What will engineering look like in 2050?

Last year marked 30 years of the Bachelor of Engineering program at ANU. You are invited to join our esteemed panel of experts, as we reflect on the past 30 years and look ahead to engineering in the next 30 years.

Facilitated by Professor Lachlan Blackhall (Head of the ANU Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program, CECS) and featuring:

  • Distinguished Professor Genevieve Bell (Head 3A Institute and Director ANU School of Cybernetics, CECS)

  • Jane Macmaster (Chief Engineer – Engineers Australia)

  • Adrian Piani (ACT Chief Engineer)

  • Mikaela Jade (Indigital)  

Much has changed in the field of engineering and the wider world since it was first taught at ANU in 1990. Our world is changing at a continuously rapid pace, with technology and innovation playing an ever-increasing role in our everyday lives. Engineers have been at the forefront of change, performing vital roles exploring solutions for the issues of our time - whether that be automation, climate change, or global pandemics. Looking forward another 30 years to 2050, how will the world and engineering have changed? And what will engineering look like?  

Please note that the venue for this event has changed and is now being held in the Hanna Neumann Bldg #145.


PLEASE NOTE: This is an in-person event held on the ANU campus in Canberra, Australia. To ensure a COVID safe event, there is a restriction on capacity and prior registration is mandatory. Please only register for this event if you plan to attend in person, and let the Alumni Relations team know as soon as possible if you are no longer able to attend.

2021 ANU Alumni Week - connections through our community

It's that time of the year when the ANU alumni community comes together to connect, share and celebrate all the things we care about. This year, we have a week-long program of online and on-campus events to take our sense of community to the next level. So, no matter where you are in the world, we have something for you.

Explore our campus by taking heritage walks and sculpture tours. Connect with networks and attend insightful panel discussions. Watch a movie and enjoy family-friendly events.

Let's come together to celebrate our shared legacy, and all that we care about - our community, our University, our future.


Date & time

5–7pm 16 Mar 2021


Level 1, Hanna Neumann Building (#145) Science Road Acton, ACT 2601


6125 5004

Updated:  10 August 2021/Responsible Officer:  Dean, CECS/Page Contact:  CECS Marketing