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WEC 2024 Rule Book

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Consulting presents a team of individuals with a real world problem and figurative client. The team will need to devise the best solution for their respective problem based on specific criteria to win the competition. The teams will then present to a panel of judges and submit a detailed written report describing their proposed solution.


Junior Design is the counterpart of Senior Design. It sees a team individuals develop a solution to a proposed problem within a limited time frame to complete their design. This competition caters to engineering students in their first or second year of their degree. After completion of their design, each team will present to a panel of judges for evaluation.


Senior Design challenges a team of four individuals to develop and implement a solution to a specific problem. A prompt will be presented to each team the morning of the competition. At the conclusion of the allotted time teams will present their solutions to a panel of judges who will evaluate designs against criteria such as creativity, feasibility, and cost.


Innovative Design is vastly different from the other competitions as it allows teams of one to four students to develop a solution to a real world problem of their choosing in advance of the event. This competition will have exhibition style booths set up at the venue on the day of evaluation for peers and judges to view and critique presented solutions.


Engineering Communication has competitors asked to describe a technical subject in common terms. They consider the economic and environmental aspects of their subject, and provide a persuasive conclusion regarding the potential benefits, costs, risks, and impact. Judges decide the winner based on the content and delivery of the presentation.


Extemporaneous Debate features students debating a topic and resolution from a predetermined position in teams of two. Each team will present their discussion and attempt to persuade the panel of judges to their side. The teams will need to construct and debate their arguments effectively and convincingly in order to sway the judges and win the even


Re Engineering tasks a team of two students to improve upon a previously existing product or design solution. Every year the competition displays a vast amount of creativity as students present their idea with the same functionality as the original in new and exciting ways. The design problem is revealed at competition start and is later critiqued by a panel of judges.


The programming competition caters to the growing global market of professional quality engineering software. Each team will use the skills acquired throughout their degree programs, combined with their project management abilities, in order to develop and code a solution to a provided problem prior to adjudication by a panel of industry judges.

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