Competition Categories

Junior Design

You’ll be given a real-world problem and must work within limiting time and budget constraints to design, create, and test a physical prototype of their proposed solution. As the competitors are just beginning their engineering studies, concepts will be based off a general level of engineering knowledge, such as forces, mechanics, etc.

You must be in the first two years of your degree programs.

Senior Design

You’ll be given a real-world problem and must work within limiting time and budget constraints to design, create, and test a physical prototype of their proposed solution. As the competitors are near the completion of their engineering studies, concepts they may need in their design can span a variety of disciplines.

You must be in the last two years of your degree programs.

Innovative Design
Presented by Hatch

You will combine your creativity and knowledge to develop new technological designs or improve upon existing ones. The research and ideas developed are done outside of the competition, which you’ll present via high-quality display to the judges. 

Competitors in all years of engineering studies are eligible for participation.

Engineering Communications

You must explain an applicable process or issue of your choice, and form a coherent argument that clearly identifies its social, economical, technological, and environmental impacts. Your explanation should be aimed at catering to an audience of various technological backgrounds.

Competitors in all years of engineering studies are eligible for participation.

Programming

You will have to display your fluency and versatility in a programming language of your choice by creating industry-quality software that solves a given engineering problem. Each team will present the impact of their design with regard to technical efficiency and ease of use through a formal presentation and a live demonstration of their code and product.

Competitors in all years of engineering studies are eligible for participation.

Re-Engineering

You are encouraged to use creativity and innovation in order to redesign an existing product or process either to improve its functionality or to adapt it for a completely new purpose. You will be judged based on functionality, practicality, feasibility, and marketability.

Competitors in all years of engineering studies are eligible for participation.

Extemporaneous Debate

Engineers are often required to evaluate and argue for or against a proposal on short notice. In this category, you will defend or refute a previously undisclosed resolution using the format of parliamentary debate. Subjects for debate will relate to the fields of engineering and science, or those that is within relation or interest pertaining to engineers and engineering students. You preferably have a broad knowledge of engineering concepts and their impact on society, and have an ability to rationalize decisions quickly and concisely.

Competitors in all years of engineering studies are eligible for participation.

Consulting Engineering

You will design and present a detailed solution to a large scale engineering problem faced by real world clients. You will evaluate the technical, social, environmental, and economic implications of your solution and highlight how it addresses the client’s requirements.

Competitors in all years of engineering studies are eligible for participation.

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