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Waterloo Engineering Competition


Is signup required to participate?
Yes, you must register during the registration period in order to participate. Walk-in is not accepted.

What are the methods of registration?
Registration only takes place on the WEC website unless otherwise noted.

I don't have enough people to make up a whole team, can I still register?
If you do not have enough people to make up a whole team, you can still submit your registration. After the registration period has passed, we will try to place you in teams that aren't full. You will receive an email of cancellation if arrangements cannot be made. Please note that if you do not register a full team, people you signed up with may not end up on the same team as you.

What's the minimum number of people per team?
Three for Junior Team Design, Senior Team Design and Consulting Engineering, two in SFF Debates, and one in SFF Technical Speaking. If you do not fill all the spots on your registration form, we may add a team member to make a team of four.

Am I allowed to make changes to my registration after submitting the registration form?
You are allowed to make changes to your registration until the registration period ends.

Can I include a second-year student on my Senior Team Design team?
For WEC, we allow up to one second-year student per team in the Senior Team Design category. The OEC does not explicitly state that second-year students are not allowed; however, if the OEC organizers do not allow this exception, then your team will need to find a substitution for the OEC.

Competition Day

What if one of our team members isn't available on the day of the competition?
If a team member is unable to make it to the competition, you are allowed to have up to one substitute; substitution only applies in the categories of Junior Team Design, Senior Team Design, and Consulting Engineering. Your team can also choose to compete with only three people.

What building skills will I need for Junior Team Design?
Usually in Junior Team Design, competitors are not required to use power tools. Building materials generally consist of hot glue, nails, etc, and cutting is usually done with scissors or knives (and sometimes hand saws). If in the case a power tool needs to be used and competitors do not feel comfortable using it, competitors can ask competition coordinators/volunteers to help.

More Questions?

Contact one of the competition directors and we'll be sure to get back to you as soon as possible!