The Australian Engineering Week organised by Engineers Australia will provide unique glimpses into the engineering underbelly of Sydney as it takes the public through a tour of some of the most iconic structures of the city.

To be held from 4 August to 10 August 2014, the Australian Engineering Week is a week-long celebration of the achievements and successes of engineers while also highlighting the immeasurable impact made by engineering on the community.

Sydney icons including the Sydney Harbour Tunnel, Sydney Harbour Bridge pylons and the Sydney Opera House as well as several landmark sites are all throwing their doors open as part of a series of guided site tours taking place around Sydney for Australian Engineering Week, providing a unique opportunity to the public to view these treasures through an educational lens and discover their making and maintenance.

Site tours during Australian Engineering Week will include the Sydney Harbour Bridge Pylon Lookout (above) and the Woronora Water Filtration Plant (below).

Steve Finlay, General Manager, Engineers Australia Sydney Division invites people from all walks of life to get involved in the Australian Engineering Week and see the foundations to get an idea of how the city’s landmarks were built from the inside out.

Several events ranging from site tours and seminars to career talks and trivia will be part of the Australian Engineering Week program.

Site tours during Australian Engineering Week in Sydney

  • Monday 4 August 2014: ResMed Internship Seminar & Manufacturing Tour (pictured below) supported by IET, Bella Vista; Woronora Water Filtration Plant, Waterfall; Sydney Harbour Bridge Pylon Lookout, The Rocks. Image: Andrew Worssam.

  • Tuesday 5 August 2014: ANSTO Discovery Tour, Lucas Heights
  • Wednesday 6 August 2014: West Ryde Boiler House Supported by Sydney Water, West Ryde; Robots and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Darlington (pictured below)

  • Thursday 7 August 2014: SMaRT Centre and Analytical Centre labs at UNSW, Kensington; Sydney Opera House Tour, Sydney (pictured below); Sydney Harbour Tunnel, North Sydney

  • Friday 8 August 2014: RØDE Microphones supported by IET, Silverwater

Images: Supplied.