Education

Building the future of learning

There’s a transformation happening in the world of learning and education. It’s no longer just about cultivating enquiring minds. It’s about providing a learning environment where the world’s social and environmental problems can be solved. That’s where our education specialists at WGE come in. Through the innovative design of world-class education campuses and schools – we’re helping create the future.

We’ve been responsible for projects in primary, secondary and tertiary education centres, working on developments at Melbourne’s Monash University and Perth’s University of Western Australia, Curtin University and Edith Cowan University.

The education sector has very special needs when it comes to engineering. It’s far more than just designing a brilliant building. It’s about:

  • environmental impact
  • integration of systems and interfaces
  • class dynamics
  • flexibility and flow across the whole of the learning campus

Design directly influences student and teacher behaviour which in turn affects learning outcomes. At all times our priority is to understand the desired outcomes for students, while engaging all stakeholders in the project.

We don’t take it lightly because we know that our work has the power to shape the future. In truth, our work is all part of the education.

Five reasons to choose WGE for your next Education project

  • We’re experienced and committed. Our unique employee ownership model and Project Engineer structure means that you’ll always get the most dedicated, experienced and passionate team.
  • We push the envelope. We regularly challenge the status quo and are always willing to consider all alternatives to ensure the best long term outcomes for everyone.
  • We invest in young people. At WGE our university graduates have witnessed first-hand the work that we’ve done in this sector and they are passionate about continuing our legacy. Our continued interaction with the universities and our vacation and graduate employment programs ensure that WGE are at the forefront when employing top level graduate engineers.
  • We’re with you all the way. At WGE we don’t just do the job and move on. We take ownership of our work from the minute we win the job until long after the project is completed.
  • We’re passionate about education. Everyone at WGE understands the value of a good education and we care about it. That’s why we’re all actively involved through our graduate and mentoring programs and professional memberships.

Our advice to clients

Look for experienced people who are abreast of what’s happening globally especially the ever-changing concepts of pedagogy and interactive and collaborative learning models. Education is continually evolving. You need to work with people that will really challenge you to consider new ideas.

Mark Carroll, Electrical Section Manager, Principal

News & Articles

News July 05, 2017

WGE informs new training for managing underground assets

WGE is working with Engineering Education Australia (EEAUST) and Open Learning, on a new training module to inform the management of underground assets or subsurface utilities. Available through Open Learning in July 2017, the read more »

News October 16, 2017

WGE delivers 6 Star Green Star outcome for Bank of Melbourne

The flagship branch at 525 Collins Street in the Melbourne CBD is the first Victorian bank branch to achieve 6 Star rating. The result is a comfortable, efficient, productive and healthy space for customers read more »

News October 11, 2017

Tricks of the trade to deliver a better building

WGE’s Michael Ruescher recently spoke to the Property Council of Australia about the bespoke solutions developed for Blackburne’s Oracle apartment development in Perth. This story was originally published on the Property Council of Australia’s read more »

News October 03, 2017

ICT achievements recognised at BICSI Awards

WGE’s Melbourne-based Telecomms & ICT team have been recognised for their work at St John of God Hospital, Berwick. At the South Pacific round of the BICSI Awards, the team received the excellence award read more »