Engineering Project

6th July 17

Abbey College Manchester Engineering Project

Four students from the college worked alongside a team from ARUP Manchester to solve a real-life engineering problem as part of the Engineering Education Scheme.

The project brief for the students was focused on how temperature, ventilation and lighting play an important role in the building design of a leisure centre within central Manchester and whether there are any renewable or zero carbon technologies that could be suitable for the facility. It also looked at the creation of a children’s ‘splash pool’ and what features should be included in this.

The scheme, which is set up by the Engineering Development Trust, pits students against the engineering problems put forward by real companies. It gives them a real experience of engineering as a career and the process of working through a project from planning and development to construction, testing and report writing. From their research the students created some prototype models and a final working model, which was presented at an event at the University of Liverpool in late April 2017.The assessors were extremely impressed with the results the students achieved.