Mar 03, 2019

Australian Space Design Competition (ASDC)

  • Crimson Education
  • Australia
Competition Skill Building


The Australian Space Design Competition (ASDC) is an industry simulation experience that combines elements of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) with an emphasis on teamwork, marketing and human relations to provide a unique challenge.

The ASDC is designed for secondary school students with a passion for space, or are considering a future in STEM fields. Students form futuristic aeronautical engineering companies (with a maximum corporate size of twelve), and respond to a Request For Tender (RFT) to design a space settlement set in a fictional solar environment, in which humans are beginning to colonise the solar system. After forming their engineering organisation, teams are tasked with producing a tender response (maximum 40 pages), which details how their design meets the requirements established in the RFT.

The Request For Tender (RFT) is structured to guide students through business-orientated engineering processes, with tasks broken down by sections such as Structural Engineering, Human Engineering, and Cost/Scheduling.

All submissions are judged by an independent, expert industry panel comprising Australian engineers and educators.

For more information visit the official website here

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range




Various levels of competition

Participation Cost


Entry into the ASDC is $170 per team

Minimum Technical Skill Needed


Technical skills are not required but may be helpful

Time Commitment


Various levels of competition

Application Deadline

TBD for 2020

Application Process Includes

Register your team through the website


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