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WHAT IS EBEC?

EBEC (European BEST Engineering Competition) is an European-wide engineering competition organised by 88 universities in Europe.

Teams that are composed of 4 students from technology fields, regardless of status of their degree, are challenged to solve the tasks that are provided by organizers or companies. EBEC project begins functioning every year by the first Local EBEC Round; afterwards moving onwards with National/Regional EBEC Rounds and the winners of the National/Regional rounds compete in EBEC Final. EBEC Ankara is being organised by Local BEST Group Ankara since 2008 and 11th edition will be organised this year. The competition consists of Team Design and Case Study.

TEAM DESIGN

Team Design (TD) is a practical challenge that requires design, creation and presentation of a prototype model that can successfully meet specific construction and operation criteria, all done in a limited amount of time and through the use of limited resource materials.

CASE STUDY

Case Study (CS) is a theoretical problem-solving challenge. Its solution requires the analysis, creation and presentation of a technological solution for a current engineering, economic and social problem, all within a limited amount of time and resources.

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FAQ

  • How many members should my team have?

Each team consists of 4 members. Also, you should determine a team captain who will contact us in case of need. 

  • Must team members be from one department/field/year?

No, they don’t have to. The competition aims to develop students of all faculties without restrictions; teams can have any composition of students from one university.

  • Can anyone outside my university be a member of my team?

No. The competition is organized only at 6 technical universities in Turkey and only among their students it is possible to gather a team. Active participation in a given university is also necessary to participate in the competition. This information is verified when registering participants

  • Are we able to change the team captain?

Yes, in the event of a change of captain, you must immediately report to the organizer all the details of the new captain that were required for this position in the application form.

  • When will we know the challenge that we have to solve?

At the beginning of the competition, you are going to receive a booklet on common communication channels in which the tasks of the challenge is announced, and all of the potential doubts will be clarified.

  • Can I leave the field of view of the camera during the challenge?

Dislocations are only allowed inside your house for up to 20 minutes. If you have to leave the place, you need to inform someone from the organization, and a proper justification and. Other situations will be taken into consideration by the organization.

  • Can we have access to external information?

Participants will be allowed to use the internet and should have at least one computer per person.

  • What are the restrictions to the participants during the challenge?

In case any of the members of the team doesn’t follow the rules of the regulation, the team is disqualified and loses its deposit as well as access to the 1.5 CTS.

If the team is unable to present a solution to the challenge, the penalty is decided by the judges.

For more information about possible penalties that may occur, we advise the reading of the event regulations, in the article that corresponds to irregularities.

  • Are there any prizes?

Yes! Besides that, the teams that stay in the first place (Team Design and Case Study) will have access to the national phase, which will be organized online by Yıldız Technical University, Istanbul.

  • Why do the presentations and the reports need to be made in English?

Since the competition is inserted in the international project “EBEC – European Best Engineering Competition”, there are some rules that need to be met in all of the local rounds. Besides that, BEST promotes the development of students and that includes their proficiency in the English language, which is of great importance.

  • Where will be EBEC Final this year?

Madrid, Spain will be waiting for the winners!

  • How will be the online concept?

This year the competition will be online. We will be using Discord and Zoom for this.

For the Team Design competition, participants will be asked to design their prototypes on software like AutoCAD, Unity etc. Competitors are free to choose their software program but should submit the final product in PDF form.

For the Case Study competition, participants will work on the sheet they will be given as usual. No extra requirements in terms of this category.

Competitors will have 6 hours to work then will present it to the jury on Zoom.

  • What if I have any more doubts?

If you have any doubts, you can contact us through the e-mail ebecankara2021@gmail.com. 

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