Shoal Award Modelling and Simulation – awarded to an AURC team which has demonstrated an outstanding analysis and approach to the modelling and simulation of their rocket submission for the 2020 AURC. Learn More.

Project Support

The first project support document, an introduction to Systems Engineering by Shoal is up now! Learn More.

Software Support

MathWorks provides complimentary software for this competition. If your team is participating in this competition and needs software, fill out the software request form.

Australian Model Rocket Society (AMRS)

AMRS provides a range of information about rocketry in Australian and can connect you to local clubs. Learn More.

Ausrocketry Forums

Having problems? Burning questions? Connect with people who are part of the Australian rocketry community. Learn More.

It is of great importance that all teams are aware of and follow the safety standards for amateur rocketry in Australia. The Australian Model Rocket Society (AMRS) provides a safety code that must be adhered to throughout the AURC here.

In addition to the AMRS safety code and your local states explosive regulations, CASR Part 101 regulations must be adhered to in the lead up to and during the AURC competition. Further details on CASR Part 101 can be found here.

Upcoming Deliverable - Project Presentation

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Competition Timeline

July 29, 2019
Registration Opens
Registration begins for the 2020 competition. Formal registration forms will be sent out to successful applicants. Registrations are now closed.
July 29, 2019
October 15, 2019
Registration Closes
Registrations after October 15 are still possible! They will be assessed on a case by case basis, not that your team will be required to adhere to any additional conditions set by the committee (e.g. increased timelines and potential fees). Please contact aurc@ayaa.com.au for more information.
October 15, 2019
AMRS L3 Documentation
Applicable to teams using an M, N or O motor in the competition. More information regarding this will be sent through to your team.
December 13, 2019
Progress Report 1
The primary focus areas of Progress Report 1 are Engineering Management, Team Organisation & Safety Standards. In addition, this report should include a brief overview of your preliminary design. Specific criteria and mandatory content for each progress update will be released in advance of the deadline.
December 13, 2019
March 6, 2020
Progress Report 2
The purpose of Progress Report 2 is to provide an overview of each team’s progression since Progress Report 1 and to gain a better understanding of how each rocket project is being developed and tested.
March 6, 2020
May 31, 2020
Modelling & Simulation Approach (Report)
Teams are expected to undertake simulation and modelling of their vehicle in order to justify their design decisions and to ensure the vehicle will survive the flight and will behave as expected.
May 31, 2020
October 20, 2020
Final Project Presentations Submissions
Teams are to submit their project presentation by 11:59.
October 20, 2020
October 21, 2020
Project Presentations Begin
For more information about the project presentations, have a look at the brief below
October 21, 2020
October 23, 2020
Competition Concludes
October 23, 2020