School of Engineering Integrated Design showcase

Great Hall - Aston Webb (R6 on campus map)
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Thursday 22nd March 2018 (13:30-15:00)
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On Thursday 22nd March between 1.30pm and 3.00pm, students and staff are warmly invited to the Great Hall  for a showcase of work produced by second year School of Engineering students as part of their Integrated Design project. 

The theme for this year's Integrated Design project is kinetic architecture through structural Mechatronics, or more colloquially, making big things move. Students worked together in multidisciplinary teams to produce reference designs for large moving structures across the world.

Each team focused on a specific country with its unique requirements and constraints. Challenges have been developed in conjunction with Arup, an independent engineering consultancy firm of 14,000 employees based in 42 countries, whose notable projects related to this work include the London Eye and Singapore Sports Hub.

The Integrated Desing project brings together civil, electrical and mechanical engineering disciplines in a unique way only made possible by the formation of the School of Engineering. 

Students develop technical design skills applied to open-ended design problems informed by research and real-life case studies. They also develop broader professional engineering skills such as sustainability literacy and enterprise. Every project is explicitly aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals recently formulated in The Birmingham Goals, and carries a business plan.