2012 EWB Challenge Submission Requirements

Each university may nominate up to four team submissions for external review. The 2012 EWB Challenge Submissions process closes on 20 July 2012 (Semester One courses) and 5 November 2012 (Semester Two courses).

Each participating team submission should include a design report, or folio written in English explaining their proposed design. As a minimum, each team design submission should:

·         Contain a coversheet downloadable here

·         Summarise the design addressing each of the selection criteria for the written submission.

·         Reflection on students’ learning / experience gained

·         Identify the alternative options considered during the design process and a justification for the selected technology, approach and/or process.

·         Provide details of the conceptual design, analysis and final design. Design calculations or an explanation may be included, appropriate to the level of team experience.

·         Identify schedules and detailed design, construction and maintenance costs associated with completion and construction of the design.

·         Identify how the selected design is appropriate to the social, environmental, economic and cultural context of the community.

·         Discuss ethics, long term sustainability and maintenance of the engineering work that would be completed as a consequence of the design.

·         Provide basic advice on the construction and operation of the design.

·         Outline the details of any external support provided to the design team and identify any content that is not attributable to the design team.


Other key considerations aiding in students proposals would include the following criteria:

·         Alignment with the cultural responsibilities

·         Setting an example of sustainable land management.

·         Creation of opportunities for locals so they can improve their livelihood in the region.

·         Create centres of environmental education and training in rural and coastal contexts.

·         Proposed solutions must consider the capacity of the community to maintain the equipment and build on their existing community strengths.

·         To take the necessary steps to protect, preserve the existing natural environment, and encourage traditional practices.


Please refer to the EWB Challenge review criteria for further details of what the reviewers will be looking for. 

·        2012 EWB Challenge review criteria


You can find examples of previous years reports at:

·         2011 EWB Challenge reports

·         2010 EWB Challenge reports

·         2009 EWB Challenge reports

·         2008 EWB Challenge reports