MSE Case Competition

Registrations are now closed.

Are you looking for a chance to expand your engineering skills beyond the classroom?

Would you like to develop your skills in interdisciplinary teamwork?

Do you enjoy open ended problem solving?

The MSE Case Competition may be for you!

The MSE Case Competition is an opportunity for you to be a part of a team and contribute ideas to a real life scenario.

It is a great opportunity for you to apply what you have learned in the classroom, to sharpen your professional skills and develop your industry experience!

Who can apply

The MSE Case Competition will be open to multidisciplinary teams that must contain either 4 or 5 students who are enrolled in either the Masters of Engineering, Master of Information Systems, Master of Information Technology or Masters of Energy Systems.

Each team must be multidisciplinary — that is, it must contain students from at least two disciplines of engineering or computer information systems (such as structural, geomatics, electrical, chemical, mechanical etc.).

How does it work?

Once your team has registered (see above) you will be invited to attend the first workshop (see key dates below) where you will confirm your team and be presented with some invaluable information to prepare you for the case competition.

It is expected that all students wanting to participate in the competition make themselves available for the dates listed below. It is compulsory that you attend all workshops.

Teams will submit a two page document in Stage 1 of the competition that addresses the Case Competition problem.

Final teams will progress to Stage 2 of the competition and are required to attend a compulsory preparation workshop. These teams will present their final presentation to a panel of industry judges.

One team will be awarded a prize and certified the winners of the Melbourne School of Engineering Case Competition for 2017!

Key dates

Date Activity
Monday 27 March 2017


Team registrations due

Monday 27 March 2017

STAGE 1 Case Competition Outline/Initial Briefing

Presented by Nick Bamford, Associate Director — Mechanical, AECOM

Nick Bamford from AECOM will present your team with the case competition problem, and invaluable hints and tips to succeed through the first stage of the competition.

Each team will be asked to create a two page response to the Case Competition question, which is due on Tuesday 11 April 2017.

Tuesday 11 April 2017

STAGE 1 Tender bid document due

Teams will submit their two page submission.

Friday 21 April 2017

Final successful teams will progress to Stage 2 of the competition and invited along to the next workshop.

Wednesday 26 April 2017

STAGE 2 Presentation Skills Workshop

Teams will be presented an overview of the final stage of the competition and participate in a Presentation Skills Workshop to prepare them for their final oral presentation submission.

A representative from industry will be present to provide teams with industry knowledge and insights.

Tuesday 9 May 2017

Final Presentation

Final teams will present to a panel of industry judges.

The winning team will be announced on the night and awarded prizes!

More information

Questions in regards to this activity can be sent to