The University of Queensland, Mu Kappa Chapter

IEEE HKN Mu Kappa Chapter was established at the University of Queensland on 1st March 2017 and is the first HKN Chapter in Australia and 247th in the world. The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UQ has a long history of teaching and research excellence in Australia. UQ ranks among the world’s top universities, as measured by several key independent rankings, including the CWTS Leiden Ranking 2017 (35)*, the Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities (41), US News Best Global Universities Rankings (45), QS World University Rankings (47), Academic Ranking of World Universities (55), and Times Higher Education World University Rankings (65).

The Mu Kappa Chapter is dedicated to employing the talents and energy of its members in service of the community and upholding the ideals of the founders of HKN and the IEEE. From organising technical talks with innovators and industry leaders and arranging informative site visits, to providing volunteer tutoring and engaging social activities within the university, our members are developing the skills, experiences, and relationships that will enable them to become global leaders into the future, all from our phenomenal home in sunny south-east Queensland.

Region 10: Asia and Pacific

Section: Queensland (Australia)

Founding Date: March 1, 2017

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Last update: 10/09/2023

Brisbane, Queensland, AUSTRALIA

The University’s main campus at St Lucia in Brisbane is set on a magnificent 114-hectare site bounded on all sides by the Brisbane River, seven kilometres from the Brisbane CBD. The campus has expansive landscaped grounds, three lakes, an aquatic centre, tennis courts, eight athletics ovals with a 600-seat grandstand, and facilities for elite rowing. The campus fans out from a 1930s, heritage-listed sandstone Cloister enclosing the Great Court.

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what chapter members are saying

Joining IEEE-HKN is a great experience.


Joined several informative tech talks and they inspired me a lot. Now I am really excited to be part of the Chapter and deliver them to more people!

Jiakang Yang

The UQ IEEE Kappa Nu Chapter is composed of smart and motivated members who inspire me to advance in my career.

Indira Alcaide-Godinez

As a third-year student, newly a part of UQ's HKN Chapter I have thoroughly enjoyed the experiences it has provided me with thus far. Organising and running a quiz for undergraduates allowed me to branch out into areas I hadn't yet explored at uni and with such a great team the journey was enjoyable and end result beyond satisfying.

Thomas Courtney

IEEE HKN has not only helped expand my professional network, but given me the opportunity make friends with like-minded and equally motivated students and professionals. This is something not many other societies can offer!

Joel Bulow

Joining IEEE Eta Kappa Nu has enabled me to connect with other extremely motivated and academically brilliant minds, and it also helped me to improve my technical and soft skills. It is the best decision I have ever made!

Jianing Chen

IEEE HKN has provided me with an amazing opportunity to meet like-minded students. The events have allowed me to broaden my professional network.

Tom Groth