Waterloo Cases in Design Engineering (WCDE) relies on students to submit work term and design reports for possible conversion to case studies. Submitting your report is the first step in a procedure which is designed to maximize the quality of the final case and minimize your effort. WCDE case writers convert your work term report into a case study and ensure that you are involved in the process until the case is released for use in class. We will also contact your employer for their approval prior to case development.
Please note the following:
- Whether or not you permit conversion of your report into a case study, and whether or not it is selected, has no influence at all on your report's grade.
- We will never publish your report, only the case study, and only once you have given your final approval.
- You and your co-op supervisor must approve the case plan which is an outline of the case, before we commence the conversion process, and must approve the final case study before we will use it.
- The review of the case plan and the draft case for approval are the primary additional work that you will have to do. In some cases, we will also ask for some additional material (figures, data, etc.).
- You will be the lead author on the case study, and a WCDE staff member who does the conversion will be a co-author. You can use the case in a Publications section on your resume (like a journal article).
- Your class automatically receives 75 P**5 Participation Points for every work term report submitted, regardless of whether or not it is converted into a case.
- Please submit your report in an editable format. If your report consists of multiple documents, please submit it as a ZIP file.
Filling in and submitting the data below grants Waterloo Cases in Design Engineering, in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo, permission to:
- Make copies of your report in paper and electronic form for internal WCDE use;
- Convert your report into a Waterloo Cases in Design Engineering case study, if selected; and
- Use the case study at the University of Waterloo and elsewhere once you and your employer have given final approval.