The competition is generously sponsored by Weir Minerals.
In 1988, the Panel on Engineering Design initiated a national "design and build" competition, known today as The Warman Student Design and Build Competition. In the past it it was named The Weir Warman Student Design and Build Competition. The competition is open to students in mechanical engineering who are in their first or second year of study. The competition receives entries from the Asia Pacific region, with most from Australia and NZ. Heats are held as part of design engineering courses, typically in second year, at most universities. The campus winners then converge on the national final to determine who are the region's best budding designers.
Dr Warren Smith
Phone: 02 6268 8262
Current Competition details
2015 Competition - Project "EXTRACT" - Extract, Transport and Relocate ACcumulated Treasure
In the “ACME Pinnacle Laboratory”, the Gondwanan Security Agency (GSA) is currently examining the logistics of relocating the treasure. A concept for a new autonomous system to extract, transport and relocate the treasure is being investigated. The treasure is typically packaged in spherical containers and stored in fenced areas and must be urgently transported to new underground storage pits. The GSA is struggling with the development of a system to efficiently and reliably relocate the treasure in a timely manner.
The desire is to develop an autonomous ground based system that will extract, transport and relocate the packaged treasure. GSA staff are struggling to build a laboratory based concept to satisfy this task. Fortunately, teams of engineering students from Earth are about to visit Gondwana as part of their work experience programmes. On 27 previous visits engineering students have rendered invaluable assistance with such engineering problems, and the Gondwanans again seek help from these budding engineers.
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