First and second year mechanical engineering students from Australia, Malaysia and New Zealand recently competed for the coveted 2022 Warman Design and Build Competition held 8–9 October.
The annual competition provides students a rare opportunity to practice hands on engineering design skills, developing practical solutions to theoretical problems.
This year the students were asked to help the people of Gondwana, a small fictional planet orbiting a sun on the outer fringes of our galaxy, by designing a system to deliver a payload across a chasm.
Around 80 of the brightest students representing 15 university teams competed over the two days. These included the University of Canterbury, University of Auckland, UNSW Canberra, University of Technology Sydney, University of Newcastle, Griffith University Gold Coast campus, Monash University - Clayton Campus, Deakin University, Griffith University Nathan campus, RMIT University, University of Adelaide, University of South Australia, Flinders University, University of Western Australia and Monash University Malaysia.
The tension and excitement of the teams was palpable as they competed in the live-streamed virtual competition.
The Warman Competition is proudly sponsored by Weir Minerals and coordinated by the National Committee on Engineering Design of Engineers Australia, affiliated with the Mechanical College for 35 years.
2022 Warman Design and Build Competition International Final winners
- First: Deakin University
- Second: RMIT University
- Third: Monash University – Clayton Campus
- Weir Judges Award: University of Newcastle
- NCED Best Design Award: University of Canterbury