Design Challenge


Why participate?


  • Gain practical design manufacturing and engineering skills for industry
  • Gain business planning, budgeting and presentation skills
  • Gain people and teamwork skills
  • Connect and network with like-minded students
  • Gain accolades for achievements
  • Gain support from potential employers
  • Network and connect with engineering professionals and experts
  • For a chance to win up to £800 for your team.


  • Generate a stronger pool of industry-ready young engineers
  • Complement and encourage academic excellence via an enriched contributor towards final projects
  • Accredit your course with the Institution and provide Professional Development options for your staff team.


  • Be increasingly visible as a leader in inspiring the next generation
  • Maximise placement/graduate recruitment opportunities
  • Build a talent pool
  • Consolidate support and uphold the future of engineering
  • Deliver profiled and relevant brand exposure
  • Be part of a growing network of industry leaders that promote innovation

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1st Years Champion 2018 - Durham University

2019 Design Challenge Finals Day - 4 October 2019

Free tickets available - book now

Come along to support your team or just join in the fun!

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