Week of Engineering Competition 2019
The Week of Engineering Competition (WEC) is a week addressed to students of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. During this event, many activities and competitions take place. In these activities, participants must develop their technical knowledge and personal abilities in order to solve the proposed problems. Furthermore, the WEC is a meeting point between companies and students. Over this week, the companies can watch the participants during the activities and evaluate their skills, while the students have the opportunity to get closer to a potential workplace and have a first contact with companies of their field of interest.
In this year’s edition the students have had the chance to participate in the Barcelona Engineering Competition in the modalities of Case Study and Team Design, and in many workshops organised by companies and associations. In the Case Study, the participants encountered a radioactive leak in a nuclear plant and had to present their proposals to deal with it, while in the Team Design, the participants had to face the challenge of creating a musical instrument using objects of all kinds.
On the other hand, for the workshops we have had the collaboration of InnoEnergy, the Associació d’Estudiants de Ciències de la Salut (AECS), Everis, Danone and the European Institute of Industrial Leadership (EIIL). Some students also had the chance to participate in the Engineering Challenge that was organised by Schaeffler. In the Engineering Challenge, the students got to test and broaden their knowledge as they learnt how it is to work in a leading company such as Schaeffler.