Be one of the first 50 registrants and you have the chance to win a $25 Campus Store gift card!
First 200 registrants get entered in a chance to win a $20 Tim Horton gift card!
Everyone in the Faculty of Engineering can participate in the MEC! Check the Competition Categories page to see which categories you are eligible to compete in.
This event is a two-day competition, where over 300 engineering students are expected to compete across 8 categories. Teams of 4 (2 for debating, re-eng) work for 6 hours to build, test, prototype, and test their solution to a real-world problem. They are then judged by a panel of judges to determine the winners.
The MEC will run from October 20th 2018 to October 21st 2018 (contingent on your team making it to the second day), see Schedule for more details.
The $10 fee for registration is a fully refunded deposit used to both secure your spot at the MEC and to help the organizers determine the quantity of material needed for dinner, breakfast, design store, T-shirts etc.
Every year the challenges change and with that, the winner does also. 2 teams from McMaster made it all the way to CEC and one of them came in 2nd at CEC 2018!!!!!! McMasters own Debating team came 2nd at OEC, re-strategized and won 1st place at CEC2017!.
Last year the MES and Engineering Faculty were able to provide all 1st winners a spot at the OEC. This spot includes: admission to the OEC, all meals paid for and 2 nights stay at a hotel (OEC organizers choice). This package is valued at around $300-$400.
You do not need to have a group to register, all participants register individually here. It is recommended to form a group prior to registration to ensure all group members secure a spot. It is also recommended to form a multidisciplinary team for the Junior and Senior design categories, although we understand most students do not have too many friends outside their stream. Students who come to compete without a group will be placed in a group with other group-less ccompetitors