The Institution of Mechanical Engineers is delighted to invite teams of up to five students from universities and university technical colleges (UTCs) to register for the next exciting season of this engineering competition.
The project represents the first stages of a robotic device that could be used for materials handling purposes. The device can be of any construction and propulsion method, limited only by cost and size.
Participants will use their engineering knowledge on a project where they design and manufacture a repeatable vehicle, develop their business and technical expertise when they are put to the test through various challenges: poster, presentation, design review, design excellence and main challenge.
We are very pleased to announce that from 2024, students from university technical colleges (UTCs) are now invited to compete in the Foundation Class (formerly known as the First Year Competition) alongside students in the first year of their undergraduate degree.
We are also delighted to announce the Advanced Class (formerly known as the Second Year Competition) is now open to any student wishing to participate, from UTC to the final year of an undergraduate degree. Mixed-year teams from the same educational establishment are welcome.
We will also be adding in a Concept class as well which will be open to all entrants up to the first year of their undergraduate degree (full details to follow). For the 2024 competition we will be running a series of webinars throughout the year, which will be accessible to all entrants to help maximise your chances of success.
For any further details on the competition, please visit the Design Challenge website or email the team directly with your questions and on behalf of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the organising committee, we look forward to welcoming all teams for the start of the 2024 Design Challenge.