ESSCO uses a variety of acronyms and terms to convey information in a shorthand fashion. The following is a compiled list of commonly used acronyms by the members of the association, as well as external associations.

ACES Atlantic Council of Engineering Students
AEC Atlantic Engineering Competition
AGM Annual General Meeting
BEST Board of Engineering Students of Technology (ESSCO equivalent for Europe, minus Germany)
CCPE Canadian Council of Professional Engineers (now operating as Engineers Canada)
CE Complimentary Electives (term used for CFES summer programs)
CEAB Canadian Engineering Accrediation Board
CEC Canadian Engineering Competition
CFES Canadian Federation of Engineering Students
CLC Chapter Leaders’ Conference (PEO initiative)
CODE Council of Ontario Deans of Engineering
CUTC Canadian Undergraduate Technology Conference
E4TW Engineers For The World (“friendlier” version of the old “ERTW” saying)
ERTW Engineers Rule the World
ESSCO Engineering Student Societies’ Council of Ontario
ESTW Engineers Serve The World (even friendlier version of “ERTW”)
EWB Engineers Without Borders
FRC Financial Review Committee
FYIC First Year Integration Conference
GERM Great Engineering Resource Manual
GLP Government Liason Program (PEO initiative)
LIAC Lobbying Issues and Action Committee
NAESC National Association of Engineering Student Councils (USA)
NCDEAS National Council of Deans of Engineering and Applied Science
NCWIE National Conference for Women in Engineering
NEM National Engineering Month
NEW National Engineering Week
NEWOSC National Engineering Week – Ontario Steering Committee
OEC Ontario Engineering Competition
OEC-AB Ontario Engineering Competition – Advisory Board
OESP Ontario Engineering Society President’s Summit (old name for ESSCO PM)
OSPE Ontario Society of Professional Engineers
PEO Professional Engineers Ontario
PEO-SC Professional Engineers Ontario Student Conference
PM President’s Meeting
PMRC Policy Manual Review Committee
QCESO Quebec Confederation for Engineering Student Outreach (French acronym is “CREIQ”)
ROC Regional Outreach Committees (defunct ESSCO initiative)
RRG Regional Resource Groups (defunct ESSCO initiative)
SENZ Student Engineers of New Zealand
SMP Student Membership Program
VPFA Vice President Finance and Administration
VPSD Vice President Services and Development (currently split to VPS and VPD)
WEC Western Engineering Competition
WESST Western Engineering Student Societies’ Team
WIE Women In Engineering
WISE Women in Science and Engineering