Teams must consist of 2–4 students. Teams consisting of fewer than two students or more than four students require disqualification.
Competitions take place during a two-week competition window in February and March each year. The exact dates are announced when registration opens in November. The essay component is submitted prior to competition day.
Competition overviews are released which highlight the general engineering topics that will be presented the day of the competition. The overviews can be used to your team's advantage when preparing. For example: