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

James Ruse Agricultural High School

Image result for james ruse ahs


Launceston Christian School

TAS 972.13

Cummins Area School

Image result for cummins area shcool

SA 971.33

The Cathedral School of St Anne and St James

Image result for The Cathedral School of St Anne and St James


Bendigo South East College

Image result for Bendigo South East College


Darwin Middle School

Image result for Darwin Middle School


Mandurah Baptist College

Image result for Mandurah Baptist College


Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School

Image result for Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School


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.