2015CEC Competitions


Communications Engineering

Teams of one or two people will describe a complex technical subject in layman’s terms. The presentation includes the social and environmental impacts of the subject and the judgment is based on the overall presentation, verbal skills and understanding of the subject.

Consulting engineering

Teams of four must develop a solution to a real life engineering problem in less than six hours. The next dayeach team will present their work to the judges. They must demonstrate economic and enviromental resourcefulness while presenting their solution.

Extemporaneous Debate

Debate Teams consist of two members. Each team is presented with the challenge of presenting an analytical point of view of a resolution, which has not been disclosed. Teams are evaluated on the most compelling and profession argument during the debate.

Innovative design

The majority of the innovative design competition occurs outside the Canadian Engineering Competition. Teams of one to four, choose a topic, prepare research and develop a concept. The designs must be new and help fill a gap in society. The subject will be assessed on their technical, social, environmental and economic impact.

Junior design

The competition invites junior engineers to design and build a prototype to help solve a real world problem. Teams consist of four members who may be in their 1 st or 2 nd year of the Bachelor of Engineering program. Each team is given six hours to complete the task, after which the solution and the prototype are presented to the judges.


Reengineering is the act of taking an existing concept engineering, product, technique or technology and improve incrementally its design to suit any situation or alternative application. In this competition, students will be required to implement the re-engineering process for a gadget or an existing mechanism to add new features or to improve the given element. The panel of judges will then evaluate the developed improvement.

Senior Design

The competition invites senior engineering students to design and build a prototype to help solve a global problem. Teams are informed of a general theme a week before the competition to allow for preparation and final details are given on the day of the competition. Each team is given eight hours to develop a solution to the given problem.