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Design and build competitions

Tuesday through Friday of the first week of Semester 1 is devoted to a design and build competition involving all undergraduate and postgraduate students in the School. The students are divided into about 25 groups of up to 10 students in each (2 or 3 from each year of the course and a postgraduate student as a group leader). There are cash prizes for the best performing device and the best overall project. Lectures are given on group dynamics and project management as well as on the principles of operation of the device to be designed and built. Your organisation can be involved by providing professional engineers as mentors for a few hours during the week. We believe that this exercise will improve the coporate culture in the School as well as enhancing the practical and communication skills of students.