EngWeek is a week full of activities designed to engage engineering students. It is organized each year by the Engineering and Computer Science Association of Concordia University in order to provide the students an opportunity to improve their soft and technical skills through competitions and networking events.
Junior and Senior Design construction challenges (March 12) from 10a.m. to 8p.m.
Junio challenge will take place in the B-Annex, the senior challenge in EV-2.260
Teams of 4 students are faced with a problem that they need to solve by building a small machine. They are provided with a strict set of rules and list of material. From those, they need to come up with an original and functional design and product. After 6 hours of hard work, the teams present their solution in front of a panel of judges and then demonstrate its ability to complete the challenge.
The level of difficulty varies between Junior and Senior Design. Junior Design is reserved for students who have completed less than 60 credits, while Senior Design is opened to all.
Programming challenge (March 13) from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.in H-831
This team challenge requires creativity, coding skills and time management to develop a software solution for the assigned problem. Teams will present to a panel of judges once their allotted time is up.
Consulting competition (March 14)
Initial meeting at 10 a.m. in front of H-838 and presentations in EV 2.301 at 4:30 p.m.
Teams of 4 students have limited time to develop a solution to an assigned case and prepare a solution package which they will present to a panel of judges. Their solution will be evaluated on various criteria such as creativity, feasibility, budget, risk analysis and many more.
This year’s EngWeek feature two new events:
Career Fair (March 15) from 12 to 7 p.m. in the EV Atrium
Come mingle with industry reps from Montreal-based companies looking for engineers. Recruiters will be present to answer any questions about their company and accept resumes.
Student vs Faculty competition (March 16) at 3 p.m. at Reggies
The goal of the Student vs Faculty event is to create a friendly competition between the students and their professors.
EngWeek wraps up with an award ceremony to celebrate the participation and performance of all competitors.