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University of Ottawa, Faculty of Engineering - 2016

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Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

Every department has their own design project course.

Chemical Engineering
Plant Design Project
A study of the engineering aspects involved in the development of an industrial plant. Capital and manufacturing cost estimates. Safety in design. Feasibility survey. Equipment design and specification. Plant layout and location. Students will work in small groups to produce a process design and economic evaluation of a complete industrial plant.

Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering Design Project
A civil engineering design project under the direction of faculty advisors for the final year of the program. The project is to be based on the knowledge and skills of design standards, legislation, economics, health and safety, environmental and other pertinent factors. A particular emphasis is placed on experience of teamwork and a creative, iterative and open-ended process.

Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering
Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) The design and manufacturing process. Structure of computer aided drafting software. Analysis and optimization software. Software integration. Parametric design. Computer-aided manufacturing. Major group design prject with integrates concepts from all major areas of mechanical engineering.

Computer Engineering
Computer Engineering Design Project I
Applying previously acquired theoretical and experimental knowledge and skills from mathematics, basic sciences, engineering sciences and complementary studies, a team of students will design a significant computer engineering system to meet specific needs. The project will be subject to constraints, governed by standards or legislation, which may relate to economic, health, safety, environmental, social or other pertinent factors. The work carried out during the first term will represent the first iteration of the project including project management, analysis, design, implementation, testing and quality assurance. Deliverables include written documentation and presentations in class. Work is guided by a professor, but is performed for an external entity designated the 'customer', who must be satisfied with the team's work.

Computer Engineering Design Project II
Completion of work started in Computer Engineering Design Project I. Work includes project management, analysis, design, implementation, test and quality assurance, and a final report. Deliverables include written documentation, presentation in class, and a demo.

Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering Design Project : Part I
Lectures and tutorials on product design and development me thodology, and the role of the professional engineer in this regard. S election of a project that will build design, teamwork and en trepreneurial skills. Formation of teams. Documentation and presentation of first iteration of design project.

Electrical Engineering Design Project: Part II
Lectures and tutorials on product design and development methodology, and the role of the professional engineer in this regard. Completion of work started in Part I. Deliverables include written documentation and presentations in class.

Software Engineering
Software Engineering Capstone Project - Part 1
Formation of teams and development of the first iterations of a significant software system. Work includes project management, analysis, quality assurance, design, and implementation. Deliverables include written documentation and presentations in class. Work is guided by a professor, but is performed for an external entity designated the 'customer', who must be satisfied with the group's work. Students are expected to address any risks or societal concerns raised by their project (legal liability, financial costs, community impact) in keeping with the obligations and responsibilities expected of a professional engineer.
Note: The project started in SEG 4910 (part I) must be completed in SEG 4911 (part II); if a student has to start a new project, SEG4910 must be repeated.

Software Engineering Capstone Project - Part 2
Completion of work started in SEG 4910 (Part I). Work includes project management, analysis, quality assurance, design, implementation and a final report. Deliverables include written documentation and presentations in class.