Why did the chicken cross the road? Software student takes the App Store by storm

Current Master of Engineering (Software) student Andrew Sum and his business partner Matthew Hall have mesmerised iPhone users with their new App, Crossy Road. Since its release three weeks ago, the game has been downloaded by over 7.1 million people. with users spending combined 566 years playing the arcade-style game.

18 December 2014

Health advice from online forums putting people at risk

Unvalidated health information received from online forums could be placing people at risk according to recently published research from the University of Melbourne.

12 December 2014

Female undergraduate students inspired by coding at MSE workshop

Female undergraduate students from the University of Melbourne stepped into the world of coding at an Introduction to Programming Workshop this week. Experimenting with a range of programming tools and activities, students were challenged to design their own animations, apps and code.

4 December 2014

Cracking the code: high school students create their own apps

Twenty-two students from four Victorian high schools attended Hack IT, a day-long workshop presented by NICTA and Digital Careers. Hosted at the University, the students had the opportunity to design their own travel tour apps for the City of Melbourne.

4 December 2014

Top international prize for alumna and Robogals founder Marita Cheng

Engineering and IT graduate and founder of Robogals, Marita Cheng, has been honoured with a prestigious international award in recognition of her ongoing work to promote engineering and technology as a career path for young women.

4 December 2014

NBN benefits regional centres, but rural Australia is still left wanting

Researchers from the Department of Computing and Information Systems, Dr Bjorn Nansen, Jenny Kennedy and Dr Martin Gibbs have co-authored an article for The Conversation that investigates how rural and regional Australians are experiencing services offered by the National Broadband Network (NBN).

1 December 2014

Can we create an energy efficient Internet?

With the number of Internet connected devices rapidly increasing, researchers from Melbourne are starting a new research program to reduce the energy consumption of such devices.

1 December 2014

MAP startup teams bound for Silicon Valley

The University of Melbourne’s in-house entrepreneur accelerator, the Melbourne Accelerator Program, (MAP) is headed to Silicon Valley.

27 November 2014

MSE hosts leading international engineering education conference

Students and academics from Asia, Australia and Oceania will come together to work on potential engineering collaborations and exchange big ideas at the Asia-Oceania Top University League on Engineering, which the Melbourne School of Engineering hosts from 26 - 28 November.

17 November 2014

Engineering alum’s app to help people make smarter financial choices

When it comes to managing money, many people on average incomes would not consider consulting a top financial planner. However alumnus and entrepreneur Andrew Lai is hoping to change that, with a new app to make financial advice accessible to all.

13 November 2014

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