Offering Year 11-12 students the opportunity to experience a university engineering course whilst completing their senior studies. Griffith Eng is a GUESTS At-School course.

Griffith Eng is designed as a two-stage program. Stage one, A Taste of Engineering, consists of Experience Days offered to Year 11 students, with hands-on activities covering the practical components of various engineering disciplines.

Students who successfully complete the Taste of Engineering will be invited to enrol in Griffith Eng in Year 12 to continue with stage two of the program in Trimester 1, 2022. Stage two will involve attending weekly classes and completing the end of program assessment.

The program is offered on both the Gold Coast and Nathan campuses. There are no fees to participate in the program.

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Online applications for Year 11 2021 intake are open

Benefits for students

Digital Badges

All students who pass the course earn a Griffith Credentials GUESTS Achiever Badge.

Queensland Certificate of Education

Queensland students will have their enrolment and grades recorded on their Queensland Certificate of Education. This does not count towards their ATAR calculation

University credit transfer

Students who pass the course will be eligible to receive 10 credit points for the equivalent course in a range of engineering undergraduate degree programs.

Adjusted selection rank

Students who pass the course will be eligible to receive two (2.00) adjustments to their ATAR when applying for admission into eligible Griffith undergraduate degrees, as part of the Year 12 Subject Adjustment.


Admission Criteria

To be eligible to commence in Year 11 (Stage 1 – A Taste of Engineering), students must:

  • have a genuine interest in Engineering;
  • be ATAR or Diploma of the International Baccalaureate eligible or meet one of the Non-ATAR or non-standard eligibility criteria as listed on the below website;
  • achieve a minimum grade of C (or Satisfactory Achievement) across all subjects, including a General English* subject and Mathematical Methods, plus one of Chemistry, Engineering, Specialist Mathematics, or Physics, or equivalent grades in interstate ATAR or IB Diploma subjects; and
  • have not failed or received an unsatisfactory in any subjects.

Note: *QCAA General subjects that meet the English prerequisite include: English, Literature, English as an Additional Language, English and Literature Extension. For interstate ATAR or IB Diploma equivalent subjects visit

For admission into Year 12 (Stage 2), students must meet all eligibility criteria above, plus:

  • Successfully pass Stage 1 - A Taste of Engineering

Program details

Interested students can apply by completing the online Application by the due date. Please obtain approval from your School (School Principal or nominee) and provide the most recent School report.

Access online application at

Select Program: GUESTS At School (9933), Part-time, Trimester 2, 2021, relevant campus (Gold Coast or Nathan) Add Course: Griffith Eng for Year 11 (9000ENG). Select relevant campus (Gold Coast or Nathan)

Applications close: Friday 20 August 2021

For more information: School of Engineering and Built Environment by email or phone (07) 5552 7199

Year 11 (Stage 1)

Stage 1, A Taste of Engineering, is offered to selected Year 11 students in Trimester 2. Students will complete two intensive on-campus experience days:

Day 1*: Friday 3 September 2021 - 9 am - 3 pm, Gold Coast or Nathan campus

Day 2*: Friday 22 October 2021 - 9 am - 3 pm, Gold Coast or Nathan campus

Note: *These are the proposed dates and will be reviewed in accordance with the Government advice in relation to COVID 19 pandemic

Year 12 (Stage 2)

Stage 2 is offered in Trimester 1 of Year 12 (February to May). Students will:

  • Attend weekly classes, either on the Gold Coast or Nathan campus (usually scheduled once a week from 3pm).
  • Complete the end of course assessment at the end of Trimester 1

Year 11 (Stage 1)

In Stage 1, students learn about what engineers do and the scope of the professions and activities are linked to several topics in the engineering senior syllabus. In this stage there is a strong emphasis on teamwork with students working in small teams to complete hands-on activities, allowing them to ‘taste’ various engineering disciplines.

Year 12 (Stage 2)

  • Introduction to the Project and Team Formation
  • Responding to the Design Brief and Research
  • Developing a Design for the User
  • Development of Sketches
  • Comparative Evaluation and Selection of Concept
  • Model Building to Develop the Design Concept
  • Concept Communication
  • Skills Development for a Video Interview

In this stage there is a strong emphasis on teamwork with students working in small teams on the practical component of the program.


"I choose to participate in Griffith Eng to clarify that engineering was the degree for me. The program gave me the ability to build valuable connections early, was a fantastic way to get a taste of university life and more importantly get a glimpse of what studying engineering would be like at Griffith University. Griffith Eng was the start of my Griffith University experience and I couldn’t recommend it more."

Jasmine Coombs, Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering)/Bachelor of Business double degree student


Griffith Eng is a great program that allows you to see what an engineering degree will be like. It is run by your future lecturers with the help of students that have done the program before. During the program you looking into all of the different types of engineering and will be able to choose what major suits you the best.

Zachery Quince, Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic and Biomedical Engineering) Graduate

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