The engineering challenge is a yearly ‘scrapheap’ design and build challenge, where teams of 4 are tasked with coming up with the best solution to an engineering problem in a short amount of time. This gives the more practically minded an opportunity to shine and gives all who enter the chance to take on a team of lecturers. Previous years have seen trebuchets, slingshots and 5 meter high towers win the trophy. This is a staple part of an engineering students calendar with a more lighthearted design environment than exams and assignments.
This year’s challenge saw nine teams face the task of launching a basketball at six milk bottles three times. Each milk bottle were worth some points and the team with the most points at the end of the challenge were the winners.