If You Were An Engineer, What Would You Do?®

This exciting competition mapped to the curriculum, asks pupils from primary schools, secondary schools and nurseries to identify a problem in the world and design a solution to it.

Inspired through engagement with engineering professionals, pupils are encouraged to ‘find the engineer they could be’ by designing the future of engineering. We receive thousands of entries each year from schools across the UK. You could be one of them!

As pupils interview engineers and research engineering in general they are encouraged to look at the world around them to find problems an engineered solution could solve. Alongside their annotated drawings an accompanying letter is required to persuade engineers to choose their design to build. Links to universities across the UK, annually see a selection of winning pupils' designs brought to life. As each entry requires engagement with an engineering professional, the competition hosts a number of online interviews and school visits from engineers.

Every entry is graded by engineering professionals and educationalists and all entries receive a named certificate. Shortlisted entries are judged by high profile judges from the world of engineering and exhibited at a public or online event. Winners are announced from each region and awarded with a medal and prize.


By registering teachers can register their school and access lesson plans and resources and build a school of Engineers in the Making®. Parents/carers can register their children to participate and access our home learning resources to develop their Engineer in the Making®.

Register now for the 2024 competition>>