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The Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Challenge is an design programme for first and second year university undergraduates.

It seeks to improve the ability of engineering students to address global challenges by providing them with real-life engineering design projects identified by EWBs community partners. Their designs contribute towards the sustainable development of disadvantaged communities in developing countries and give them the opportunity to develop teamwork, communication, and design skills. The EWB Challenge is designed to provide students with the chance to develop skills that they will use throughout their future careers. Working in teams to solve complex problems, students learn effective teamwork, communication, and leadership skills, as well as the ability to design sustainable solutions with limited resources and information. An international context for their d esign problem increases students capacity to work effectively across cultural, economic, and geographical boundaries, a skill highly valued in increasingly international industry placements. The EWB Challenge has clear links to the Engineering Council's learning outcomes for accredited degree programmes, helping your institution deliver some or all of the General and Specific Learning Outcomes. There are also aspects of the Challenge which prepare students for eventual engineering chartership. More information on this can be found at: www.ewb-uk.org/ewbchallenge The EWB Challenge was started by EWB Australia in 2007, and has since expanded to reach 8,000 engineering students per year at over 30 Australasian higher education institutions. The 2011-2012 academic year was the first year the EWB Challenge was run in the UK, reaching over 2,000 engineering students at 12 universities. This year, the Challenge will reach approximately 2,500 students at universities in the UK and Ireland. If you are interested in joining the growing group of higher education institutions signing up for the EWB Challenge, please get in touch.
The EWB Challenge UK is generously supported by the AngloAmerican Group Foundation. Emily Mattiussi EWB Challenge Manager Engineers Without Borders UK Email: Tel: Mobile: Fax: Skype: emily.mattiussi@ewb-uk.org +44 (0)1223 305 888 +44 (0)784 735 4249 +44 (0)870 123 1905 emily.mattiussi www.ewb-uk.org

Engineers Without Borders UK (EWB-UK) raises awareness, provides learning opportunities and offers direct support in the technology related issues of international development. We work mainly with the next generation of engineers in the UK and partner organisations operating in the development sector aiming to facilitate human development through engineering.

Engineers Without Borders UK is registered in England & is limited by guarantee. Registered Company No: 4856607. Registered Charity No: 1101849

FAQs
Who is signed up? We currently have 13 universities signed up for the Challenge, reaching approximately 2,500 students across the UK and Ireland. They are: Imperial College London University of Liverpool Glasgow University University College Dublin Sheffield University Birmingham University London South Bank University Portsmouth University Sheffield Hallam University Bradford University Durham University Coventry University Brighton University

What is expected of me? The EWB Challenge is designed to fit over existing modules. We will work with you to figure out what is the best way the Challenge can help you achieve your module aims. We will be setting a fee for participating in the 2013-2014 Challenge, which will fall within the range of 500-1500. How has the Challenge been run in the past? The Challenge has taken on many forms in the different universities which have ran it. It is usually incorporated into a first year design module, run over one or both terms. Some academics have adapated it to work in Professional Studies modules and used it to teach communication skills and engineering ethics. Sheffield University chooses to run the Challenge over the course of one week for all first year engineers at the beginning of Term 2. The Challenge is extremely adaptable! What is the 2013-2014 Challenge? The 2013-2014 Challenge will be run with Plan International in Timor-Leste. challenges in 6 different areas: Infrastructure & Construction Water Supply & Sanitation Systems Energy Waste Management Transportation Information Communications Technology Climate Change It will provide design

Engineers Without Borders UK (EWB-UK) raises awareness, provides learning opportunities and offers direct support in the technology related issues of international development. We work mainly with the next generation of engineers in the UK and partner organisations operating in the development sector aiming to facilitate human development through engineering.

Engineers Without Borders UK is registered in England & is limited by guarantee. Registered Company No: 4856607. Registered Charity No: 1101849