INTEG 452 A & B Real World Problem Solving

(course inactivated in 2022)

This capstone design project course gives students the opportunity, over one or two terms, to extend their Knowledge Integration core experience. Students are expected to self-organize — working both independently and collaboratively across disciplinary boundaries — to identify, analyze and effectively address a substantial real-world problem, to the satisfaction of a real-world client.

This course requires substantial hands-on effort, readiness to embrace ambiguity, a disposition to develop and discard ideas, and the resiliency to learn from false starts en route to success.

INTEG 452 A & B counts for the “work and community” component of EDGE: Waterloo’s new experiential education certificate. EDGE helps you develop key professional skills, explore career options, and market yourself to employers.

It also counts for the KI Collaborative Design Specialization.

  • 2020/21 design project for the Earth Sciences Museum at the University of Waterloo
  • 2019/20 design project for a large data and information company on blockchain technology in the legal sector
  • 2018/19 design project for Thomson Reuters
  • 2017/18 design project for Thomson Reuters, and support of the Knowledge Integration eXhibition (KIX)
  • 2016/17 design project for the Office of Student Experience, St. Jerome's University
  • 2015/16 design project for imagiNation 150
  • 2014/15 design project for The Working Centre
  • 2013/14 design project for Project Bookmark Canada
  • 2012/13 design project for the Ontario Science Centre
  • 2011/12 design project for the Centre for International Governance and Innovation

Prereq: Level at least 4A Knowledge Integration, or instructor consent (Fall 2020 only: Level at least 3A Knowledge Integration)

previous course name: INTEG 475 A & B Special Topics: Real World Problem Solving

most recent syllabus available from the Department of Knowledge Integration upon request