Design Challenge


About Design Challenge     

Design Challenge 2017 - regional heat

The Design Challenge gives first and second year undergraduates a taste of the ‘real world’ of engineering by challenging them to design, create, present and run a device to a strict technical specification. 

The Challenge enables participants to gain real-industry experience, practical employability skills and enhanced business and people skills, all within a set time frame. It is intended to complement the academic curriculum and is used by participants towards their projects. 

Currently, we have competitions taking place in UK, China, Pakistan and UAE. We are interested in expanding the regional/ country foot print. If you are interested please get in touch at

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Design Challenge 2017 - regional finals

The Challenge

  • Open to teams of up to five first year or second year students enrolled on an engineering course at a university in the UK or any other IMechE international region. 

  • Teams compete in local regional competitions in March/April, leading to a national final for the regional winners

  • Students are challenged to undertake a specific project.  In 2017, a repeatable vehicle, in 2018, to design, build and test an internal pipe-climber - a device to climb up the inside of a piece of vertical transparent tube lifting an increasing load.

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