Management Engineering Capstone Design

The Management Engineering Capstone Design program is a series of two courses taken by students in their final year. Students work in teams on a real, open-ended engineering design problem under the supervision of a faculty member with expertise in the particular problem area.

Final designs are showcased at the annual Management Engineering Design Symposium. The next symposium will be held Friday, March 16, 2018.

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Current Projects (2017 - 2018)

The next cohort of students will begin to work their design projects in May 2017. Information about projects will be posted as it becomes available.

Selected Previous Projects

Below is a selected list of projects completed by previous Management Engineering students. To view the posters illustrating the project details you will need Adobe Reader. The files are quite large and may take time to load.

Health Care

Year Title Project Advisor Industry Partner
2017

MRI wait time analylsis for Cancer Care Ontario

*Winner, Baylis Medical Capstone Design Project Award ($5000)

*Winner, 1st prize at the 6th Annual Management Engineering Design Symposium (March 2017)

Prof. Hossein Abouee Mehrizi Cancer Care Ontario
2016

Bloody Mathematics: Reducing Distribution Costs for Canadian Blood Services (Video)

*Winner, 2nd prize at the Fifth Annual Management Engineering Design Symposium (March 2016)

*Winner, Honourable Mention at 2016 CORS student paper competition

*Participant at the Capstone Design Conference 2016
Prof. Hossein Abouee Mehrizi Canadian Blood Services
2015

Reducing hospital readmission rates (poster)

*Finalist, 2015 CORS student paper competition

Prof. Hossein Abouee Mehrizi N/A
2014

Little App for Better Care (Poster, Video)

*Winner, 2nd prize at the Third Annual Management Engineering Design Symposium (March, 2014)

Prof. Vanessa Bohns

BC Cancer Care

Grand River Regional Cancer Centre

Analytics & Optimization 

 
Year Title Project advisor Industry partner(s)
2017

Data-driven growth and strategy for the Stigma App (Video)

Prof. Lukasz Golab Stigma App
2015

Redesigning Fischer Canada's facility layout to accommodate expansion (poster)

*Winner, 3rd prize at the Fourth Annual Management Engineering Design Symposium (March, 2015)

*Winner, 1st Prize, 2015 CORS student paper competition

Prof. Fatma Gzara fischer Canada
2015 Process Improvement at Rockwell Automation (poster) Prof. Benny Mantin Rockwell Automation
2014

MAJiK Connect: Smarter Machine Monitoring for Today (Poster, Video, Website)

*Winner, $25, 000 award at the Waterloo Velocity Fund competition

*Winner, $10,000 award at the Norman Esch Entrepreneurial Awards for Capstone Design

*Winner, second prize ($250 award) at the 90sC video competition

*Winner, 3rd prize at the Third Annual Management Engineering Design Symposium (March, 2014)

Prof. Stan Dimitrov

NexJ Systems

BTM Saws

Supply Chain & Logistics

Year Title Project Advisor(s) Industry Partner(s)
2016

To Drone or Not to Drone? Investigating Drone Deliveries (Video)

*Winner, 1st prize at 2016 CORS student paper competition

Prof. Fatma Gzara N/A
2015

Feeding Iqaluit: A consolidated shipment ordering system (poster)

*Winner, 2nd prize at the Fourth Annual Management Engineering Design Symposium (March, 2015)

*Honorable Mention, 2015 CORS student paper competition

Prof. Stan Dimitrov & Prof. Jim Bookbinder N/A
2014

Moving the Nation’s Medicine: Redesigning the Shipping Network of UPS Supply Chain Solutions

(Poster, Video)

Prof. Jim Bookbinder UPS Canada
2012

Implementing Off-Peak Deliveries in the GTA: Costs, Benefits, and Challenges

*Winner, 3rd prize at the First Annual Management Engineering Design Symposium (March, 2012)

*National winners of the 2012 National Student Paper Award of Supply Chain and Logistics (SCL) Canada

*Paper published in Transportation Journal, Vol. 54, No. 4, 2015 (full pdf)

Prof. Jim Bookbinder

Nestle Canada

Software Applications

# Title Project Advisor(s) Industry Partner(s)
2017

SiteStatus: Task updating in construction sites (Video)

*Winner, $10,000 award at the 2017 Norman Esch Entrepreneurial Awards for Capstone Design

Prof. Igor Ivkovic N/A
2016

TanzaNumbers: Improving Numeracy in Tanzania (Video)

*Winner, 3rd prize at the Fifth Annual Management Engineering Design Symposium (March, 2016)

Prof. Mark Hancock My Oral Village
2016

uNav: Designing Efficient Navigation on Campus (Video)

*Winner, 2nd place (and bonus prize) of Innovative Designs for Accessibility (IDeA) competition

*Winner, 1st prize at the Fifth Annual Management Engineering Design Symposium (March, 2016)

Prof. Igor Ivkovic N/A
2015

protoSight: 3D home tours (poster)

*Winner, 1st prize at the Fourth Annual Management Engineering Design Symposium (March, 2015)

*Winner, 2015 AutoDesk Canada Capstone Design Award ($5000)

Prof. Mark Hancock & Prof. Ken McKay N/A
2014

On The Go: An Application for Improved Travel Expense Sharing (Poster)

*Winner, $10,000 award at the 2014 Norman Esch Entrepreneurial Awards for Capstone Design

Prof. Mark Hancock Elastic Path
2013

Project Broadcast: A Solution for Project Managers PDF icon

*Winner, 1st prize at the Second Annual Management Engineering Design Symposium (March, 2013)

*Winner, 1st prize at ICUE 2013

Prof. Mark Hancock Deloitte
2012

An Interactive Solution to e-Books  PDF

*Winner, 2nd prize at the First Annual Management Engineering Design Symposium (March, 2012)

*Winner, 3rd prize in the Desire2Learn Edge Challenge 2012 competition

Prof. Mark Hancock Deloitte