Participants on the Design Summit will undertake more than 80 hours of full-time engineering work experience during the two-week program. That is, ten days of full-time equivalent experience that meets the requirements of Australian university engineering courses that are accredited by Engineers Australia.

The Design Summit are two week professional experiences that are designed to provide students with experience in:

  • Humanitarian engineering and appropriate technology
  • Designing in resource constrained environments
  • Working with community and clients on needs analysis and problem definition
  • Evaluation of solutions including maintenance, materials and cost 
  • Rapid prototyping and development
  • Client engagement and communication
  • Cross-cultural engagement, teamwork and project management.


Hoveig Melkonian presents his groups design to other students and community partners, Phnom Penh, January 2015.