About IEEE

IEEE is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community through IEEE’s highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities.

IEEE, pronounced “Eye-triple-E,” stands for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The association is chartered under this name and it is the full legal name. To learn more about the association’s name, for more information please read the History of IEEE.

About IEEE La Trobe Student Branch

IEEE Student Branch Code: 08611 | IEEE School Code: 2581463

The official forming of the La Trobe University IEEE Student Branch began in late 2010 when Eddie Custovic (Founding Chair) attended the Australia & New Zealand Student Congress. Inspired by the great work conducted by the volunteers of other student branches he was determined to bring the IEEE to the School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences at La Trobe University.

He quickly put together a team who would constitute the initial executive committee consisting of Adam Console (Vice-Chair), Robert Ross (Treasurer), Brian Bienvenu (Secretary) and Golnar Khomami (WIE). With prominent encouragement and support from Prof. Laurence Cahill (Branch Counselor) the branch was quick to acquire more than 20 signatures for the establishment petition.

The branch was officially approved by the IEEE head office on 18th of May, 2011.

Our Goal

The La Trobe University Student Branch, just like all other IEEE societies and chapters is a voluntary organisation. The branch was established in order to provide engineering students with useful services, informative events, tutorials and vital information.


To see more about what we’re doing at La Trobe, feel free to visit our Facebook page here.

If you want to learn about the IEEE, please visit the Victorian section here.