Prospective engineers get an early taste of uni life 

Friso De Boer, HOS Engineering and Logistics, met with the Sanderson High students on their recent visit to CDU

The Indigenous Academic Support Unit and the School of Engineering and Logistics have combined their efforts to give four year 12 students from Sanderson High School the opportunity to commence a smooth school-to-university transition.

Three of the four potential young engineers are Indigenous and all four have applied for entry into CDU’s Bachelor of Engineering in 2007.

The students, accompanied by parents and staff, met with teaching and support staff to find out more about the course, career opportunities, scholarships, mentoring and support available for students. They also toured the School of Engineering and Logistics and had an opportunity to familiarise themselves with staff and resources available.

Indigenous academic support lecturer Cheri Williams and Associate Professor Friso De Boer, Head of School of Engineering and Logistics, welcomed the group and are delighted at the increase in the number of Indigenous students who will be undertaking engineering next year.

All four students have previously attended information sessions run by the school and the three Indigenous students have also participated in the Indigenous Taste of Uni program.

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For information about the role and function of the Indigenous Academic Support Unit and how the staff within the IASU may be able to assist and support your studies, please visit or contact the unit on 8946 6479.

Visit the School of Engineering and Logistics website.