Beca is proud to announce our recently signed 12-month partnership with the University of New South Wales (UNSW) School of Civil & Environmental Engineering (CVEN), to help nurture the next generation of Australian engineers.As members of UNSW's Industry Partner Program, we will work closely to mentor current CVEN students who will have access to senior Beca engineers. We’ll also be present at, and sponsor events and award ceremonies the school hosts for their vibrant cohort, including the elite student industry breakfasts and career fairs. It’s all part of our culture of learning and knowledge sharing from the ground up.
Another key pillar of our partnership will be to help grow the profile of the engineering profession through outreach programs with students in primary and high schools across New South Wales.
This includes their very successful Primary School Maths Prize which promotes the importance of maths for an exciting engineering career, and the Year 10 Engineering Work Experience Week that offers young people across the state the chance to be involved in a wide range of civil, environmental and geospatial engineering projects and activities.
In commenting on this partnership, Sean Suen - Undergraduate Civil Engineer at Beca and current CVEN student says “This program presents a great opportunity for Beca to not only give back to the young engineering community, but also to learn from some of the best up and coming engineers.
Having been on either side of the industry recently, I know how important it is to be heard and have solid resources on hand to help students find their feet in this unknown environment. I’m incredibly grateful to be part of helping Beca and UNSW come together for this partnership and hope to see it flourish for many years to come!”
“This program presents a great opportunity for Beca to not only give back to the young engineering community, but also to learn from some of the best up and coming engineers - Sean Suen, Beca
Meanwhile Simon Berry, Manager – Transport NSW at Beca said “I am really looking forward to the partnership with UNSW. It gives us the opportunity to help students starting their careers to grow and belong by sharing advice and working alongside industry leaders. UNSW has consistently produced the best civil engineers in the country, and I can’t wait to see these students demonstrating their talents at Beca!”
As our partnership gets underway, we look forward to working closely with UNSW to nurture Australia’s next generation of engineers who will help build the critical infrastructure our country needs to navigate an increasingly complex world!
“The School warmly welcomes Beca to our Industry Partnership Program” says Dr Kurt Douglas – Associate Head of Engagement, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW. “It is exciting to see a people orientated company with similar values, regarding a focus on community and the environment, join us.
We really appreciate companies that come on board to help support the transition of our students, and indeed future students, into the engineering industry”.
“It is exciting to see a people orientated company with similar values, regarding a focus on community and the environment, join us - Dr Kurt Douglas, UNSW
About UNSW School of Civil & Environmental Engineering
UNSW School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CVEN) has been pursuing excellence and innovation in education and research since its foundation in 1949. CVEN is internationally ranked as the premier School of its kind in Australia (AWRU/ QS/ THE) and No. 12 in the world (AWRU/QS).
Our school offers over 10 undergraduate degrees, with one-third of our undergraduate students enrolled in double degrees. We’re committed to advancing a more prosperous, safe and just society. Our courses emphasise sustainability and consideration of engineering impacts, with an integrated and inter-connected view of the world. Our centres and discipline groups provide focal points for researchers to contribute to global efforts in innovative Civil, Environmental and Geospatial Engineering research.
Each year, we work with over 100 industry and government organisations on specific industry and community-related projects. The number and diversity of our academic staff and breadth of engagement with industry through our activities, allows us to bring tremendous expertise to our teaching.
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