National Final 2019

Congratulations to the 2019 National Final winners from James Ruse Agricultural High School in NSW!

After over 100 days of competition around Australia, the winning schools from each state went head to head for the annual National Final of the Science and Engineering Challenge (SEC) in Bunbury, WA on Friday 25 October.

James Ruse Agricultural High School from NSW took home the trophy and earned the title of the 2019 SEC National Champions with a score of 1248 and a bridge that survived until the legendary Bridge Buster. The team competed earlier in the year at Sydney Olympic Park in March before their qualifying win at the NSW State Final held on campus at The University of Newcastle in August.

Didn't catch it? Check out our recap video below!

You can find more videos from the National Final on our YouTube channel. Photos from the day can also be found on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

The 2019 National Final was proudly presented by The University of Newcastle and supported by Albemarle, Alcoa, Australian Gas Infrastructure Group, Bunbury Visitor Centre, Curtin University, Dolphin Discovery Centre, Edith Cowan University, Engineers Australia (WA Division), Farm West, GHD, Hon Adele Farina MLC (Member for SW Region), Quality Hotel Lighthouse, Rotary Club of Bunbury Leschenault, Shire of Dardanup, Simcoa Operations, South32, Southern Ports, Talison Lithium, Totally Sound, Tronox, Wespine, and WML Consultants.

Placing Qualifying SchoolState National Final Score
1st

James Ruse Agricultural High School

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NSW1248.48
2nd

Launceston Christian School

TAS 972.13
3rd

Cummins Area School

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SA 971.33
4th

The Cathedral School of St Anne and St James

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QLD818.98
5th

Bendigo South East College

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VIC757.32
6th

Darwin Middle School

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NT740.68
7th

Mandurah Baptist College

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WA661.8
8th

Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School

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WA634.95

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.