ENGCOMM Engineering & Commerce Case Competition
March 10, 2019
Current undergraduate curriculum is largely taught in silos. This leaves students ill-equipped with the skills to thrive in team-based work environments, with costly cascading effects for future employers. As such, ENGCOMM’s mission is to build communication bridges in the workforce of tomorrow by hosting a forum for Engineering and Commerce students to collaboratively find solutions to real-world challenges that modern industries face.
About the Competition
ENGCOMM is an annual case competition focused on showcasing
collaborative excellence between the engineering and business
disciplines. It is designed to simulate a real industry challenge,
which allows participants to demonstrate their excellence in both
their given disciplines as well as collaborative skills that are
needed to be successful in solving such problems.
Format of the Competition
16 teams will be attending the competition from February 19th to February 23rd 2019. They will be randomly divided into 4 divisions of 4 teams during the opening ceremony. Each division will remain the same for the 3 cases.
- Day 1: No case - Introduction and orientation
- Day 2: First case of six (6) hours and presentation
- Day 3: Second case of six (6) hours and presentation
- Day 4: Third case of twelve (12) hours
- Day 5: Presentation of the third case and the final presentation before board of directors.
After each case, each team will present their solution in front of a three-person jury. They must support each presentation with a PowerPoint and appropriate documentation. The team with the highest cumulative score from each division after the three cases will move on to the final presentation.
For the 6 hour cases ONLY, teams will start at offset times in order to match with their presentation times. From the moment you receive your case, you have 6 hours (or 12 for the 12-hour case) to solve it. This time includes preparing for the 15-minute presentation to be given in front of a jury. The cases will be solved in isolated preparation rooms where the competitors will have all the tools to develop solutions, perform calculations and designs if desired and make a presentation.