Naval engineering competition: design a sea rescue vessel

The Royal Navy and UK Naval Engineering, Science and Technology (UNEST) have teamed up to launch the Naval Engineering Competition in support of the Year of Engineering.

Open to all ages, up to 18 years old, the competition challenges students to design a sea rescue vessel. 

The competition aims to inspire students to take a closer look at how rewarding a career in engineering can be, while deliberately encouraging innovative designs which haven’t been influenced by pre-conceptions. This design challenge aligns with the National Curriculum key stages 1, 2, 3 and 4 for both science and design and technology.

Competition entries will be split into three age groups and will be judged by industry professionals. The best three designs from each age category will be eligible to win iPads for their school or college, and the winners may also be invited to an event hosted by the Royal Navy. 

An information pack can be downloaded from the UNEST website, where there are also hints and tips explaining in more detail what is expected of entrants and a link where entries can be submitted.

The competition has been designed to be as flexible as possible. STEM Ambassadors are welcome to provide schools and colleges with support or teachers can deliver the competition themselves.

The closing date for entries is 1 December 2018.  

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