MIE Event of the year! The Science and Engineering Challenge is a day-long competition designed to provide Year 10 (or Year 9) students with a positive experience of science and engineering. A maximum of 8 schools per day compete against each other at one central venue.

Each school bring a team of between 16 and 32 students. Each school “team” is divided into 8 groups of 2 to 4 students. There are 8 activities to participate in. Each group will then do either one full- day activity, or two half-day activities (i.e. one activity in the morning session, and a different one in the afternoon session). Students are assigned a colour to identify which activity(s) they will do during the morning and afternoon sessions.

Students are awarded points for each activity and the school with the most cumulative points at the end of the day is declared the winner! Here is the list of activities being offered in 2022.

The SEC, in collaboration with the University of Newcastle, encourages students to consider a career in science or engineering while engaging in exciting competition.

More information about the challenge, competition and activities can also be found on the University of Newcastle website:

We wish all the schools competing the best luck!


USC Stadium – Sippy Downs

Date / Time

July 12th, 13th and 14th


Registration for 2023 coming soon

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