In Summary

Can you think of another use for a plastic water bottle or container? Then Swinburne University of Technology wants to hear from you.

The National Product Design Engineering Challenge is open to current Year 12 students and those who have already completed secondary school and meet Swinburne’s entry requirements for a Bachelor of Engineering (Product Design) (Honours).

Swinburne's Bachelor of Engineering (Product Design) (Honours) provides students with the skills needed to design and develop competitive products for Australian and international markets. It combines studies in industrial design and engineering.

The Challenge offers six winners a weekend in Melbourne and the opportunity to attend their entrance interview for the Bachelor of Engineering (Product Design) (Honours) in person.

Judges will be looking for the following:

  • Innovation and creativity;
  • Engineering feasibility – Will it work?
  • Market appeal – How does it look?

First prize includes return airfares to Melbourne and transfers to accommodation, tour of Swinburne’s Hawthorn campus and student accommodation, and entrance to the Eureka Skydeck in Southbank.

Second and third prizes (valued at $250 and $150 respectively) will be awarded for each state. All eligible entries will be automatically entered into the People’s Choice Award (valued at $500), which will be hosted on Swinburne’s Facebook page.

The competition closes on 24 July 2015 and winners will be announced on 14 August 2015.