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1 MATLS 4Z06 Industrial Projects MSE Capstone Course Joey Kish (Coordinator) Monday, April 29, 2013

2 Course Description Industry projects involving materials selection & design in manufacturing or engineering service – Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:30-5:30 PM; both terms Support lectures in group problem solving, design methodology, information gathering & technical communication

3 Graduate Attributes Problem Analysis/Design Use of Engineering Tools Individual & Team Work Communication Skills Impact of Engineering on Society Economics and Project Management

4 Major Learning Outcomes Apply appropriate knowledge & skills to identify, formulate, analyze complex open-ended engineering problem related to materials selection and design in manufacturing or service Select/use appropriate techniques, resources & engineering tools, with an understanding of associated limitations Work effectively as member & leader in teams Communicate complex engineering concepts Apply triple bottom line sustainability principles in process

5 Lectures Problem Solving & Planning Information Research Fundamentals Technical Presentation Preparation Proposal Preparation Statistical Analysis of Data Final Report Preparation

6 Course Format Group Project Work: – Each group assigned an industry project, one faculty advisor & one industry advisor – Conduct analysis or lab work at industry facility or at McMater University

7 Major Deliverables Problem Statement (Oct.) Proposal (Nov.) Progress Review Meetings (Jan. & Feb.) Final Report (Apr.) Peer Reviews (After Each Deliverable)

8 Course Evaluation ComponentWeighting Problem Statement10% Oct. Presentation2.5% Report7.5% Proposal30% Nov. Presentation10% Report20% Progress Review10% Jan. Presentation5% Feb. Presentation5% Final Report50% Apr. Presentation20% Report30%

9 Budget Envelope capped at $2,500 per group Eligible Expenses: – Materials & Supplies – Equipment – Analysis (BIMR & MSE) – Travel

10 MATLS 4Z06 Industrial Projects Working with Industry Joey Kish (Coordinator) Monday, April 29, 2013

11 Goal To acquire industry projects for a one-to-one mapping with the number of student groups – With a couple extra for good measure Groups comprised of 3 or 4 students – 13 Groups in – 14 Groups in

12 Timeline June/July: – Brainstorm on possible industry partners – invitation to participate & checklist – “Screen” positive responses for appropriate projects August: – Work to finalize projects & acquire Letter of Support for OCE application September – Apply to OCE for funding

13 Project Suitability Complex open-ended engineering problem related to materials selection and design in manufacturing or engineering service Engaged industry partner that is within reasonable travel distance from McMaster University Ideally no intellectual property and/or confidentiality issues

14 Checklist Project Description Willingness to fund project Need to scale performance metrics Need to scale economic metrics Need for intellectual property protection Need for confidentiality

15 Intellectual Property & Confidentiality Sponsor companies require students to sign a confidentiality and intellectual property agreement to protect existing company intellectual property and to clarify ownership of any new intellectual property that may arise from the project Students have been asked to waive their rights to intellectual property arising from the project work

16 OCE Connections Funding available from Connections Program that Ontario Centres of Excellence runs – Students must develop their own scope of work, meet regularly with their industry partner, and deliver results – Provides opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and skills to an industry-relevant problem – Connections Competition for the Best Project in Ontario Universities

17 Industry Contribution Industry must put cash up to a maximum of $1,000 on the table OCE will match the cash, as will as the in-kind up to the level of industry cash Apply on-line in September – Letter of Support & budget for each project – Award notification in November

18 Industry Participation Project presentations in September Class presentations as grader – Proposals & Final Reports Group presentations as grader – Problem Statements & Progress Reviews Group reports as grader – Problem Statement, Proposal & Final Report

19 The Good “Real World” materials engineering problems for the students to work on Ontario Government funding available to provide budget envelope not to limit success Expose students to a wide range of materials engineering issues Student employment

20 The Bad Industry only cares about technical solution – No interest in economic analyses – No interest in sustainability analyses Not all groups created equal – Strong groups vs. weak groups Dependence on sizeable budget envelop that needs to be externally funded


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