Student Design Competition

Encouraging the Next Generation of Engineers to Innovate

The Subsea Tieback Forum & Exhibition Student Design Competition challenges the next generation of engineers to push their innovation and creativity as they compete for the best design while gaining practice and practical experience in presenting their ideas/solutions.

Engineering students from different universities are encouraged to apply. Students will work in teams of 3 to 5, to provide solution concepts to real-world subsea industry issues and deliver a short presentation to a panel of industry experts.

Eligibility & Competition Details:

  • Eligibility:

    • Student must be enrolled in any accredited university with a 2–4-year engineering program.

    • Open to all graduate and undergraduate engineering students across any discipline. Student must be an active participant and able to attend the entire program agenda. 

  • Competition Details:
    • Up to 30 students will be accepted and placed into teams of 3-5
    • Teams will work on the same design problem and propose a solution
    • Worktime will be approximately 7 to 8 hours
    • Selected subject-matter experts meet with teams as advisors during the design development
    • Each team prepares a presentation on their design solution
    • Solutions will be presented to a panel of 3 to 6 judges
    • Winning team(s) present at Subsea Tieback forum on Wednesday

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Interested in competing?

See what one of last year's winners had to say about their experience.

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Why Apply?

Free conference registration to Subsea Tieback Forum 

Network with Experienced
Industry Professionals

Learn about leading industry challenges and new technologies

Make key industry contacts 

Travel stipend 

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