The Leonardo da Vinci Competition was a Canadian national competition that asked questions of an engineering nature and requiring skill in mathematics physics and chemistry.
Students with an interest in engineering are expected to participate in the competition and students who are interested in science and mathematics who have not considered a career in engineering may also take part .
The duration of the examination was 2 hours in length and consisted of 15 multiple-choice questions. It was be written at participating schools. The exam questions are prepared and reviewed by a committee of University of Toronto engineering professors.
The examination questions measured the ability of participants to solve engineering oriented problems. The questions draw on the content and concepts from senior high school science and mathematics courses. However some questions required concepts beyond those subjects. The examination was designed to be suitable for students in both semestered and non-semestered schools.