What can be obtained by participating?
It is the opportunity to leave the classrooms and test your wit. Each activity offers learning challenges and tests that are unique. Through these tests you will work on your personal abilities and discover your strengths and weaknesses, and at the same time you will apply and improve your technical knowledge.
Furthermore, it is necessary to highlight the direct contact with professionals from big companies and the experience of getting to know how these work, as well as the opportunity of directly proving your capacities.
Finally, we must add that all EBEC participants will receive a gift and will have all expenses covered, and the winners of the round will receive prizes and above all the privilege of going to the national round representing the UPC, with all travel, accommodation and food expenses paid.
The winning teams of the Engineering Challenge by Schaeffler will also receive sports cameras as prizes.
How long do the activities last?
It depends on the activity you want to participate in. Both EBEC activities (Case Study and Team Design) and
the Engineering Challenge have an approximate length of about 6-8h, the Workshops and Trainings last around 2-3h.
What is the Closing Ceremony?
During the Closing Ceremony we will announce the winners of the EBEC competition, as well as hand the prizes.
Also, the main representatives of the companies participating in WEC will be there in order to have a first-hand contact with the students interested in a job opportunity. Finally, you will get your participation diploma and you will enjoy for free our catering and refreshments.
Furthermore, attendance is compulsory in order to get the attendance certificate to the activities, unless there is a justification for that.
Do I have to belong to a team in order to participate?
No, you only have to fill out the form in this web-testing and send us your CV. Engineering competition Teams will be chosen by BEST in order to guarantee homogeneity and interdisciplinarity.
Will there be pauses or will all the hours be consecutive?
The breaks will be every two hours, during which coffee and other beverages will be provided as well as some snacks.
Is it necessary to be fluent in english?
Both Engineering competition tasks are fully in English, so it will be necessary to communicate fluently in this language.
Do I have to pay to participate?
No, the WEC is free for all the participants. We will provide you all the necessary materials and also the meals during the activities that will be held throughout the week.
Can I participate if I am a first year student?
Yes, the WEC is a week dedicated to all the UPC students, and therefore we also want you to be part of it.
Can I participate in the WEC, even if I am not a UPC student, if I have finished my studies or if I am from another university?
In order to participate in the Engineering Competition you need to be an active UPC student. The other activities are open to any student.
Can I apply for more than one activity and be selected for more than one?
Yes, actually you can apply for everything that you want and if the activities are not during the same hours you can be selected for more than one.
Is it compulsory to upload the curriculum in order to register?
Yes, every year we work towards making WEC possible for more students, but places are limited, and for this reason the participants of the Engineering Competition and the other activities will be selected based on their curriculum.
If you do not have a curriculum, in the registration form you will find several links with information and templates so that you can create your curriculum.
Will I get ECTS credits for participating?
If you participate in the WEC you will receive a certified diploma and you will get ECTS credits, proportional to the number of activities that you participated in. The hours can be accumulated in different editions and different activities, so 30 accumulated hours will be one ECTS credit.
If I have to skip class or a laboratory practice, can I obtain a proof of participation?
Yes, for every class that you have missed due to your participation in WEC, BEST will provide for a proof of participation so that you will not have any problem.