Engineering and Design III

Engineering and Design III (3100)

Engineering and Design III combines the knowledge gained in the advanced engineering and basic science courses with the design skills taught in ENGG*1100 and ENGG*2100 in solving open-ended problems. These problems are related to the student's major. Additional design tools are presented, including model simulation, sensitivity analysis, linear programming, knowledge based systems and computer programming. Complementing these tools are discussions on writing and public speaking techniques, codes, safety issues, environmental assessment and professional management. These topics are taught with the consideration of available resources and cost.

This course builds on the design skills taught previously and focuses on a project-based model of learning. The lab time is designed to use a studio-style pedagogical approach to design. Each student is to apply the knowledge that they learned in their discipline-specific courses in the design environment.

Design III Project

Design Project Presentation

Students present their creative solutions to common problems in everyday life. Last year’s presenters included: a modified fish ladder design, a sterile hand drying station, removal of microplastic from wastewater sludge, and a solution aimed at improving current concussion diagnostic protocols.

The Design Project Presentation consists of:

  • Selecting a common problem
  • Designing a solution
  • Presenting the project to professors and peers
  • Submitting a final report
  • Apply skills and knowledge
  • Defining problems
  • Build on experience of design cycle
  • Develop and assess design solutions
  • Engineering design tools
  • Model simulation, sensitivity analysis
  • Disemination of design information
  • Professionalism and ethics
  • Impacts of engineering designs
  • Project management techniques
  • Teamwork, conflict resolution
  • Leadership skills

    Design Project Presentation

  • Project selection
  • Design proposal
  • Presentation
  • Report
  • Design III Project Image Gallery