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Team registration deadline approaching for the 2022 Railway and UAS Challenges

Institution News Team

Don't miss the team registration deadline for the Institution's 2022 Railway and UAS Challenges.

Now is your last chance to register a team for the 2022 Railway and UAS Challenges ahead of the 29 October 2021 deadline:

  • To register for Railway Challenge 2022, please complete this application form.

Now firmly established student competitions in the Institution’s calendar of events, the Railway Challenge and UAS Challenge provide young engineers with the opportunity to develop their engineering knowledge, soft skills and practical abilities while designing, manufacturing and running either a working scale train or unmanned aerial system respectively. As a result, competitors gain direct experience of working in a team on an engineering project, making them highly desirable by industry.

About the Railway Challenge:

Now in its eleventh successive year, the Railway Challenge continues to bring together teams of university students, as well as apprentices and graduates working in industry across the world to test their business knowledge, design ability and technical skills in a live test environment.

Organised by the Institution's Railway Division, it provides a brilliant opportunity for aspiring teams to compete in yet another challenging industry-specific competition, showcasing their skills, expertise, knowledge, and business acumen.

About the UAS Challenge:

Launched in 2014 with the key objectives of developing professional engineers and inspiring the next generation, teams of undergraduates from all over the world take part in the annual UAS Challenge.

Starting each October, student teams undertake a full design and build cycle of an unmanned aerial system (UAS) with a maximum take off mass of 10kg to undertake specific mission objectives, culminating in a final fly-off event in June the following year. The system will be required to operate automatically, performing a series of tasks such as area search, navigating waypoints, accurately dropping the Aid Package and returning to base via a defined route.


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