Engineering Design

To address complex Defence and Security challenges requires the development of integrated design solutions. At Tectonica our team of highly qualified mechanical, electronic/electrical and software design engineers are experienced in creating innovative design solutions in complex Defence environments.

Working closely with Tectonica’s Defence experienced Project Managers, our engineering team generate designs which meet project requirements ensuring we deliver fit-for-purpose solutions. Our comprehensive understanding of the Defence engineering design process ensures we comply with the Technical Regulation of ADF Material Manual – Land and deliver documentation in the required format and to the required standard.

Using the latest in computer aided design tools Tectonica can undertake a wide-range of analysis and design activities to deliver a tailored and low risk design solution.


Tectonica rapidly designs and develops complex equipment and integration kits for a range of Defence vehicles, technical shelters and weapon systems. To design and develop new concepts, modify existing equipment and integrate new technology or products, our experienced engineering team uses a range of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) design tools for:

  • Design optimisation and validation
  • Structural analysis
  • Thermal stress analysis
  • Drop test simulations
  • Fatigue analysis
  • All modes of heat transfer


Tectonica’s highly-skilled electronics engineers are experienced in a range of electronic design and development activities from undertaking circuit board requirement analysis through to PCB and RF design.

The electronics design team has proven skills in designing complex systems for low power and portable applications, command and control as well as developing specialised user interfaces. With on-site electronics assembly and final integration and commission skills, our engineers can rapidly prototype and test new designs to MIL-STAD-461, IPC-A-610D, IPC/WHMA-A-620A and EMI/EMC specifications.


Software plays a critical role in the development and implementation of new concepts, the modification of existing systems and integration of new technology. Our software engineers have extensive experience in the design and development of web based, stand alone and embedded applications.

Tectonica’s software design and test team work through all phases of the software development life cycle from requirements analysis and design through to implementation and commissioning.