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EWB Challenge

Create real-world sustainable development projects

  • 📅 Date: JavaScript Disabled

  • 👥 Open To: University Students

  • 💻 Format: Hybrid

  • 🌏 Region: Australia

  • 💵 Cost: Free

  • 💰 Prize: Nonmonetary

The EWB Challenge Series is delivered by Engineers Without Borders Australia in collaborations with our partner organisations across the world. Community-identified project briefs, supporting resources, and live stakeholder engagement opportunities present a clear pathway for students to develop future-fit professional skills and personal engineering vision. These flexible programs support the tertiary sector in the delivery of curriculum-integrated and career-relevant applications to theoretical study.

How it Works

Each year, an EWB Challenge design brief is developed based on a set of sustainable development projects identified by EWB Australia with a community-based partner organisation. In past years, EWB has partnered with organisations based in Vanuatu, Zambia, Cameroon, Nepal, Timor-Leste, Vietnam, India, Cambodia and rural Australia.

The EWB Challenge program is open to students enrolled in a primary year university course registered to participate through EWB Australia. Courses in either semester one or semester two, as well as multidisciplinary courses with students from outside of the engineering faculty are welcome to participate. The EWB Challenge Program is a flexible platform, which can be adapted to a variety of course structures with the support of the EWB Australia team.

Participation Requirements

To particpate in the EWB Challenge, you must be a student of a participating univeristy. The annual EWB Challenge registration fee is between $8,500 – 14,000 + GST AUD for universities, which supports the delivery of the program.