UofM IDEA Program

What is the UofM IDEA Program?

The University of Manitoba Innovative Design for Engineering Applications (UofM IDEA) Program is an initiative within the Faculty of Engineering, which works to involve the engineering industry in student education. In an engineering student’s final year, they must participate in a capstone design course, in which they are to develop and design solutions to various projects and problems submitted from the local engineering industry.  The UofM IDEA Program functions as a tool of communication between industry and the faculty, in the discussion and acquisition of potential projects; the Program Coordinator aids in project scoping and selection.  Industry involvement in engineering education is strongly encouraged, as it both establishes a productive collaboration between industry and engineering students, and provides students with real-world design experience.

What are the Program Outcomes?
The program generates university-credited design projects for groups of engineering students, who will spend approximately 300 hours on the submitted project.  The final project outcome results in a comprehensive written report, oral presentation, and, depending on the nature and scale of the project, an economic analysis and/or prototype.


Apply Now!   Deadline for submissions is Friday, August 14, 2015

For more information please contact:

Matthew Riesmeyer  
Program Manager






UofM IDEA would like to acknowledge the support of

Past Projects

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