2018 CSME National Design Competition – Poster Edition!

CSME would like to invite Canadian engineering undergraduate students to take part in the 2018 CSME National Design Competition.  This competition will showcase outstanding undergraduate student Capstone design projects from across Canada.  Students will have an opportunity to network with their counterparts from across the country, gain valuable presentation experience, and participate in, and attend a professional conference.

Students will submit an abstract before the competition, and their poster and a short video will be displayed at 2018 CSME International Congress.   Attendance of the conference is not required.

Important Dates

Submission of Abstract:                      April 1, 2018

Submission of Video and Poster:      April 30, 2018

Official Announcement:                     May 27-30, 2018


Prizes will be awarded for: Best Video ($500), Best Poster ($500) and Best Overall Design ($1000).

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CSME Welcomes the ABC Group as a sponsor of the 2017 National Design Competition

CSME would like to welcome the ABC Group as a headlining sponsor of the 2017 CSME National Design Competition.

ABC Group is a world leader in vertically integrated plastic processing, supporting a global organization with locations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. ABC Group’s core business as an Automotive Tier 1 supplier is in the Design, Development and Production of plastic automotive systems and components for OEM’s worldwide.

Join the Competition

CSME-NDC poster

The 2017 CSME National Design Competition challenges students from universities and technical colleges from across Canada to design and build a 3D printer. This competition is intended to provide mechanical and multi-disciplinary engineering undergraduate university and technical college students in Canada an opportunity to engineer, build and assemble their designs from basic components readily available in the market with a fixed budget.

Eight semi-final design projects will be selected and invited to the 2017 CANCAM conference to present their designs and have a chance to win one of the grand prizes.

The third edition of the CSME National Design Competition is open to all engineering undergraduate or technical college students in Canada. All students must be enrolled as undergraduate engineering degree or diploma programs in Canada at any time during the present academic year. All competitors agree to abide by the Engineering Code of Ethics.

Teams will submit a package consisting of: a technical report that highlights the technical and engineering aspects, a business report that highlights the financial and marketing aspects, a 3D printed prototype part and a promotional video clip.

Key Dates

Educational Institutions must register their team by November 30th, 2016

The design package must be submitted for committee review by May 1st, 2017

Semi-finalists will be announced on May 15th, 2017

Please send the completed registration document to design@lassonde.yorku.ca