Engineering Competition


Rohde & Schwarz Engineering Competition

Work on a real business challenge, put your knowledge into practice and win up to USD 10,000!


Get ready for the next challenge in spring 2024!


Join our virtual qualifiers where ever you are and get ready for the finals on site @ Munich!


Pre-Registration already open Click here and be the first!

Get ready for the next challenge!

400 participants, 100 teams and 1 goal: Push signal processing beyond the limits!

With an impressive performance by our finalist the 19th Engineering Competition ended on June 16th live in Munich and the winners now can celebrate their ability #makeideasreal as well as their prize money of up to USD 10,000. Congratulations to our teams from TU Hamburg, University Hamburg and Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen Nürnberg!

Our next Engineering Competition will take place in spring 2024 and you can be part of it! Pre-register now and get ready for our 20th anniversary!

Why to participate

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Winning team
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About the Engineering Competition

For more than 19 years Rohde & Schwarz is hosting its international student competition with over 2,300 participants from all over the world.

Our Engineering Competition is …

  • An exciting experience!
    Get the opportunity to work on a real technical R&S day-to-day challenge!
  • An international community!
    Meet students from all over the world!
  • A place for networking!
    Take the chance to network with R&S employees!

What former participants say

Lukas Wörle

Lukas Wörle (participated in 2007, now Software Developer at Rohde & Schwarz)

"We divided the tasks among us so that everyone could contribute their best to the success of the team. Nevertheless, we discussed our approach to solutions, and you get inspired by your teammates' ideas. This has helped me a lot."

Florian Schlembach

Florian Schlembach (participated in 2013)

"One challenge is certainly, to work on demanding tasks under time pressure and create an attractive presentation. But it was a lot of fun for me to do it together with other students in a team."

Sven Wittig

Sven Wittig (participated in 2015)

"It is crucial to be able to assess one's own strengths and those of one's team memmbers properly and to focus under time pressure on the tasks one does best. And one must be able to quickly understand new subjects and apply them in practice. What did I like most? During the final round in Munich, there was still time to explore the city and get to know Rohde & schwarz better."


What fields of study are acceptable for participation in the competition?

The tasks are aimed at students majoring in electrical engineering or information technology – ideally with first experiences in signal analysis or similar, but don’t hesitate to register even if you are just teaching yourself the necessary basics!

How many semesters must students have completed to participate?

We recommend that students have completed at least second year. But, students who have completed fewer semesters may participate. Get participants who have completed higher semesters to be part of your team!

Which academic degrees can participants hold?

It doesn't matter whether the participants are working towards a bachelor's, master's or diploma.

Which groups are excluded from participating?

Students that have finished or left their studies, graduates and PhD candidates are not allowed to participate. Please note: This is a competition for students of electrical and software engineering.

What knowledge do the participants need?

Many solutions lead to the goal! However, knowledge in C++ and first experiences in signal analysis methods are required to process the signal and find the hidden components. Furthermore, we recommend to build an interdisciplinary team of students of electrical engineering and computer science.

Can I take part without a team?

We ask you to register as a team. Teams may consist of three to five persons.

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Partner of the Engineering Competition

VDE EC Partner

VDE Young Net is the network for students and young professionals interested in electrical engineering and all related fields. On local excursions as well as congresses, executive talks or competitions as the Engineering Competition, the next generation of specialists and managers in the industry develops far more than a professional network and expertise. The VDE Young Net is part of the VDE, one of Europe's largest technology organizations with 2,000 employees and 100,000 experts shaping a future worth living.


Magdalena Pöllmann

Magdalena Pöllmann

University Marketing

Location: Munich, Germany
Languages: German, English