SCSE Computing Challenge 2022

22 Nov 2021 - 08 Jan 2022 Prospective Students

The 4th SCSE Computing Challenge 2022 will present the participants with an Artificial Intelligence and Robotics-motivated problem using an MBot and a Raspberry Pi fitted with a camera module. Over the period of 4 weeks, participants will be tasked to develop a suite of algorithms and program the robot so that it can adapt to changing scenarios and instructions in a real-life environment. They are encouraged to develop a core program that is dynamic and can be built upon to realise more diverse capabilities across different circumstances. 

The competition will consist of two rounds: shortlisting challenges (on 7 January 2022) and a final challenge (on 8 January 2022) During the shortlisting process teams will be selected to participate in the final challenge based on their approach and actuation of their program. We will judge the robot and its ability to fulfil the requirements of the shortlisting challenges through an objective grading rubric. The teams selected to the final challenge will have to showcase their tinkering phase along with a demonstration and presentation.



The 4th SCSE Computing Challenge 2022 is open to students from all Junior Colleges (JC) in Singapore. Here is the breakdown of rules for the teams representing their respective JCs: 

  • Each Junior College (JC) can only register up to 2 teams in the challenge.
  • There should be a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 students per team.
  • All participants must be fully vaccinated and submit vaccination details in the registration form

 * All the arrangements will be based on the prevailing Covid -19 measures in place by MOH and NTU. All participants will be required to follow the NTU safety management measures when they are on NTU campus. Any failure to comply may result in disqualification and referral to NTU authorities for disciplinary action.


●      Each team will comprise of 3 to 5 members, and on registration, they need to provide the names of all team members and a team name. Teams are not allowed to change their team members and their team’s name after the registration form has been submitted. 

●      Teams are encouraged not to seek help from friends and teachers, in order to maximise your own learning. Teams from the same JC are not encouraged to discuss with other teams.

●     All teams in order to qualify for the finals must retain all their team members that registered from the start. Each team has to send at least 3 representatives to attend the workshop on 10th December 2021.

  • Should the organisers choose to conduct workshops/shortlisting over Zoom, students attending will be required to turn on their videos and be dressed in School T-Shirts for easier identification. 
  • Introductory resources for the MBot and Raspberry Pi will be provided for participants. These videos are optional to view, but highly recommended, throughout the challenge. 
  • All teams and participants selected must be present on the final challenge day.
  • If a physical event is held, SCSE will not be held responsible for the loss or damage to personal belongings. Students are required to look out for each of their team members and their personal belongings to ensure their safety. Any incidents of concern are to be reported immediately.
  • If a team or team member decides to withdraw from the competition, the team should inform the organisers immediately. 
^In line with the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the school reserves the right to make changes to the event format and the details of the event. The teams will be notified of any such alteration to keep them mentally prepared.



Please proceed to register your teams for the event on this FORM

Registration closes on 29 November 2021


Updates and PDPA

  • All updates regarding the event will be sent via emails only in line with PDPA. Please ensure that you provide a valid email ID for communications for every team member.
  • There will be picture/video taking for publicity purposes during the conduct of workshops and events. Participants in the challenge automatically agrees to this.
  • Any materials and information used or shared here are solely for event purpose. Any reproduction and reuse of materials is not allowed unless otherwise permitted.


Date and TimeProgramme DescriptionVenue
10 December 2021
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Launch of the event, training workshop, and collection of equipment by the teams to participate in the challenge. Online/Physical (may be hybrid)
The Arc - Learning Hub North
LHN-TR+08, Level B2 – 08

29 December 2021

10 am to 3 pm

Compulsory Second Progress Check to ensure all teams are equipped for the final challenge

For this Progress Check, please book a meeting timing here
Zoom online platform
8 January 2022
8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
The Final Challenge for shortlisted teams, consisting of both a demonstration and a presentation after a tinkering phase. The Arc - Learning Hub North
LHN-TR+08, Level B2 – 08
(planned to be Physical)