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School of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering
 November 2011
Tuesday 29
18:30 - PRESENTATION - Engineering Information Evenings : If your passion is to become an engineer, then give yourself a great career start and study engineering at UWA. Website | More Information
A UWA Engineering qualification combines practical and theoretical learning in an exciting and engaging environment that will make you a sought-after graduate, with an internationally recognised education.

To find out more about how to become an engineer, come along to one of our free Engineering Information Evenings and talk to us about commencing your engineering career at UWA.

The information evenings will cover course and career options, the types of engineering available to study, what the course entails, entry pathways available and how to apply through TISC
Wednesday 30
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents: : Environmental Priorities -Valuing the Priceless Website | More Information
Few species can exist without interacting with others. When one species, such as the human species today, multiplies quickly it inevitably interferes with the food or water supply of others and encroaches on their habitats. By doing so it may damage or destroy some of the very relationships on which it itself depends for survival. In practical terms this means that when local or national questions arise about how land should be used (e.g. whether a forested area should be used perhaps for agriculture or housing), although the owner of the property has a financial interest, the wider community has an interest too because it will to a greater or lesser extend be affected by the environmental consequences of any changes. However, environmental relationships are complex and imperfectly understood.

Attempts have been made to give weight to wider interests in land use by giving cash values to values to ‘natural capital’ so that they can be judged against conventional commercial value. Most recently this has been done for the UK in the National Ecosystem Assessment (https://uknea.unep-wcmc.org/Resources/tabid/82/Default.aspx) and the UK Government has indicated that it supports this approach.

It is intended that rather than a lecture, this should be a discussion seminar with an introduction of around twenty minutes followed by a wide-ranging discussion of the issues.

Bio,

Ron Oxburgh FRS (Lord Oxburgh of Liverpool) trained originally as a geologist and has worked as an academic, a civil servant and in business. He has taught and researched at Oxford, Cambridge, Caltech and Stanford and served as President of Queens’ College Cambridge.

Between 1987 and 1993 he was Chief Scientific Adviser to the Ministry of Defence and from 1993 to 2001 Rector of Imperial College. He was non-executive Chairman of Shell Transport and Trading until the Company merged with Royal Dutch Petroleum to form Royal Dutch Shell in 2005.

He is currently President of the Carbon Capture and Storage Association and Chairman of 2OC and GEO – small greentec startups. He is a former Chairman of the Trustees of the Natural History Museum and of the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology. He is Foreign member of the US, Australian and German Academies of Science.



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 December 2011
Thursday 01
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents: : Inaugural Community Forum - The health of the Swan River. Website | More Information
In response to growing public interest in the health of our aquatic ecosystems, the Centre for Water Research at the University of Western Australia will now be holding a monthly discussion forum in relation to issues and questions regarding our water resources in Western Australia.

The forums aim to facilitate two-way communication and discussion about topics of interest surrounding our water resources. Each month an informal seminar will be presented by a member of CWR. All attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions, facilitate discussion, and share any information and experiences they see relevant to the topic.

If you have any specific questions or topics that you would like addressed prior to the forum, or wish to be allocated a time period in which you can speak or lead the discussion, please send your inquiries to [email protected]

Come and be apart of an active community initiative helping to bring about awareness of the health of our precious water resources.



**** This seminar is free and open to the public, no RSVP required

****All Welcome****
Thursday 08
18:30 - PRESENTATION - Engineering Information Evenings : If your passion is to become an engineer, then give yourself a great career start and study engineering at UWA. Website | More Information
A UWA engineering qualification combines practical and theoretical learning in an exciting and engaging environment that will make you a sought-after graduate, with an internationally recognised education.

To find out more about how to become an engineer, come along to one of our free Engineering Information Evenings and talk to us about commencing your engineering career at UWA.

The information evenings will cover course and career options, the types of engineering available to study, what the course entails, entry pathways available and how to apply through TISC.
Saturday 10
9:00 - EVENT - Perth Puzzle Championship 2011 : Official WCA Puzzle Speedsolving Competition Website | More Information
If you want to solve and win prizes, or watch others solve a Rubik's Cube and many other puzzles, simply join us at our free event. There will also be a display of many interesting mechanical puzzles.

Date: Dec 10-11, 2011 Time: 9:00am to 3:00pm
Thursday 15
8:45 - EVENT - Women in Science and Engineering Day 2011 : The Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics is celebrating the important role that women play in science and engineering with an educational and inspiring event. Website | More Information
The Women in Science and Engineering Day (WISE) is a free event designed to inspire, inform and attract girls to consider careers in the fields of science, engineering, computing and mathematics.

WISE is a great opportunity for female students to immerse themselves in the world of modern science and engineering and discover what exciting opportunities exist.

This event is aimed at high school female students in year 10 and year 11. Places are strictly limited.

 February 2012
Monday 20
9:00 - COURSE - Introductory Statistics : A short course Website | More Information
The course is designed for people with little or no knowledge of statistics. It will be spread over three days covering material ranging from means and standard deviations to simple linear regression, and basic ANOVA. Some basic categorical data analysis will be included with the emphasis throughout being placed on applications rather than theory. The statistical package SPSS will be used to illustrate ideas demonstrated, however this course is aimed at enabling an understanding of basic statistics.

Registration is available online https://scg.maths.uwa.edu.au/?id=347 .

 March 2012
Tuesday 06
13:00 - EVENT - UWA Careers Centre Employer Talk 2012 - The Boston Consulting Group : Find out more about the Boston Consulting Group. Don't miss the chance to meet them on campus. Website | More Information
BCG is a global management consulting firm and the world's leading advisor on business strategy. We partner with clients in all sectors and regions to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their businesses. Our customised approach combines deep insight into the dynamics of companies and markets, with close collaboration at all levels of the client organisation. This ensures that our clients achieve sustainable competitive advantage, build more capable organisations, and secure lasting results.

We have offices in Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney and would like to invite you to our on-campus presentation on full-time graduate career opportunities. This presentation will be a good opportunity for you to find out more about the high impact work we do and a terrific opportunity to meet people from the local offices of BCG.

13:00 - TALK - Engineers Without Borders UWA FireUp! : Learn all about the wide range of volunteering activities EWB offers Website | More Information
Just signed up with EWB (or even just thinking about it) and want to get involved for real?? This event is for YOU! Come CONNECT with new friends, LEARN about who we are and what we do, TAKE ADVANTAGE of opportunities and GET INVOLVED!!!

Why just FLOAT through uni? Do you want to....

- Make new university MATES? - Spend time OVERSEAS? - NETWORK with corporate engineers? - Learn leadership SKILLS you can't get in lectures? - Give something BACK to society? - GET INVOLVED at uni? - Have something EXTRA for the RESUME?

AND HAVE SOME SERIOUS FUN??

Then come to EWB UWA's FireUp! where you can learn all about the wide range of volunteering activities EWB can offer you! FREE PIZZA FOR ALL ATTENDEES!!
Wednesday 07
13:00 - TALK - UWA Careers Centre- EMPLOYER TALK 2012- McKinsey & Company : Find out more about working for McKinsey & Company. Don't miss the chance to meet them on campus. Website | More Information
McKinsey & Company is the world's most influential management consulting firm. In 2011 we served private companies and public sector institutions from more than 89 offices in over 50 countries. In a career with McKinsey, you will build unparalleled expertise, work with leading corporations around the world, and have real impact. We are looking for bright, creative women and men, of exceptional intellectual ability and character, to join our consulting team. We offer one of the most attractive opportunities in Australia for new graduates. We give you incomparable work experience, cutting-edge training, and exposure to many industries around the world.

15:00 - TALK - UWA Careers Cente Employer Talk - Engineers Australia Presentation 2012 : Find out more about working for Engineers Australia Website | More Information
Open to all interested students looking to best prepare themselves for life after University, no matter what discipline or year of study they are in.

Wednesday 7 March 3 -5pm, Bayliss Building Lecture Theatre (MCS G.33).

Jennifer O'Donovan, Engineers Australia National Careers Advisor
Thursday 08
13:00 - TALK - UWA Careers Centre Employer Talk - Bain & Company Recruitment Presentation : Find out more about working for Bain & Company. Don't miss the chance to meet them on campus. Website | More Information
Have you considered a career in Management Consulting? Do you want to find out more about working for Bain & Company and the type of work we do? If so then come along to our recruiting presentation to meet Bainies and hear all about the work we do.
Monday 12
14:00 - WORKSHOP - UWA Careers Centre - Case Study Workshop - JPMorgan : Case study workshop for Engineering and Geology Students - Find out more about JPMorgan Website | More Information
JPMorgan Chase has a presence in more than 50 locations worldwide, and offers an exciting variety of career opportunities globally. Candidates interested in a position with our firm should explore the opportunities available at www.jpmorgan.com.au.

Global scale, world class talent, and a commitment to diversity shape a culture of leadership within JPMorgan Chase. Explore opportunities to join our team and deliver exceptional value to our clients.

Bookings essential on CareerHub.
Tuesday 13
13:00 - TALK - UWA Careers Centre Employer Talk 2012 - Chevron : Find out more about working for Chevron. Don't miss the chance to meet them on campus. Website | More Information
Engineering, Geology, Computer Science/IT, Maths, Physics and Business students welcome.

Refreshments to follow presentation. Bookings essential on CareerHub.

17:00 - WORKSHOP - FAWA Financial Modelling Workshop Series : Learn how to build a detailed, multi-scenario financial model. More Information
Want to get ahead of the pack and secure your position as an intern or graduate in the competitive investment banking and corporate finance industry? Register now to take part in FAWA's financial modelling workshop!

part one: Introduction Introduction to the finance industry, value drivers and excel shortcuts.

part two: Financial Modelling Build a detailed, multi-scenario model from scratch and construct share pricing graphs and valuation output charts used in investment banking pitch-books.

part three: Pitch-book Presentation How to prepare a pitch-book and tips and tricks from Investment Banking interns.
Thursday 15
12:00 - EVENT - UWA Careers Centre Employer Talk 2012 - Shell : Find out more about working for Shell. Don't miss the chance to meet them on campus. Website | More Information
We are seeking final year students studying Mechanical/Chemical/Electrical/Petroleum/Oil & Gas Engineering and Geosciences.

For our commercial positions we are seeking final year students studying Commerce/Business/Finance/Economics/Marketing and Human Resources degrees.

Come and find out more at our employer recruitment talk.

Bookings essential on CareerHub. REFRESHMENTS TO FOLLOW!
Wednesday 21
13:00 - TALK - UWA Careers Centre Employer Talk 2012 - Sinclair Knight Merz : Find out more about working for Sinclair Knight Merz. Don't miss the chance to meet them on campus. Website | More Information
At Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM), our goal is to have a positive and enduring impact on the world. We’re a leading projects firm with global capability in strategic consulting, engineering and project delivery, deploying more than 7,000 people across 17 countries.

We lead the market across a range of sectors by harnessing the talents and passions of people like you. Here you’ll be encouraged to innovate, offered unique opportunities and supported to achieve your full potential in a flexible environment that embraces your lifestyle.

We'll be talking to you about SKM and our graduate program and we'll have one of our senior engineers tell you about his success with SKM.
Thursday 22
15:30 - SEMINAR - OpenFOMM seminar : A showcase of a wide variety of applications where OpenFOAM has been applied More Information
OpenFOAM [https://www.openfoam.com/] is a free open source Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) package with an extensive range of features to solve anything from complex fluid flows involving chemical reactions, turbulence and heat transfer, to solid dynamics and electromagnetics.

Prof. Hrvoje Jasak is a co-author of OpenFOAM and he will showcase a wide variety of applications where OpenFOAM has been applied such as structural analysis, fluid structure interaction, multiphase flows and high performance computing.

Please register your attendance at this free seminar to Gaye Thomas - [email protected]
Tuesday 27
13:00 - TALK - UWA Careers Centre - Teach For Australia "Ace Your Application" : Want to know how to get your graduate application to the top of the pile? Want to learn how to transform an average application response into one that will get you noticed? Website | More Information
Want to know how to get your graduate application to the top of the pile? Want to learn how to transform an average application response into one that will get you noticed?

Two reps from Teach for Australia will talk you through the various components of the graduate selection process.

We'll fill you in on the do's and don'ts of graduate applications to make sure you avoid common mistakes and know what employers look for.

Bookings essential through UWA CareerHub - https://uwa.careerhub.com.au

13:00 - SEMINAR - FASE lunchtime seminar : Have we forgotten why and how we do engineering? Website | More Information
In the last half-century, engineering education has been predominantly focused on engineering science. In this talk Winthrop Professor James Trevelyan shall discuss important dimensions of engineering practice that seem to have been forgotten, not only within education but also within the profession. The most important is the raison d’être for engineering itself. W/Prof Trevelyan shall present evidence that leads one to the conclusion that engineering is a profession that has lost both its purpose and much of its working knowledge. This is sufficient to explain why engineers feel they are widely unrecognised, unrewarded, underpaid and often find themselves sidelined, working for generalist project managers with limited if any understanding of technical issues.

W/Prof Trevelyan will also present evidence suggesting that the cost of this oversight, just in Australia, could be many billions of dollars a year. In low income countries, the consequences of this oversight could be one of the principal barriers for overcoming persistent poverty.

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