In recognition of the importance of the university sector to the advancement of numerical simulation, and to encourage undergraduate students to work in these fields, the IMechE and NAFEMS have established a new student competition.

Aimed at those studying an undergraduate degree accredited by the IMechE, and who are completing a project that involves the use of engineering simulation techniques such as finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics or multi-body dynamics.


Awarded by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and NAFEMS - International Association for the Engineering Modelling, Analysis and Simulation.

  • 1st prize £1,000
  • 2nd prize £500.

How to enter

Closing date for submissions is 31 May 2019.

Please submit an electronic summary of your project report, approximately 300 to 1000 words, along with contact details for both yourself and your tutor to

The submission must adhere to the awards rules and regulations.

The project summary will be assessed by our panel of expert judges.

A short-list will then be drawn up by the judges and the finalists will be asked to submit project reports, including the following:

  • a detailed description of the projects aims/goals/objectives
  • a description of the approach followed
  • a description of accomplishments, including what problem was solved and a justification of the implemented simulation strategy.

For full details including rules and regulations visit: the NAFEMS website.

Get in touch

If you have a question or would like to get involved, contact our Governance and Engagement team.

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