National Final 2015

The 2015 National Final took place in Newcastle on Friday 30th October at The Forum Sports and Aquatic Centre, Callaghan Campus.

2015 was a significant year not only for the Challenge but the University of Newcastle itself. The Science and Engineering Challenge celebrated its 15th Anniversary along with the 10th Anniversary of the National Final competition level. In addition to this the university celebrated ‘Celebrate 50’ with the 50th year of The University of Newcastle as an independent entity.

Eight of the country's top High schools converged on the campus to battle it out in a range of hands on activities. These activities tested the student’s abilities in a range of engineering and science concepts. The suspense was built in the lead up to the event with students kept in the dark as to which of the Challenge’s range of activities they would compete in. What was known was it was going to test their ability to work as a team and apply the skills they had develop through the different levels of competition.

The day was a hotly contested event with each school having taken the lead at some point throughout the day. However not surprisingly the wildcard entry school All Saints Campus – St Peters Campus from NSWs took out the day with a score of 1163.15, only a 3 point lead.  The final scores from the day can be seen below. We want to congratulate all of the schools who competed and hope that they enjoyed the experience enough that we see them in a career in STEM in the future.

Didn't catch it? Check out the 2015 National Final on our YouTube Channel.



Qualifying School
Regional Qualifying Score
State Final Qualifying Score
National Final Score
Darwin High school
Northern Territory
1373.55 No Super Challenge event in Northern Territory 578.72
8th Position
Launceston Christian School
1415.10 1270 1160.20
2nd Position
Bendigo South East College
1582.51 1317 1143.41
3rd Position
Riverside Christian College QLD
1330.35 No Super Challenge event in Queensland 943.30
6th Position
St Pius X  St Pius X - Adamstown NSW 1060 1328 1008.56
4th Position
St Mary's High School New South Wales 1300 1271.52 943.98
7th Position
Immanuel College South Australia Immanuel College South Australia 1292.26 1250.10 964.86
5th Position
All Saints College St Peter's Campus New South Wales 1444 Wildcard entry from the host committee region
entry based on regional score.
1st Position

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.