UAS Challenge


Why participate?

Benefits for participating universities

  • Provide real-world engineering experience to students
  • Engage industry partners in your curriculum and research activities
  • Showcase university strengths in a public forum
  • Competition event boosts motivation in project work
  • High student satisfaction
  • Strong recruitment tool
  • Supports accreditation.

Integration with university curriculum

  • The Challenge encourages students to follow a system engineering process, through requirements generation, design, manufacture, verification, and the final validation at the competition event
  • Can be integrated, including coursework exerises, into one or more units covering:
    • Systems engineering
    • Team projects
    • Design projects
    • Research projects
    • Business/professional studies
    • Aerodynamics/performance

    Practical/lab exercises can be built around the testing skills needed. The Challenge provides a natural focus for team design or research projects.

    Advice is available from other universities and companies who have successfully integrated it into their degree/graduate scheme – get in touch with us for more info.

    Benefits for students and teams

    • Obtain practical aerospace engineering skills for industry
    • Work with mentors from leading aerospace organizations to support you throughout the project
    • Gain real-world engineering experience before stepping into a job
    • Meet leading professionals in aerospace engineering and flight safety
    • Develop connections and network with like-minded students
    • Learn more about the next generation of aircraft
    • Throughout the competition, students will be provided opportunities to develop and demonstrate their technical, engineering design and manufacturing skills
    • A platform to enhance and practice key soft skills such as team-working, time management, project management, budgeting and presentation skills
    • Network with potential future employers and win a chance to visit their office for a week!

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