The University of Toronto Engineering Kompetition (UTEK) is an annual competition targeted towards undergraduate 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 is known as THE largest engineering competition at the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto and in 2021 will be entering its 20th year! It attracts up to 500 future engineers, consultants and more. The top teams from UTEK then go on to successfully represent the university in both the Ontario Engineering Competition (OEC), and the Canadian Engineering Competition (CEC).
The eight competitions are: consulting, programming, senior design, junior design, re-engineering, communications, debate and innovative design.
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1. Provide engineering students with practical experience solving current issues by collaborating with judges from academia and industry in designing the competitions
2. Benefit students from as many disciplines as possible by marketing UTEK to all faculties/disciplines.
3. Design the competitions and provide training sessions to best prepare students for OEC (Ontario Engineering Competition) and CEC (Canadian Engineering Competition)
4. Carefully select topics to incorporate elements from diversified fields of engineering
5. Carefully select judges from different disciplines and from the industry to provide unbiased feedback/comments and fair judging decisions
6. Create networks between students and industries to enhance students' career and professional development, e.g. inviting companies to sponsor and attend our events
7. Promote engineering innovation among undergraduate engineering students by emphasizing innovation in our judging criteria
8. Incorporate the broader UofT community and faculty