From a shiny plane, to an electric motorbike, to a log splitter, Otago Polytechnic’s end-of year Engineering Showcase celebrated a range of innovative solutions to real-world challenges.

The Showcase highlighted the problem-solving skills of our Bachelor of Engineering Technology and New Zealand Diploma in Engineering students.

It covered a broad range of Engineering programmes, from Civil, Electrical and Mechanical.

The projects included a Vans RV12 aeroplane. Registered as ZK OPT (ZK for New Zealand and OPT for Otago Polytechnic), the kitset plane cost $70,000, which was paid for by Otago Polytechnic’s capital expenditure budget.

The project was the brainchild of the late Stuart Allan, Principal Engineering Lecturer, who had a vision to provide a challenging and engaging means by which students could learn high-level Engineering skills.

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Published on 12 Nov 2020

Orderdate: 12 Nov 2020
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