Play, Learn, Win, Take the Engineering Academic Challenge!

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Do you have the urge to test your mettle against other students from around the globe? Then join the Engineering Academic Challenge, compete against thousands of engineering students from hundreds of institutions around the globe!

The prestigious worldwide Engineering Academic Challenge starts October 10th. Over five weeks contestants use QUT Library’s Knovel and the Engineering Village database Compendex to answer five real world questions about trending engineering topics to win great prizes.

The Engineering Academic Challenge has been created by Drexel University College of Engineering students; for students. Challenge problem sets are based around five themes –

  1. Sustainable Energy
  2. Connectivity for 21st Century
  3. Making (Future Manufacturing)
  4. Future of Medicine
  5. Future of Transport

Solving the themed problems will challenge and extend you. Develop, test and measure innovative solutions. Teams and / or individuals can take part. Students from any discipline are welcome to participate. To accept the challenge register now online.

Begins Monday 10th October and end Sunday 13th November. For more information visit Engineering Academic Challenge.

Welcome to semester 2!

Blink and it is semester 2 already! Welcome to all the newcomers and welcome back to all the old hands. Are you ready to get back into study? O-Week is over and done with, so it’s time to get back into the game.

A couple of things to get you up to speed for second semester:

  1. QUT Readings has replaced the CMD (course materials database)
  2. Assignments are to be submitted online now – Goodbye Assignment Minder!
  3. QUT is now smoke free

If you’re a new student make sure to come to the Library Helpdesk and grab a hard-copy of Cite Write and have a chat to the friendly librarians who are waiting to help with all your study needs and questions. Don’t forget you can also contact us online, we’re always here to help!

Study Hack – Take a break!

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It’s Friday and our week of Study Hacks has come to an end, we hope you’ve picked up some tips to implement in your work for the rest of semester (and the rest of your studies). If you are interested in seeing some more student-made study hacks take a look at QUT Library’s Pinterest board.

You will be able to find all the information discussed in previous blog posts by visiting the Students tab on the library homepage. Why not take a couple of minutes to look around and see what other study tips we have to offer? And if it all gets a little too much… don’t forget Library staff are always here to help.

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Just a reminder to check our opening hours if you plan to study in one of our branches over the Easter long weekend and during mid-semester break. Some more tips on how to take a break during mid-semester will be coming soon so keep an eye out!