uOttawa Intranet Client-Based Design Projects | Faculty of Engineering | University of Ottawa

Client-Based Design Project

Client-based design is an all-encompassing opportunity aimed at engineering students who seek to apply their disciplinary knowledge to meet the real-life demands of the market.

The project’s intent is to cultivate the students’ design, application, and entrepreneurial skills by offering client-based challenges. The success of the  design project rests in the hands of its two main beneficiaries: the students, who will gain a crucial hands-on experience, and the sponsors, who will benefit from having fresh minds working on their projects. 

Examples of such projects could include prosthetics design project that would include students from health sciences, mechanical engineering and engineering management students.

What's in it for Students?

The overall intended outcome of Capstone is to improve the level of design engineering at uOttawa by fostering and strengthening students’:

  • Technical design and engineering depths. This can be achieved through the provision of repeated design opportunities that demand planning, fabrication, and prototype testing to meet customer needs.
  • Customer awareness. Students will be meeting with customers and tailoring according to their demands.
  • Entrepreneurial insight. Students interested in starting their own businesses in the field will be introduced to essential business concepts as well as gaining advanced training in entrepreneurial engineering. 
Sponsor a Project

Client-based design projects will be relying on the sponsorship of pre-established organizations.
Sponsors interested in committing to design projects will gain the advantage of having fresh, hardworking minds working on their projects at a low cost.

These projects undergone by students will also be supervised by faculty experts to ensure proficiency.

If you would like to learn more about sponsoring a Capstone Project, contact Professor Hanan Anis.

Hanan Anis
NSERC Chair in Entrepreneurial Engineering Design, Professor, and Faculty Coordinator in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
B.Sc (U. of Ain-Shams Egypt)
M.A.Sc (U. of Toronto)
Ph.D (U.of Toronto)
ARC 307


Office: 613 562-5800    ext. 6709
Work E-mail: hanis@uottawa.ca

Back to top