Warman Design and Build Competition 2022 International Final Winners Saved Gondwana Planet
The mechanical engineering first and second year students representing 15 university teams from Australia, Malaysia and New Zealand came together head to head to compete for the coveted 2022 Warman Design and Build Competition on 8 – 9 October.
The Warman competition has been proudly sponsored by Weir Minerals and coordinated by the National Committee on Engineering Design (NCED) of Engineers Australia, affiliated with the Mechanical College for 35 years.
The competition provides students a rare opportunity to practice hands on engineering design skills. Students also participate in a site tour of Weir Minerals and walk through the full production cycle of a leading global engineering company specialised in the design and manufacture of highly-engineered products and services for minerals, oil and gas, and power industries.
Around 80 of the brightest students representing 15 university teams competed over the two days. These included the University of Canterbury, University of Auckland, UNSW Canberra, University of Technology Sydney, University of Newcastle, Griffith University Gold Coast campus, Monash University – Clayton Campus, Deakin University, Griffith University Nathan campus, RMIT University, University of Adelaide, University of South Australia, Flinders University, University of Western Australia and Monash University Malaysia.
Competing in heats at their universities only the team with the best ideas and execution progressed to the finals, for a chance of the tittle of Warman Design and Build Competition.
An intergalactic transporter has delivered an impellor to a nearby warehouse but the design of a system to collect, transport and deliver the part using the wire rope has stumped the Gondwanan engineers. Students from Earth have once again been asked to assist by designing a system to deliver a payload across a chasm in order to assist the fictional people of Gondwana, a small planet on the outer fringes of our Galaxy.
On competition day, the tension and excitement in teams was palpable as the teams competed in the virtual competition, that was live streamed over the weekend.
2022 Warman Design and Build Competition International Final winners:
First Prize: Deakin University
Second Prize: RMIT University
Third Prize: Monash University – Clayton Campus
Weir Judges Award: University of Newcastle
NCED “Best Design” Award: University of Canterbury