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UPDATE- January 26, 2010: Pre-Competition Guide is also now available and will be emailed to each competitor.

UPDATE- January 26, 2010: Rule documents for each competition are now available. Please visit each individual Competition category page.

UPDATE- January 24, 2010:The finalized schedule is now available! Please download here.

UPDATE- January 24, 2010: Junior Team Design theme and Senior Team Design theme have been released!

UPDATE- January 22, 2010: Graduate scholarships are now being offered to first place winners in each category! See Graduate Scholarships for more details.

UPDATE- January 19, 2010: The following pages have been added- Career Fair Information, Sponsorship Mailing Information and Awards Banquet Attendee Registration .

UPDATE- January 15, 2010: Consulting Engineering Theme and Innovative Design Constraints has been put up under the Competitions section.

A summary of information for judges about expectations and responsibilities can be found here.

REGISTRATION- January 17, 2010: Registration for Phase I has been closed, and registration for Phase II here is open until January 19th at 12pm.

Deadline for Observer Registration is January 15, 2010.

REMINDER to all schools- January 4, 2010:
Registration for Phase I must be completed by January 11, 2010 by 11:59pm. Also, participants in Communications and Innovative Design competitions must have their abstracts in for review by January 15th. Abstracts should be sent to

UPDATE- December 29, 2009:
Information regarding Judges Registration, Career Fair Registration and Graphic Requirements for Sponsor Advertisements has been added.

2010 Ontario Engineering Competition Bulletin #1

You are cordially invited to attend the 2010 Ontario Engineering Competition. OEC 2010 will take place in Waterloo, ON from January 29th to the 31st 2010, hosted by the University of Waterloo.

Hotel and Accommodations: The accommodations for OEC 2010 are at the Delta Kitchener. The Delta is conveniently situated in the heart of downtown Kitchener, 10 minutes from the University of Waterloo main campus. Both judges and Competitors will stay here throughout the competition.

A shuttle bus service will be provided on regular intervals between the hotel and the competition venues at the University.

For a map, click here.

Schedule: The tentative competition schedule can be found here.

Competitions: The theme of this year's competition is "redefining engineering". Where possible, the competitions will include restraints and judging requirements that challenge the real-world feasibility of potential solutions, including financial viability, image/aesthetics and eco-sustainability - constraints that engineers and entrepreneurs generally face when presented with a problem/design.

Each ESSCO member university is expected to enter a team in each of the following competitions:
- Junior Design (4 students/team)
- Senior Design (4 students/team)
- Innovative Design (4 students/team)
- Consulting Engineering (4 students/team)
- Engineering Communications (2 students/team)
- Parliamentary Debate (2 students/team)

Please note the eligibility requirements found in this document: , and within the rules specific to each competition, which may be found on this page:

Prizes and awards range from $1500 - $3500 for first place.

Registration: Competitor Registration will be opening shortly. Registration will take place online at the following address: .

There are two registration deadlines to note this year. The deadline for payment of registration fees, and confirmation of number of competitors your University will be entering is January 8th, 2010. This will happen online - payments are being accepted by credit card (online) or cheque, and must be received on or before this date.

The second deadline is for submission of competitor information, such as names, rooming requests, etc. This deadline is 11:59pm on Sunday, January 17th, 2010. This is to accommodate several universities which are running qualifying competitions the weekend of the 17th. This registration will also take place online. Please note that registration must be completed by your engineering society or faculty of engineering, on behalf of all competitors from your university.

Further information will be released closer to the date of the competition. Until then, please feel free to contact Heather Lomax, VP Communication, OEC 2010 for further information. We would like to wish you the best of luck in your qualifying competitions, and we look forward to seeing you all in Waterloo, in January.


Best Regards,

Heather Lomax
VP Communications, OEC 2010
University of Waterloo

October 15

Welcome to the OEC 2010 Website Version 2.0!

October 7, 2009

Registration dates are now posted under the registration section. The refund policy can also be found in the same section.

October 5, 2009

The website has been updated with contact information, and sponsorship graphics.
The carreer fair will be held on January 30, 2010; with the registration to open shortly. Please check back soon for more information.

July 20, 2009

The date for the competition is set for January 29-31, 2010.

July 9, 2009

We are now accepting applications for volunteer positions to help out at the 2010 Ontario Engineering Competition to be held late January 2010 at the University of Waterloo.

Positions include helping with: Sponsorship, Competitions, Communications, Finance, Logistics (all long term commitments) or General volunteer (Days of Competition only).

If you are interesting in any of these positions please send your resume to and indicate which position(s) you are interested in volunteering in. NOTE: If you would like to be a general volunteer no resume will be necessary.

March 18, 2009

The emphasis of the 2010 Ontario Engineering Competition is the integration of business into the profession of engineering. The theme for the 2010 competition is redefining engineering to reflect the effect of business and economy on engineering. The hope is to change the current definition of engineering in order to incorporate the business aspect; to truly show how engineering is a multifaceted profession.

Within the competition this will be done by adding new conditions to each area of the competition. This will include adding economic constraints to the competition such as feasibility, marketing and commercial success. Furthermore, we hope to integrate the use of new technology and design tools to give the competitors hands on experience with new and innovative technology.

The competition date is set for early February 2010. Hope to see you there.

Heather Lomax

- VP Communications, OEC 2010