UNSW Built Environment: Zhaojia (Sky) Ning Wins an iPad

8 06 2011

Congratulations Sky Ning!

Sky is now the lucky owner of an iPad 2, simply because he completed his Course Teaching Evaluation and Improvement (CATEI) survey last semester.

The Faculty recognises that its students and their opinions are a significant contributor to our success.  CATEI is important as it provides our teaching staff with valuable feedback on courses and teaching, which in turn, helps us to continuously improve our programs.

The survey is currently open for Semester 1 2011 and another iPad 2 will be given away to one lucky student drawn at random from those who complete the survey.

UNSW Built Environment: Bike Rack as Art design competition

12 04 2011

Toby McInnes and Chris Smith's award winning Bike Rack as Art design "Quale"


Former UNSW industrial design student Toby McInnes has been awarded both the Highly Commended and People’s Choice award in the recent national Powerhouse Museum “Bike Rack as Art” design competition.

The Bike Rack as Art competition is part of the NSW government initiative “BikePlan” and was launched by the Powerhouse Museum and the Roads and Traffic Authority of NSW (RTA) during Sydney Design 2010. The competition invited participants to design a cutting edge public bike rack that is both a beautiful item of street art as well as a long-lasting, easy-to-use, functional device.

Toby worked in collaboration with fellow designer, Chris Smith, to create their award winning concept “Quale”, which will now be installed at six locations throughout the Parramatta, Liverpool and Penrith areas. Their winning design can be viewed below.

In Toby’s final year of his industrial design degree he won the John O’Brien Scholarship and Breville Young Designer Award for his Breville Fruit Bowl concept. He was also shortlisted in the 2008 Australian Design Awards for his design “Bedu”, an emergency rapid response product, which was exhibited at the graduate Sustainable Design Exhibition ’08 and at the Powerhouse 12th International Design Festival. He is currently working on the Green Houses project for the Department of Housing.

To view other winning design entries, click here.

UNSW Built Environment: DG Student Design Competition 2011

17 02 2011

The DG Student Design Competition 2011 is now calling for entries. This year’s challenge is to design a cover for an imaginary issue of DG magazine with the theme “Images of the Decade”. Students can choose the decade for their design.

Students are encouraged to capture the cultural flavour and essence of their chosen decade through one or more images.

The subject can be approached from many angles, such as:

  • Cultural references
  • News and current events
  • Fashion
  • Technology
  • Architecture
  • Music
  • Science
  • Sport

The CALL FOR ENTRIES form can be downloaded here

DEADLINE for all entries is 30 April 2011

For more information on the competition, please visit the DG Design Network website

UNSW Built Environment: Win an Apple IPAD!

2 11 2010

We are giving all BE students the chance to win an Apple IPad simply by taking part in an online CATEI survey! All you have to do is log into CATEI via your myUNSW portal and tell us your opinion about things. All those who complete the survey will go into a draw to win an Apple IPad.

We want to hear what you think! If positive, please take the time to say so,  affirm what is happening and provide this feedback to the  lecturers. If you would like to see change let us know so things can change.

It is understandable that this is a hectic time of the year and your time to provide this very important feedback  is really appreciated. It will only take about 15 – 20 minutes! 

Did you know because you complete CATEI;

  • Lecturers have changed course content and teaching  as a result  of your feedback.
  • If you complete the survey you can view lecturer feedback on comments and course data after the results are finalised.
  • If you complete the survey you are then given access to see the completed results for  Form A evaluation and so find out what your peers thought.
  • By completing the survey you boost the overall response rate for FBE compared to other Faculties at UNSW which is very important. You also boost your own  program’s response rate compared to other programs within FBE too! Yes, they are all measured which indicates the importance of this survey.

So log in to myUNSW portal today today for your chance to win!

UNSW Built Environment: “A day in the life of…” video competition

25 10 2010

UNSW BE is offering all Built Environment undergraduate students the chance to win $500! Students are asked to submit a 15 or 30 second video that creatively depicts  a day in the life of a BE undergraduate student. We have 7 prizes of $500 to give away, one for the best video from each BE undergraduate program –

– BE Architectural Computing

– BE Architectural Studies

– BE Construction Management and Property

– BE Industrial Design

– BE Interior Architecture

– BE Landscape Architecture

– BE Planning

Entries close November 17, 2010

For  more information, visit out competition page on the BE website.