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Obelisk Systems

STEM teaching resources that are out of this world

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"The StarLAB Mars Rover Kit is one of the most comprehensive STEM based teaching resources I've seen."
Dr Scott Sleap | Me Program Director - Regional Development Australia

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Me Program

RDA Hunter’s iSTEM is a School Developed Board Endorsed Course (SDBEC) which has been approved by the NSW Education Standards Authority and forms part of a student’s academic record in NSW.

Me Program

Incorporating mechatronics, aerodynamics, engineering, 3D CAD/CAM, aerospace and motion modules, iSTEM presents maths and sciences to students in ways that challenge not only their understanding of these key subjects but also their ability to manage projects and work in teams. iSTEM was created in the Hunter region in direct response to industry’s urgent demand for young people qualified in science, technology, engineering and maths.

Initially taught in seven leading Hunter region high schools, the ME Program’s iSTEM course has been so successful that in 2017 it has been rolled out to over 200 schools across NSW. Since its inception in 2013, the number of schools endorsed has doubled each year and the number of female students enrolled continues to be greater than other traditional male-dominated elective subjects offered in NSW schools.

BAE Systems, Ampcontrol and Varley Group are among 50 ME Program industry partners who were integral to the formation and implementation of the iSTEM syllabus. This elective subject provides students with a curriculum to support the most up to date technologies including 3D printers, virtual reality, drones, robotics and a range of intelligent systems. It engages students in problem-based learning and involves them in real ‘on-the-job’ situations.

Newcastle University

The School of Electrical Engineering and Computing offers undergraduate and postgraduate study in Computer Science, Computer Systems Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Energy Studies, Information Technology and Software Engineering.

Newcastle University

In conjunction with the School of Engineering, we also offer undergraduate study in Mechatronics. From 2018 we will also be offering a new multidisciplinary Bachelor of Medical Engineering (Honours) program with significant input from mechanical, biomedical sciences and science academics.

Our programs are underpinned by some of the most exciting research in Australia. In the Australian Research Council research excellence ratings, we are one of only three universities in Australia to receive a top rating of '5' for Electrical and Electronic Engineering across all three assessments (2010, 2012 and 2015). We are also ranked in the world's top 250 for Computer Science & Information Systems and Electrical & Electronic Engineering subjects.

Our faculty brings together a wealth of expertise in the areas of engineering, computing, architecture, and construction management. Our engineering degrees are no.1 in NSW for student experience, good teaching and median salaries and boast an employment rate of 90%+ for graduates.