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MEM Capstone

The elective courses and personalized capstone project at the end of the program provide students with an opportunity to apply theory to practical applications relevant to real-world engineering management while taking into account innovation, global leadership and sustainability principles. Each student is assigned a dedicated mentor throughout the capstone project to supervise and guide the capstone project. Mentors include seasoned faculty members, entrepreneurs and professional engineers with extensive workplace experience and in-depth knowledge in different areas of specializations.

The capstone project is two semesters long and projects can be completed in collaboration with local industry partners. Students interested in starting their own company can utilize the capstone project to develop a business and commercialization plan. Previous MEM students have completed capstone projects on the following areas:

  • Automation of certain assembly line operations using computer vision  
  • Strategic study of emerging technologies at a tool manufacturing firm
  • Development of a new pricing model for an automotive OEM
  • Improving launch effectiveness for a new SUV by an international automotive manufacturer 
  • Study of current project management practices at an engineering consulting company
  • The application of IoT applications in a logistics facility 
  • Feasibility study and marketing plan of a new start-up
  • Proposal to use an ERP application for a local municipality 
  • Seat plate manufacturing process improvement 
  • An audit of procurement and supply chain management practices utilized by a regional software firm
  • Strategic plan for a local waste management company 
  • Spare tire winch testing improvement at a local large manufacturer 
  • Improvement of a paint process for an automotive manufacturer