Case topic suggestions

The Engineering Cases group believes that through cases, students will improve their ability to learn and retain concepts in their courses, on work terms and in their professional lives. One of the best means to create case studies is by converting them from student-generated work reports. As a result, it is in our best interest to ensure that work reports submitted to our group contain an adequate design process and topics that align with topics that professors have suggested would benefit from case studies. We also believe that students will benefit by having suggestions for work term report topics.

Engineering Cases welcomes any submitted work reports, regardless of topics; however, work reports that use one of the sample work report topics below would be very much appreciated! 

Sample work report topics

Mechanical Engineering

  • Stress analysis of prismatic members in axial, shearing, torsional and flexural deformations
  • Force analysis of structures and structural components
  • Hydrostatics
  • Flow similarity and dimensional analysis as applied to engineering problems in fluid mechanics
  • Thermodynamics, forensics based
  • Dynamics
  • Machine design
  • Linear vibrations

Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Simulation of Real Earthen Dams
  • Slope stability, retaining walls or foundations
  • Concrete flooring
  • Waste to value-added product production using microorganisms
  • Sustainability topics
  • Geotechnical
  • Structural Analysis 1
  • Structure and properties of materials

Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Software development life cycle
  • Project scheduling
  • Maintenance considerations
  • Assembly language programming
  • Peripherals
  • Digital Circuits and systems
  • Electronic circuits and devices
  • Control systems
  • Circuit analysis and design

Systems Design Engineering

  • Design for manufacturing and assembly
  • Safety and responsibility in engineering design
  • Automatic Process Control and Instrumentation

Chemical Engineering

  • Bioseparations/Bioprocessing
  • Fermentation
  • Non-steady state operation, rate data analysis and collection
  • Non-isothermal reactor design, energy balances
  • Corrosion
  • Fuel Cells, battery testing and battery design
  • Heat exchangers - double pipe, shell-and-tube and plate
  • Electrowinning
  • Batch Distillation
  • Microbe growth and control
  • Bomb Calorimetry
  • Gas Absorption
  • Statistical analysis, design of experiments, probability
  • Sustainability topics
  • Engineering design process or synthesis
  • Material sciences
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Food process engineering
  • Process safety
  • Life cycle analysis

Software Engineering

  • Software Requisition: Specification and Analysis
  • Software Test/Quality Assurance and maintenance
  • Computer networks and security

Nanotechnology Engineering

  • Microfluidics
  • Nanotechnology ethics, law, and sustainability
  • Polymer selection and testing
  • Laser

Management Engineering

  • Bullwhip effect and supply chain management


  • Double, triple integral and ordinary differential equation
  • Finite element methods
  • Numerical methods
  • Heat transfer/Energy Conversion
  • Thermodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics

Submit your ideas for useful work report topics

If you have any topics that can be added to the list above, please Contact Us! Thank you!