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The University of Toronto Engineering Kompetition (UTEK) is an annual competition targeted towards undergraduate engineering students. The two day competition gives students the opportunity to use their classroom education to discuss and solve real engineering problems. These range from design problems, case competitions and even debates surrounding the challenges within engineering and society. UTEK encourages deep collaboration, teamwork, creativity, and ingenuity among students in all of its competitions.

UTEK has been known as THE largest engineering competition at the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto. Last year, UTEK attracted over 500 future engineers overall, and sold out the majority of its competitions. The top teams from UTEK have even gone on to successfully represent the university in both the Ontario Engineering Competition (OEC), and the Canadian Engineering Competition (CEC).

This year, we have 8 competition categories:

1. Junior Design

Participants will work in teams to develop an innovative solution to a creative design problem using affordable, everyday materials. Teams will present their final solution to a panel of judges, who will evaluate designs based on criteria such as effectiveness, originality, and scalability.

2. Senior Design

Participants will work in teams to address technological engineering problems using Arduino robotic kits. The teams will present their work to a panel of judges, who will evaluate key features of a team’s design including novelty, practicality, and usability.

3. Programming

Participants will work in teams to solve a specific technical problem that can be addressed through a software solution. Participants will present their solution to a panel of judges that evaluate the solution based on aspects such as practicality, ease-of-use, and capability.

4. Consulting

Participants will work in teams to develop a solution to a real life engineering problem. The problem will require considerations of the real world costs of their solution. Participants will present their solution to a panel of judges who will focus on aspects such as the innovation, analysis, communication and feasibility of teams’ designs.

5. Innovative Design

Participants will work to create a new and innovative product, process, or service to address a market need. The solution is presented to a panel of judges who will evaluate based on the novelty and economical feasibility of the solution.

6. Parlimentary Debate

Participants debate an engineering-related resolution in a parliamentary debate structure. Judges evaluate the participants' abilities to defend their viewpoint using logic and reasoning.

7. Communication

Participants are given the opportunity to explain an engineering or scientific concept in simplified terms. Judges evaluate the participant’s ability to coherently and concisely explain their viewpoint.

8. Re-Engineering

Participants redesign an existing product to improve its functionality or adapt for a completely new purpose. Judges will evaluate the participants based on the functionality, practicality, feasibility, and marketability of their solution.

There will definitely be a competition that suits you!

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

You need to show your T-card upon registration. Participants need to be currently registered University of Toronto students.

FAQs

Can non-engineering students attend?

Yes. However, if you do win in a particular category, you would only be able to progress to OEC and represent UofT Engineering if you are currently enrolled as a UofT engineering student. If you are not enrolled in engineering, then you will have to find a replacement for your spot to represent UofT.


Team Member Requirements:

Programming, Re-Engineering, Innovative Design and Communication: Min: 2 people, Max: 4 people

Senior Design, Junior Design, and Consulting: Min: 3 people, Max: 4 people

Debate: 2 people

Please write the names and emails of all members of your team in your application.

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