Now open for registrations, the Engineers Australia GradHack has been designed specifically for graduate engineers to put their skills to the test to solve real engineering problems and showcase their skills to the wider profession.
Cash prizes have been announced and the winning team will be awarded with a $5000 cash voucher split between team members, and the runners up will be awarded with a $2000 cash voucher split between team members.
Young Engineers Australia National Committee Chair Nicole Brown says "GradHack gives graduates the chance to challenge themselves in a high-pressure situation, working efficiently with a team to develop an innovative and detailed solution to a real-world problem.
“It is high intensity, challenging and most importantly, lots of fun."
The ‘hackathon’ will see teams of two to five engineering graduates come together for the GradHack challenge weekend taking place 21–23 October. Attendees will be asked to challenge their theoretical and technical skills to ‘hack’ one of three engineering problems in just 48 hours.
Three problems will be released to participating teams on Friday 21 October. Teams will then have the weekend to produce and submit a video submission of their engineered solutions for judging by industry greats.
The top 10 finalists will also be celebrated at live networking events held around Australia on Thursday 17 November.
Not sure if this is for you? Get insights about how the weekend will run and the challenges, meet the mentors and judges and ask any questions you may have by attending our briefing webinar on Thursday 6 October.