Each participating university is responsible for nominating up to five teams for the first round of the Engineering for People Design Challenge Grand Finals review process. Through this process Engineers Without Borders UK will identify the teams that will attend the Engineering for People Design Challenge Grand Finals. 

Teams are eligible to enter into the Engineering for People Design Challenge Grand Finals on the provision they:

  • Are enrolled in a first or second-year higher education course in the UK or Ireland. This is with exception to Scottish and Irish universities where it is also acceptable for third year student teams to enter the Finals
  • Have participated in the Engineering for People Design Challenge for this year
  • Have been proposed by their university’s principal contact as one of a maximum of five teams from their university
  • Correctly complete the submission process by the submission deadline
  • Agreement to the terms and conditions of entering the competition

All submissions will be reviewed, scored and finally judged against a common set of marking criteria. These criteria include demonstration of the inclusion of environmental, social and economic considerations and assumptions throughout  the design process, reflection on how effective this inclusion is, demonstration of a methodical assessment process and guidance on implementation of the idea including reference to risks and barriers.

Marking criteria