Students pitch transport solutions at Case Competition final

Last month, five multidisciplinary engineering and IT teams took to the stage at the annual MSE
Case Competition final, presenting their concepts for a Gateway Link and precinct solution for
Fishermans Bend.

Sponsored by industry partner WSP Australia, one of the world’s leading engineering professional
services consulting firms, the 2019 Case Competition provided students with a unique opportunity
to extend their learning beyond the classroom and interact with members from industry.

At the Stage 1 workshop held in March, WSP Associate Regina Moran and Associate Director
David Yates tasked students with developing a Gateway project solution for the Fisherman’s Bend
precinct – the site of Melbourne School of Engineering’s future campus. Moran and Yates
provided insights into their industry and tips for crafting a successful pitch.

More than 150 students in 33 multidisciplinary teams then submitted a two-page bidding
document in response to the challenge, with five teams being selected to pitch at the final on 14
May in front of their Professors, families and peers.

In a captivating display of student talent, the teams presented novel and forward-thinking
transportation solutions, highlighting initiatives that not only addressed the precinct’s unique
challenges but embraced the growing community in the area.

A panel of industry judges comprising Alex Catto-Smith (Offshore, Integrity Lead and PVI Engineer
at ExxonMobil) and WSP’s Moran and Yates awarded the 2019 prize to the students in TT
Consulting: Khoa Tran, Karina Lee, Jacky Li, Dean Peach and Steven Lam.

The winners will receive a 12-month mentoring experience and site visit with WSP Australia and
will have their names included on the perpetual trophy.

WSP is one of the world’s leading engineering professional services consulting firms. They are
technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, planners,
surveyors, environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction
management professionals.

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