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.

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Current projects (2018 - 2019)

Number

Title Advisor Client
1 Prioritizing Fit in Online Apparel Shopping Igor Ivkovic N/A
2 Predicting childcare application wait times and funding subsidies Hussein Abouee Mehrizi OneHSN
3 Optimizing course offerings to increase revenue Mehrdad Pirnia

deSouza Institute

4 Merchandise comparison tool Mark Smucker TJX Canada
5 TestToad: Usability testing service Igor Ivkovic N/A
6 Improving volunteer assignment operations Bissan Ghaddar Meals on Wheels
7 Enabling cultural beauty providers to advertise their services M. Umair Shah N/A
8 Maximizing shoppers' rewards from their credit cards Fatma Gzara N/A
9 Creating a course recommendation system for students to increase enrollment Mehrdad Pirnia deSouza Institute
10 Optimal re-allocation of Pay&Display machines Houra Mahmoudzadeh Toronto Parking Authority
11 Flight dispatcher workload and scheduling application Fatma Gzara Air Canada
12 Analyzing customer journeys to improve retention Lukasz Golab Bell Business Intelligence
13 Caravan - A social reading companion Shi Cao N/A
14 Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE) reporting system Tiffany Bayley TBD
15 Granular workout builder Wade Wilson N/A

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
2018

Intelligent Nurse Rostering at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Center

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

*Winner, second prize at the 7th Annual Management Engineering Design Symposium (March 2018)

Hossein Abouee Mehrizi Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
2017

MRI wait time analylsis for Cancer Care Ontario

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

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

Hossein Abouee Mehrizi Cancer Care Ontario
2016

Bloody Mathematics: Reducing Distribution Costs for Canadian Blood Services

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

*Winner, Honourable Mention at 2016 Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS) student paper competition

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

Reducing hospital readmission rates

*Finalist, 2015 CORS student paper competition

Hossein Abouee Mehrizi N/A
2014

Little App for Better Care (Little App for Better Care Video)

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

Vanessa Bohns

British Columbia (BC) Cancer Care

Grand River Regional Cancer Centre

Analytics and optimization 

 
Year Title Project advisor Industry partner(s)
2017

Data-driven growth and strategy for the Stigma App

Lukasz Golab Stigma App
2015

Redesigning Fischer Canada's facility layout to accommodate expansion

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

*Winner, first Prize, 2015 CORS student paper competition

Fatma Gzara fischer Canada
2015 Process Improvement at Rockwell Automation Benny Mantin Rockwell Automation
2014

MAJiK Connect: Smarter Machine Monitoring for Today (MAJiK connect video, MAJiK 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, third prize at the Third Annual Management Engineering Design Symposium (March, 2014)

Stan Dimitrov

NexJ Systems

BTM Saws

Supply chain and logistics

Year Title Project advisor(s) Industry partner(s)
2016

To Drone or Not to Drone? Investigating Drone Deliveries

*Winner, first prize at 2016 CORS student paper competition

Fatma Gzara N/A
2015

Feeding Iqaluit: A consolidated shipment ordering system

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

*Honorable Mention, 2015 CORS student paper competition

Stan Dimitrov and Jim Bookbinder N/A
2014

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

(Moving the Nation's Medicine video)

Jim Bookbinder UPS Canada
2012

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

*Winner, third 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 portable document format (PDF))

Jim Bookbinder

Nestle Canada

Software applications

# Title Project advisor(s) Industry partner(s)
2017

SiteStatus: Task updating in construction sites

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

Igor Ivkovic N/A
2016

TanzaNumbers: Improving Numeracy in Tanzania

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

Mark Hancock My Oral Village
2016

uNav: Designing Efficient Navigation on Campus

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

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

Igor Ivkovic N/A
2015

protoSight: 3D home tours

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

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

Mark Hancock and Ken McKay N/A
2014

On The Go: An Application for Improved Travel Expense Sharing

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

Mark Hancock Elastic Path
2013

Project Broadcast: A Solution for Project Managers PDF icon

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

*Winner, first prize at International Conference for Upcoming Engineers (ICUE) 2013

Mark Hancock Deloitte
2012

An Interactive Solution to e-Books  PDF

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

*Winner, third prize in the Desire2Learn Edge Challenge 2012 competition

Mark Hancock Deloitte