Five teams of students on the University of Suffolk Foundation Degree course in ‘Operations Engineering’ presented their years’ work to a panel of judges on Wednesday 17th May at East Coast College, Lowestoft Campus, an event sponsored by Geo Therm Ltd.
As part of their skills in research and problem-solving module, the students have been working on an assignment whereby they are invited to tender for a hydro-electric power generation contract. The tender process required the students to work as a team under a company name and design, construct and test a scale model of a generator with build costs not exceeding £100, presenting their results as a pitch to five judges on 17th May.
The judges consisted of senior staff members of East Coast College, who scored each presentation against a set of criteria out of 10. Final scores were therefore from a total 50. The standard of the solutions and working models presented were all very impressive, and deserved high praise to the college and students for the work.
Poseidon HydroPower were worthy winners with an impressive score of 46 out of 50, closely followed by HydroMac with 43 out of 50. This is the second year Geo Therm Ltd has sponsored the research and problem solving module, providing the winning trophy and crystal cut paper weights for the winning team members, with every student receiving a company T-shirt. (SL)
For more information on all University of Suffolk at East Coast College degree courses visit: https://www.eastcoast.ac.uk/19/university-of-suffolk