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IEEE is the world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology. Worldwide, IEEE has more than 430,000 members including approximately 120,000 student members in more than 160 countries.

IEEE is represented in Australia through the Australia Council, 7 sections, one sub-section, 65 chapters, 15 affinity groups and 27 student branches.

About the Australia Council

The Australia Council was established in 1986 to serve the member Australian Sections.

On behalf of the Sections, the Council:
  • coordinates Australian visits of international distinguished lecturers
  • liaises with other technical and professional societies at a national level
  • promotes the IEEE through national activities
  • supports Australian hosting of major IEEE conferences
  • acts or responds on behalf of Australian sections as required from time to time


Coming to Brisbane, Australia APPEEC 2015

Student Paper Contest 2015

The IEEE Australia Council Student Paper Contest 2015 for postgraduate and undergraduate students is now open. The Student Paper Contest offers IEEE student members an opportunity to exercise and improve both written and verbal communication skills.

Throughout an engineer’s career, graduates are constantly called upon to communicate ideas to others. Researching, writing, and presenting a paper provides a student with invaluable early experience in expressing ideas related to their professional field. Since the paper contest’s primary function is to improve the engineering student’s communicative skills all IEEE student member in Australia are encouraged to participate in this contest.

The contest will be conducted for two separate categories: undergraduate students and postgraduate students. To promote the engineering profession among female students, the contest also offers prizes in both categories to members of the IEEE Women in Engineering Affinity Group.

Please click here for full details.

The IEEE Australia Council Outstanding Student Branch Awards

This is a great opportunity to get your student branch efforts recognised by the IEEE Australia Council.  There are great prizes to be won.

The IEEE Australia Council Student Branch Awards recognise outstanding Student Branch achievements by student members engaged in activities conforming to IEEE objectives and purposes.

These include, for example:
•      Significantly improving the vitality of each student branch with regard to activities, membership, or finances.
•      Effective interaction of each student branch with the local Section or Region, or IEEE technical societies, through seminars, conferences etc.
•      Community involvement that benefits local schools and/or the community, the IEEE's image, and the image of engineering in general.

All IEEE Student Branches in Australia are eligible to enter the competition.

Australia Council will provide a cash prize of $1,000 dollars for the competition. The awards will be called the “IEEE Australia Council Outstanding Student Branch Awards”, with a winner and a runner-up.

For information on how to enter, the entry requirements and entry form, please click here or email your enquiries to the IEEE Australia Council Student Activities Coordinator:


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