EUS has existed in many shapes and forms since 1913.

In late 2010, the Presidents of the 5 largest engineering student clubs at UQ came together and agreed that EUS was in need of a renewal. With its governance structure and goals reset, EUS heads into 2017 tasked with the challenge of holding large-scale events and providing services to all engineering students, regardless of their major.

EUS has a leadership team which comprises of a day-to-day executive, in addition to the Presidents of the Civil Engineering Student Association (CESA), Chemical and Environmental Engineering Student Society (ChESS), Electrically Based Engineering Student Society (EBESS), Mining and Metallurgy Association (MAMA), Mechanical Engineering Student Society (MESS) and Skirts in Engineering.