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The Schulich Engineering Competition (SEC) is an annual two-day long competition in which students work in teams to complete an engineering challenge. Students will present their solutions to a panel of judges, and the winners will move on to compete in the Western Engineering Competition (WEC)!
All competitors must be students in the Schulich School of Engineering. Internship students are eligible to compete. There are six categories for students to select from that are listed below. If you see any that interest you, form a team and apply!
For 2023, SEC will take place on October 14, 2023 from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm and October 15, 2023 from 9:30 am - 2:30 pm. For any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Competitors will create a program to solve a specific program. Any year of student may apply to compete in this category. Unlike Introductory Programming, the winners of this category will move on to the Western Engineering Competition.
The Programming team will be between two (2) and four (4) competitors.
The purpose of the Consulting competition is to challenge competitors to design a detailed solution to a large-scale engineering problem. The proposal must be made in a way that promotes the solution to the client (in the form of judges). Competitors must demonstrate resourcefulness while acting in good faith with the spirit of the competition.
All teams will have four (4) student members.
Competitors must use analytical techniques to present, with minimum preparation, a reasoned point of view of a resolution that has not been disclosed beforehand. The goal is to assess the competitors’ abilities to convey ideas and develop arguments. The purpose is not to assess competitor knowledge of parliamentary procedure and formal debating rules. Therefore, the rules normally used in debates have been modified and relaxed to enable students with no formal debate experience to take part. Note that the Canadian National Style debate format will be used.
Students will compete in teams of two (2).
Competitors will create a program to solve a specific program. Competitors in this category may not advance to the Western Engineering Competition. This category is targeted towards students in their first (1st) and second (2nd) academic years of engineering.
The Introductory Programming team will be between two (2) and four (4) competitors. The entire team must be enrolled in their first (1st) or second (2nd) academic year of engineering.
This competition challenges junior (first or second year) engineering students to design and build a prototype to address a technical problem. The Junior Team Design category is similar to that of Senior Team Design, but emphasis is placed on prototype functionality rather than design theory.
The design team must comprise a maximum of four (4) competitors. The entire team must be enrolled in their first (1st) or second (2nd) academic year of engineering.
A team of students are given a complex engineering problem and are required to design and build a working prototype. The teams will then present their solution and test their prototypes in front of a panel of judges.
The Senior Design team will be between two (2) and four (4) competitors. No member of the team may be enrolled in their first (1st) or second (2nd) academic year of engineering.