UWindsor Engineering Capstone Design


Welcome to UWindsor Engineering student innovation!

On this page, you'll learn more about the Faculty of Engineering's Capstone Design program and student-driven solutions to real-world problems.

Capstone projects challenge fourth-year engineering students to apply the formal knowledge they’ve gained during their undergraduate studies to tackle societal challenges. Students combine the technical skills and hands-on experience they acquired in school to design a project related to their chosen discipline. 

The team-based projects are the culmination of the undergraduate program and a requirement for degree completion. Students are typically graded on their projects during Capstone Design Demonstration Day held at the Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation. 

Do you have a research challenge for our students?

Sponsoring an undergraduate project is a great way for companies to get involved with UWindsor Engineering students, tackle engineering problems in the workforce and recruit top talent. Industry-sponsored projects benefit students by improving communication skills, developing teamwork capabilities, and providing students with real-world, hands-on engineering experience.

If your organization is interested in participating or would like more information about sponsoring a student project, please contact the 2021-2022 capstone coordinators found below.

Aerospace, Automotive, Materials, Mechanical

Students spend the winter and summer semesters working on sponsored projects from initial concepts to final designs. Application information will be posted soon.

Contact
Dr. Colin Novak (general)
novak1@uwindsor.ca

Dr. Jeff Defoe (aerospace)
jdefoe@uwindsor.ca

Dr. Nick Eaves (automotive)
Nickolas.Eaves@uwindsor.ca

Civil, Environmental

Students spend the winter and summer semesters working on sponsored projects from initial concepts to final designs. Application information will be posted soon.

Contact

Dr. Paul Henshaw (winter term)
henshaw@uwindsor.ca

Dr. Iris Xu (summer term)
xxu@uwindsor.ca

Electrical

Students spend the winter and summer semesters working on sponsored projects from initial concepts to final designs. Application information will be posted soon.

Contact
Dr. Roberto Muscedere
rmusced@uwindsor.ca

Industrial

Students spend the fall and winter semesters working on sponsored projects from initial concepts to final designs.

Capstone Application
Applications due mid-August

Contact
Dr. Waguih ElMaraghy
wem@uwindsor.ca

A message from the Dean

We are so proud of our students for putting their engineering, teamwork and communications skills to work in the Faculty of Engineering’s challenging capstone design course. We invite you to view some of the most innovative projects of 2020/2021 selected by our valued capstone endowment industry partners.

On behalf of the faculty, I’d like to thank of all our industry and community partners who challenged this year’s capstone teams to find solutions to real-world engineering problems. You all play an important role in supporting our students and faculty.

Whether you are an industrial partner, mentor or donor, your gifts of time and financial support help position our future engineers for success. We thank you for supporting the next generation of innovators!

Dr. Mehrdad Saif


Dr. Mehrdad Saif, P.Eng.
Dean, Faculty of Engineering
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

 

Industrial Engineering Capstone Design Demo Day
Students present their final projects at the end of the winter semester.

Capstone Design Demo Day
Students present their final projects at the end of the summer semester.