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Waterloo Engineering Competition


All University of Waterloo engineering undergrads are eligible for this competition.


Teams of up to four assess and present the technical merit and feasibility of a unique product, service, or process that they have invented.

This competition takes place every mid-January, to coincide with the upcoming OEC and (typically) a completed fourth-year design project.

Competition Details

Fourth year students are invited to enter their design project in the innovative design category. Both first and second place will represent the University of Waterloo at the annual Ontario Engineering Competition.

Judging is based on the quality and thoroughness of the design project, in addition to feasibility and marketability of the product. Competition format may vary from year to year. Competition information will be posted as it becomes available.


If you have any question about the Innovative Design competition, please feel free to contact the competition coordinator, found on the Contacts page.