The Engineering IDEAs Clinic

Bringing Real World Into the Classroom

The Engineering IDEAs Clinic™ supplements a traditional engineering curriculum with open-ended activities designed to spark student self-learning and exploration.

Through Ideas Clinic activities, students will learn good engineering practices by experimenting with real-world engineering problems; they will gain an appreciation for the connections between courses in their curriculum; they will apply their analysis skills to complex, open-ended problems; and they will exercise their creativity, judgement and problem solving skills while acquiring soft skills such as communication and teamwork. Most importantly, the activities will provide students with a breadth of hands-on experiences in an enjoyable and safe environment.

  1. Feb. 12, 2020Brock Solutions has partnered with the Ideas Clinic
    Solid model of conveyer belt prototype

    Brock Solutions and the Ideas Clinic have partnered to develop a new activity centred around industrial automation.  The Ideas Clinic has been working with Brock's engineers to develop an activity that closely simulates real industry equipment and problems.  The prototypes for this activity are complete, and the Ideas Clinic is working hard to scale the activity for classroom use with pilot versions currently running in several courses.

  2. Jan. 29, 2020Ideas Clinic featured in 2019 Waterloo Engineering Highlights
  3. Dec. 10, 2019Toyota donates to Ideas Clinic and Faculty of Engineering

    To help shape the future of engineering, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) is launching a unique hands-on engineering innovation challenge designed for University of Waterloo’s engineering students.

    The Toyota Engineering Innovation Challenge was part of TMMC’s funding announcement of $2.1 million to Waterloo Engineering -- the largest single financial donation ever made to a Canadian university.

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