MECA 2023 Prizes & Rules

MECA 2023 Prizes & Rules

  1. Purpose:
  • This competition will help students from Universities in Vietnam to have the opportunity to approach the modern Mitsubishi Electric automation devices imported and distributed by Mitsubishi Electric Vietnam Company Limited in Vietnam market.
  • Students from the Universities, by this competition, can apply the Project-Based Learning method to study a lot of knowledge both major knowledge and soft skills by implementing a project by themselves.
  • Create an opportunity for students from twelve universities can exchange knowledge related to Mitsubishi Electric Factory Automation devices.


  1. Structure of the competition:

The Competition will have two (02) rounds:

First Round: maximum 120 teams (10 teams/university)

Final Round:18 teams


  1. Organizing Committee:

First round:

Organizer: Each of twelve (12) below universities will hold the examination committee by itself.

From the North:

  • Hanoi University of Science & Technology (HUST)
  • University of Transport and Communications (UTC)
  • Hanoi University of Industry (HAUI)
  • Thai Nguyen University of Technology (TNUT)
  • Hung Yen University of Technology and Education (UTEHY)

From the Middle:

  • Danang University of Science & Technology (DUT)

From the South:

  • Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education (HCMUTE)
  • Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City (IUH)
  • Ton Duc Thang University (TDT)
  • Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HUTECH)
  • Can Tho University (CTU)
  • Tra Vinh University (TVU)


Final round:

  • Organizer: Hanoi University of Science & Technology (HUST)
  • Sole Coordinator and Sponsor of both two rounds: Mitsubishi Electric Vietnam Company Limited.
  • The Organizer and the Sponsor will appoint the Organizing Committee and the Council of Examiners to carry out professional work and details related to the Competition.


  1. Eligible applicant:

All of the students who are studying undergraduate at twelve (12) above universities can apply for this Competition.


  1. Condition for Registration:

Student will register with a Team of at least 02 students and maximum of 4 students.


  1. Form of the Competition:

In the first round, based on the idea of the registered teams, each university will select 10 teams of itself. Reling on the team’s achievement, and based on the criteria set by each university, the examination committee of each university will choose representatives to attend the final round.

Before the final round, each team has to design and implement a practical project. The project must be completed before the deadline that is announced by Organizing Committee

In the day of the final round, the teams have to show, demo as well as present their models for examiners

In the day of the final round, the practical project will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

For the top 18:

  • Criterion 1: The creativity of the project
  • Criterion 2: The applicability of the project
  • Criterion 3: The complexity of the model
  • Criterion 4: Technical Solution
  • Criterion 5: Environment Protection Solution
  • Criterion 6: Factory Automation Smart Solution
  • Criterion 7: The accuracy and stability of the model
  • Criterion 8: Outlook of product
  • Criterion 9: Presentation skill
  • Criterion 10: Understanding of specialized knowledge through debate


  1. Other requirements for the participating team:
  • Each team has to design and implement the practical project by themselves.
  • Each participating team will use equipment provided by the Organizing Committee.
  • The practical project should be creative and practical.
  • Total expense for building the practical model of each team (Except the value of Mitsubishi Electric Devices) should not exceed 50,000,000 VND.
  • Yêu cầu về kích thước và trọng lượng của mô hình:

Requirement of Dimension and Weight of the Model:

Maximum dimension: 4 m x 2 m x 4 m (WxHxD)

Maximum weight in Toal: 400 Kg


  1. Award:

The award includes one first prize, two second prizes, three third prize, and four extra prizes.

1st Prize Team will receive:

  • 01 MECA Cup;
  • 01 Certificate from Organizing Committee;
  • VND 15,000,000 in cash.

2nd Prize Team will receive:

  • 01 Certificate from Organizing Commitee;
  • VND 7,000,000 in cash.

3rd Prize Team will receive:

  • 01 Certificate from the Organizing Committee;
  • VND 5,000,000 in cash.

Extra Prize Team will receive:

  • 01 Certificate from the Organizing Committee;
  • VND 4,000,000 in cash.


  1. Competition time and location:
  • Competition time:

First round: Oct 2022 – Jan 2023

Final round: within July 2023

  • Competition location:

First round: each of six twelve universities

Final round: Hanoi University of Science & Technology

  • Specific time decided by the Organizing Committee’s plan will be announced by suitable method.


  1. Other provisions:
  • For situations not mentioned in this Rules, the participating teams must follow the decision from the Organizing Committee.


Students can research and learn more about Mitsubishi Electric's products before applying into the final project based on below resources:



Detailed and in-depth User Manual for all Mitsubishi Electric's products:


  • Questions related to the Competition Rules and related issues, students and teams can be sent to the Organizing Committee via:

Our email address:

Our Public Group "Automation & Smart Solution Forum - Mitsubishi Electric Vietnam" on Facebook:

Or Official Facebook Fan Page of Mitsubishi Electric’s Factory Automation Department:

And Website for information about the MECA contest:


Changes to the Competition rules and other support will also be announced by the Organizing Committee via the landing page of the MECA: as well as on other suitable media.

  • Students and participating teams must ensure to follow the instructions from the Organizing Committee and promptly notify arising issue.
  • After the completion of the Competition, the participating teams will return to the Organizing Committee the Products made including the equipment provided for the competition.
  • Travel expense and Meals during the competition period of time will not be offered by the Organizing Committee except for some cases.
  • Transportation, Meals, Accommodations expense during the final round of the competition will be offered partially to the teams of universities of the outside Hanoi City by the Organizing Committee.