My robot is better than your robot

11 March 2015

FRC is a robotics competition, not a robot-fighting contest… everyone asks.

Macquarie University is hosting a regional FIRST Robotics Competition from March 12 – 14 at Sydney Olympic Park. Expected to attract more than 1,000 students from Australia, Asia and the USA, students with an interest in science and technology will design and build robots, and then put them to the test in the competition challenges.

FIRST Robotics is an internationally acclaimed robotics program that inspires a passion for science, technology, engineering and maths in young people.
Founded in the USA in 1989, FIRST Australia was established at Macquarie University in 2006. Since then, FIRST Australia has partnered with schools and universities across Australia with teams and competitions held in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.
Australian teams have enjoyed remarkable success attending the FIRST World Championship Tournament each year from 2006 to 2014.
Worldwide there are 32,600 teams made up of 350,000+ students from nearly 80 countries; 64,000+ Mentors and 66,000+ event Volunteers and Affiliate Partners donate their time to make FIRST possible.
Macquarie University has an international reputation for being innovative in the study of science. It is at the forefront of research nationally and internationally, and excels in the application and commercialization of new discoveries.
The Faculty of Science and Engineering at Macquarie is broken down into the following departments:

  • Department of Biological Sciences
  • Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences
  • Department of Chiropractic
  • Department of Computing
  • Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • Department of Engineering
  • Department of Environment and Geography
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Physics and Astronomy
  • Department of Statistics


Are you interested in science programs at Macquarie University? Contact OzTREKK Admission Officer Rachel Brady at or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355 for more information!