WIESoc x Aurecon Design Challenge

June 25, 2020 4:00 PM

In 2016, a survey commissioned by Plan International and Our Watch found that 30% of Australian women aged 15-19 agreed that "girls should not be out in public places after dark". This perception is limiting women from their rights to personal safety and the ability to move freely in public places. 

Innovation is the key to removing this fear,  boosting mobility and participation of women in the city, and eliminating practices which drive gender-based violence. 

WIESoc and Aurecon are proud to present the 2020 Design Challenge which will focus around the important topic 'Safety After Dark'. This is the chance for YOU to get directly involved with designing solutions to improve safety for all. 


In teams of 5, you will be given one week to come up with a solution to the given case and submit your presentation slides. Following this, the top 6 teams will be selected to refine their case presentation and undertake a mentoring session with a member of the Aurecon's 'Design to Innovate' team. These teams will then virtually pitch their idea to a panel of new Aurecon Judges during the final heat on the 25th of June.

VENUE: Online (Microsoft Teams)


🏆 First Prize: Internship interview with Aurecon

🏆 Second Prize: Internship interview with Aurecon

🏆 Third Prize: Networking session with Aurecon


⏱ Registrations Open: 10pm 10th June 

⏱ Registrations Close: 12pm 18th June 

⏱ Case Released: 3pm 18th June 

⏱ Case Due: 10pm 23rd June 

⏱ Finalist Teams Announced: 12pm 24th June 

⏱ Final Heat: 4pm 25th June 


This event is open to all engineering streams and we encourage people from all years to apply however teams must be formed according to the following criteria:

💡Each team must have at least 1 male and 1 female member

💡Each team must have at least 3 members from the Civil & Environmental, Electrical and/or Mechanical (excludes Aerospace) engineering discipline

💡Each team is allowed up to 5 members

So what are you waiting for? Challenge yourself and most importantly, bring your ideas to life. 


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