Senior design

 

A problem is presented, the same day of the competition, to the teams of 4 participants. They will have 12 hours to create a prototype able to perform the requested tasks. The conception is presented to a panel of judges before being tested in front of the public. This competition is typically reserved only for participants who have completed more than 60 credits in their bachelor’s degree.

Junior design

 

The junior design, younger brother of senior competition, features teams of 4 students who will have 8 hours to create a prototype responding to a simplified problem, before exposing the relevance and efficiency of their solution to the panel of judges and the public. This competition is reserved only for participants who have completed less than 60 credits in their bachelor’s degree.

Oratory debates

 

Two teams of two participants are face to face and present their arguments alternately according to the theme and position imposed by the jury. The finalists have the chance to demonstrate their communication skills (such as their eloquence, their distribution and their sense of tact) in the presence of the public to close this competition.

Consulting engineering

 

The teams of 4 participants have 8 hours to conduct an in-dept study of a complex issue. The team’s skills as speakers and persuasion are then put to work as they present their solution in front of a jury.

Innovative design

 

Participants show their innovativeness by hosting kiosks that showcase their innovations from their own imagination. These different conceptions are then evaluated by members of the jury.

Scientific communication

 

These teams of participants, alone or in pairs, are mandated to select in advance a complex conception about engineering. Afterwards, during an oral presentation in front of the jury, they must communicate in a simple, clear and precise way the related concepts and how they work.

It is the capacity of simplifying abstract and intangible concept, an important asset in the exercise of the engineer functions, that is evaluated during this major competition.

Graduate research presentation

 

Researchers present the outcome of their efforts and research work to their colleagues and public putting the spotlight on students in training for a master’s degree or a PhD.

Re-Engineering

 

In teams of two, participants are asked to rethink a pre-existing product to improve or optimize it. The solutions are presented in front of a jury while the creativity, the know-how, the way of being and the oratory talent of the teams are evaluated.

Programming

 

This open competition to all students in engineering, regardless of study year, values the talents in programming of the competitors, while they have the task of creating from scratch a software of superior quality answering to the given problem. The final product is evaluated by a jury.