Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to register for EngQuest?
Registration for EngQuest is free. We want all lower primary, primary and middle years students around Australia to be able to participate.
What will my students receive for participating? Are there prizes?
Your students will have a great time working in teams on the hands-on projects, learning about engineering, science, technology and mathematics. Students will be able to access real-life engineers and ask them questions about their projects in the 'Ask an engineer' forum.
All students will receive a participation certificate and special gift for participating in the project. Special requests can be submitted to have an engineer visit your school to personally present participation certificates and to comment on student projects.
I am already very busy, why should I participate in EngQuest?
EngQuest is an easy-to-use program providing a hands-on, interactive and exciting way for students to achieve learning outcomes across the curriculum. Each project has links to Science and Mathematics outcomes direct from the Australian Curriculum. The supporting education resource material is flexible and provides everything you need to build a unit of work around completing the projects, if you so desire. The EngQuest program is not a competition (it has been in the past), allowing students to work at their own pace to complete fantastic engineering projects.
Is it possible for individual distance education students to enter?
Yes, it is possible for individuals to enter but we would encourage distance education teachers to look at linking these students up as a team. Remember, all building, constructing and testing activities must be supervised by a responsible adult. Students will be able to communicate with one another via the 'Ask an engineer' forum.
Working in a team environment replicates real-life practices in engineering. Students will immediately see the benefits of cooperating with classmates to successfully complete the projects.
Our son is in a Scout group that would be interested in entering EngQuest. Will entries only be accepted from schools or can other groups enter EngQuest?
Yes Scout groups, church groups and other community groups are all able to participate in EngQuest as long as there is an appropriately qualified supervisor or guardian to run the projects with students.
How much is it going to cost me to gather the materials for the projects?
The tasks have been designed in such a way that the materials involved in constructing the projects are either recycled materials; such as newspapers and cardboard, or easily accessible low-cost resources, such as drinking straws and other craft items.