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For many years, schools within the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences (ECMS) independently presented and showcased their students' academic achievements at individual student project exhibitions and events held throughout the year.

With humble beginnings as MechExpo - the mechanical engineering final year student project exhibition presented annually for more than 20 years - Ingenuity was born from this successful and popular concept and launched in 2014.

Now bringing together all of the faculty's teaching disciplines under the one event banner - including chemical engineering; civil, environmental and mining engineering; computer science; electrical and electronic engineering; mathematical sciences; mechanical engineering and petroleum engineering - Ingenuity delivers a collective showcase of student projects, information displays and achievements.

Ingenuity has become an annual flagship event for the faculty, and serves as a valuable platform for students to professionally present their work to a wide range of specialist and non-specialist audiences, including university peers and staff, industry representatives and recruiters, primary and high school students and teachers, family and friends, politicians and members of the general public.

Ingenuity 2016 grew to just over 4,500 attendees, including:

  • 2500+ high school students
  • 300+ primary school students
  • 200+ industry representatives
  • Many university students and staff, plus general public, friends and family

More than 250 student projects from 600+ student exhibitors were on display at the Adelaide Convention Centre, making it the largest event of its kind in South Australia.

Ingenuity 2017 promises to be even bigger, and will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre on Tuesday 31 October 2017. Admission is free and open to the general public. For more event information, visit About.