Biological Engineering

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Design. Create. Solve.

Guelph Engineering students experience Engineering Design from the moment they walk in the door.  At Guelph, you will take part in our integrated approach to engineering design starting immediately in your first semester. Your design experience continues to build in each year of your program and many 3rd and 4th year courses have a large design component built directly into the curriculum. 

Capstone Design Project

In your final year, you will work with students from multiple engineering disciplines to complete a final design project that focuses on your area of interest.  This capstone course allows students to complete a project from beginning to end, in their chosen field and under the guidance of a faculty advisor.  The comprehensive design course prepares our students to envision and develop new and effective solutions to issues in our world.

Examples of Biological Engineering capstone design projects are:

  • Single-handed braking lever for disabled cyclists (1st place in the 2007 Canadian competition and 2nd place in the 2008 International competition sponsored by James Dyson Foundation)
  • An integrated control and monitoring system for wind machines used for frost and deep freeze protection in Niagara vineyards
  • Non-invasive device to measure equine pulse wave velocity
  • Moisture detection in pharmaceutical granulations
  • Assistive device for transferring a child from wheelchair to automobile restraint
  • Steam treatment for food waste
  • Gerry Chair – Adult rehabilitation walker
  • Portable system for gait analysis
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