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SPACE DESIGN COMPETITIONS AUSTRALIA

Industry simulation events for students in years 5 through 12

OUR PROGRAMS

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ASDC Finals 2019/2020

JUNIOR SPACE DESIGN COMPETITION

Grade 5 – 8

Based on the same scenario as the ASDC, students are tasked with creating a space settlement marketing video which draws on their creative young minds. 

SPACE DESIGN WORKSHOP

Grades 7 – 8

A single day land based settlement workshop designed to stretch the technical and soft skills of students. 

AUSTRALIAN SPACE DESIGN COMPETITION

Grades 8 – 12

A true industry simulation where students need to respond to an RFT and design a fully functional space settlement; including aspects such as overall structure, operations, automation, human factors and logistics.

SPACE DESIGN COMPETITIONS AUSTRALIA

SDCA in the premier provider of industry-simulation events for high-school students in Australia.

Our competitions provide interactive, high-tempo, and dynamic environments for students to further their Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills.

Our partnerships with key of organisations and schools across Australia allow us to nourish and prepare the next generation of innovative young minds.

check out past events on youtube

Get an insight into past competitions and workshops on our YouTube channel here.

Previous Scenario

for students

  • Work in a simulated professional engineering team.
  • Learn the excitement of cross-disciplinary projects, as you design a space settlement.
  • Mentored by industry experts.

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  • Gain insight into Science, Maths, or Engineering disciplines for university studies.
  • Boost your skills and get ready for your tertiary education.
  • Designed for multi-disciplinary work, exposing students to professional critical thinking.
  • Represent Australia at the ISSDC Finals, held annually at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida!
  • Work with students from across the world, and get mentored by globally recognised engineers.

Benefits for Teachers

  • The most robust platform available to develop Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM) skills.
  • Motivate your students towards tertiary studies
  • Extension assignment and project opportunities
  • Get recognised for supporting your students – SDCA qualifies for ongoing PD!
  • Work with some of the most forward thinking and engaged teaching professionals across the planet!

  • You don’t need to be a rocket scientist – you supply the passion and we’ll supply the support!
  • Proven education benefits from our events back into standard classroom subjects

Testimonials

The skills that I learnt there provided me with a head-start at university and in my working career.

Scott Fisher

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UQ Medallist (Engineering) / ASDC 2007-09; ISSDC 2007-08

The ASDC gives each high school student the opportunity to experience being a leader and interactively create engineering solutions.

Felicity Briody

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Water Resources Engineer / AECOM

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I thoroughly recommend participation in the competition to all students with an interest in science, technology and engineering.

Joe Abercrombie

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Engineers Australia

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ASDC was a very memorable experience, over the weekend I began to develop confidence to talk to others and learned that communication is absolutely key to an effective group project. It was because of this that I’ve made some pretty good friends from other schools, we all still talk to this day and we all plan to catch up in person as soon as we can.

Fritzy Serrano

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Catherine McAuley Westmead / ASDC 2019-2020

Before the competition, I wasn't even considering studying Chemistry or Physics in Senior. This competition is the reason I am an engineer.

Emily Trusler

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Manager, EY / ISSDC 2002-03

Gallery

The teams are ready to take on the finals!
Students can ask industry professionals for input at any time.
A brief introduction to rules and safety before the challenge begins.
The Red Team provides critical feedback before the proposals are due.
Multi-school teams work together to produce innovative solutions.
Some of the generous professionals who volunteer to help the teams!
No one said you couldn't have fun along the way!
Students pose on stage about to start the competition

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ACNC REGISTERED CHARITY

TEACHER RESOURCES

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