Submission Requirements

Student design teams may wish to address a single project brief, or provide an integrated design solution for two or more areas. Alternative projects may also be considered where appropriate. The EWB Challenge is an open-ended learning experience, and thus the breadth and depth of design is left to individual universities and design teams to scope within the context of the submission requirements below. 

Each university may nominate up to four team submissions for external review by industry. Each submission should include a design report or folio written in English explaining the proposed design. Alternative forms of submissions to supplement a report, including videos, photos, or drawings, are accepted.

As a minimum, each team design submission should:

  • Contain a coversheet project summary downloadable from the EWB Challenge website, addressing key information relevant to the community partner
  • Reflect on students’ learning / experience gained
  • Cover all relevent concepts required for a complete design proposal including:
    • Identify alternative options considered during the design process and a justification for the selected technology, approach and/or process, with a particular focus on its appropriateness to the local community and culture.
    • Provide details of the conceptual design, analysis and final design. Design calculations or 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 with appropriate referencing

Note, 'Design Considerations' are provided with each Design Brief to support the development of design proposals that will be most interesting and value to EWB and our community partner organisations.


External Industry Review:

Student reports submitted to EWB Australia are reviewed and assessed by an external team of volunteers from engineering and aligned-sectors using marking guidance provided by EWB. This feedback is a valuable mechanism for EWB and determines which team from each university is invited to present their work at the annual EWB Challenge Showcase event.