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Waikato Engineering Design Show

Where: Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts (Gate 2), University of Waikato, Hamilton Campus
When: 21 – 23 October 2020

What is the Engineering Design Show?

This world-class Engineering Design Show is the flagship event of the School of Engineering and the high-point of our degree programmes. It provides an opportunity to see firsthand how our students excel in designing, building and testing new products, structures and solutions for the real world.  Students also compete within the event for industry-sponsored prizes.


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Who can attend the event?

The event is open to the public and a great opportunity to see some cutting-edge tech in action and meet some of our up and coming engineering talent doing what they do best - creating and innovating to solve real-life problems.


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School Sessions

We invite students from years 11-13 and their teachers to attend the Waikato Engineering Design Show. Free to schools, this is an opportunity to see our civil students compete to test the strength of the bridges they have designed and built, see our chemical engineering students race chemical-powered cars and our mechanical engineering students go head-to-head, programming their autonomous vehicles around a set course. Students can expect a welcome session to Engineering + an interactive workshop, a whistle stop tour of the campus, time peruse and chat with our final year students and lunch at the campus halls of residence.


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Industry-sponsored Engineering Design Prizes

These prizes are presented to undergraduate BE(Hons) students and teams who excel in one of the engineering design papers. The value of the prizes can vary and are up to $500. Prizes are announced at the conclusion of the Engineering Design Show. Sponsors for the prize normally include Gallagher, Oji Fibre Solutions, Fonterra, PDV Consultants, and many others.