SDC: Student Design Competition

ASME E-Fests® and ASME EFx® Events in academic year 2023 & 2024

EFx events are IN-PERSON, locally organized throughout the world and several EFx events will include our ASME competitions such as SDC.  Please visit the ASME E-Fest website for an updated list of events at  Events will be added as they are confirmed. 

ASME will ALSO continue to host our two signature FULLY virtual events:  E-Fest Careers (September 23, 2023) and E-Fest Digital (March 16, 2024). 

We encourage students, competitors, and faculty members to take advantage of the learning experiences provided by both our competitions and other digital offerings throughout the year.  Questions may be directed to

Not all EFx events will have every competition available. Check that SDC is available at that event before registering.

What is the Student Design Competition & Prizes

The ASME Student Design Competition provides a platform for ASME Student Members to present their solutions to a range of design problems - from everyday household tasks to groundbreaking space exploration. Each team is required to design, construct and operate a prototype meeting the requirements of an annually determined problem statement.


  • 1st place - $500.00
  • 2nd place - $300.00 
  • 3rd place - $150.00

AY23-24 ASME SDC Rules & .stl Files (Course Obstacles)

Download the AY23-24 Student Design Competition Rules 

.stl files (course obstacles) are available for download

SDC will be held at in-person EFx events.  Not all EFx events will have every competition available. Check that SDC is available at that event before registering.  EFx events will be posted as they are confirmed.

SDC Q&A Forum

SDC Q&A Forum Questions for 29 September are available for download. 

Please email your questions to