Planting seeds for future industry partnerships

Spring 2010

Gourlay FrederMechanical Engineering students David Gourlay (left) and Matthew Freder (centre) examine a lunar rover model developed by Rafae Rehman (right) and his team as part of a MECH-463 class project to hone final year undergraduate students’ practical engineering skills. Participants build working prototypes that apply what they have learned at McGill to real-world design projects suggested by industry. Students must produce manufacturing drawings that fully satisfy client requirements and then defend their concepts during oral presentations. Such industry-university interface occurs at multiple levels throughout McGill Engineering.

The most sophisticated partnerships involve Industrial Research Chairs. (See TEACHING & RESEARCH in this issue)

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