About the program

The EWB Challenge

The EWB Challenge is a design program for primary year university students coordinated by the international EWB Challenge team and delivered in partnership with universities around the world. It provides students with the opportunity to learn about design, teamwork and communication through real, inspiring, sustainable cross-cultural development projects. By participating in the EWB Challenge students are presented with a fantastic opportunity to design creative solutions to real world problems.

Each year, the EWB Challenge design brief is based on a set of sustainable development projects identified by EWB with its community-based partner organisations. In previous years, the EWB Challenge has included developing innovative sustainable project ideas and solutions to support communities in India, Nepal, Cambodia, rural Australia, Vietnam, Timor Leste and more.

The EWB Challenge is open to students undertaking a university course registered with the EWB Challenge. The course may run in Semester One or Semester Two. Students studying in the disciplines of engineering, architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture, science, business social science are all encouraged to participate.

Engineers Without Borders

Engineers Without Borders is a global movement made up of many independent EWB organisations around the globe. The movement’s key objective is to remove barriers to engineering to alleviate poverty in developing countries across the world. Each organisation is independent but collaboration is key to the impact of the EWB movement and that is why EWB Australia and EWB-UK have partnered to deliver the EWB Challenge. You can find out more about the work of EWB Australia  and EWB-UK  by visiting their respective independent websites.