Student Groups - School of Engineering and Physics

Mission statement

IEEE's core purpose is to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.

Vision statement

IEEE will be essential to the global technical community and to technical professionals everywhere, and be universally recognized for the contributions of technology and of technical professionals in improving global conditions.

IEEE Fiji Subsection

The IEEE Fiji Subsection comes under New Zealand North Section under IEEE. The IEEE Fiji Subsection looks after both the bodies, which are IEEE USP Student Branch and USP Student Branch Industry Applications Society (IAS) Chapter. Membership under this section will open opportunities that will help engineers develop their professional identity in IEEE's designated fields of interest particularly in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

IEEE USP Student Branch

The major objective of this branch is to prepare young engineers to excel and provide a solid foundation in core competencies; inculcate professional, ethical attitudes and an academic environment. It will enable students to make global connections with people who can help them along the targeted career path through IEEE's international community of members and volunteers.

USP Student Branch Industry Applications Society (IAS) Chapter

One of the largest special interest societies within the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the IAS focuses specifically on the unique needs of industry and commerce. IAS enriches both its individual members and the industry as a whole through the sharing of specific industry-related solutions. IEEE Student USP chapter focuses to mentor young students for international challenges.

FSTE/SEP has been participating in a Robotics Competition since 2002. This competition known as Robocon which stands for “Robot Contest” is organized and sponsored by the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) which is head-quartet in Kuala-Lampur, Malaysia.

The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) is a non-profit, non-government, professional association of broadcasting organisations, formed in 1964 to facilitate the development of broadcasting in the Asia- Pacific region and to organise co-operative activities amongst its members. It currently has over 194 members in 57 countries, reaching a potential audience of about 3 billion people (

The Robocon annual contest started in 2002 for university and is for college/polytechnic students in the Asia-Pacific region. Under a common set of rules, participants compete with their peers from other countries with handmade robots. This contest aims to create friendship among young people with similar interests, as well as help advance engineering and broadcasting technologies in the region. The contest is hosted by different broadcaster/country every year. The host for 2012 contest was Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK).

The Robocon related activities are managed by the Robotics and Automation Group (RAG) at the School of Engineering and Physics (SEP) and has been responsible for representing the USP region in the annual ROBOCON robotics competition. FijiTV is the local broadcaster and is a subscribing member of ABU . It has been our Robocon Broadcasting partner since 2002.

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is the largest professional society for Mechanical Engineers in the world. It promotes and enhances the technical competency and professional well-being of its members. ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges. Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a not-for- profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world.


ASME’s mission is to serve diverse global communities by advancing, disseminating and applying engineering knowledge for improving the quality of life; and communicating the excitement of engineering.


ASME aims to be the essential resource for mechanical engineers and other technical professionals throughout the world for solutions that benefit humankind.

Core Values

In performing its mission, ASME adheres to these core values:

ASME Credo

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