Engineering Competition

Rohde & Schwarz Engineering Competition

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

Your next challenge is yet to come - are you in?

Only a few weeks left and your adventure begins: Our international student competition returns to Munich in spring 2023 and you can be part of it! Take part in the virtual qualifiers, which will take place from May 2nd to May 22nd, and prove as a team that you are up to a real Day-To-Day Challenge from our departments. Make your ideas real, compete against the other teams and get the invitation to the finals in Munich from June 13th to June 15th, 2023.

Pre-register now to ensure that you don't miss any important information and look forward to the official challenge release on March 31st here on this page!


  • When? May 2nd - May 22nd, 2023
  • Where? Completely virtual
  • What? Compete online against international teams and win a trip to the finals in Munich!


  • When? June 13th - June 15th, 2023
  • Where? On site @ R&S Headquarters Munich, Germany
  • What? Join your trip to Munich, win the final challenge and win up to USD 10.000!

Why to participate

About the Engineering Competition

About the Engineering Competition

For more than 18 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 with image recognition, 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 Python and first experiences with image recognition methods are required to automatically analyze the provided microwave images. Furthermore, we recommend to build an interdisciplinary team.

Can I take part without a team?

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


Maximilian Henninger

Maximilian Henninger

University Marketing

Location: Munich, Germany
Languages: German, English