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Media Release
Release Date: September 13, 2016

A Formula Race Car concept, arm gesture control system, a tennis practice system, a portable machining robot, and an underwater remotely operated vehicle—these are just a few of the eclectic and ingenious projects from this year’s graduating class in Mechanical Engineering Technology at Camosun College.

This year’s class will have 11 projects on display. They spent the summer designing, building, testing and perfecting their final projects for a variety of clients and are now ready to put their inventions on display.

The public and media are invited to view the projects and talk to the students at the annual Student Project Showcase, 10am-2pm, Friday, September 16 at the Center for Trades, Education and Innovation, (CTEI) at Camosun’s Interurban Campus.

This year’s projects include:

  • Automatic Ship Ballast System
  • Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle
  • Dryland Sledge Hockey Sled
  • UAV Thrust Test Rig
  • Formula Race Car Concept
  • Portable Machining Robot
  • Arm Gesture Control System
  • Food Wrap Manufacturing System
  • Tennis Practice System
  • Greenhouse Temperature Management using Phase Change Materials
  • Five Axis Robot Arm Development

Media Contact

Ross Lyle
Department Chair, Mechanical Engineering

About Mechanical Engineering Technology

Mechanical Engineering Technology is a nationally accredited, two-year diploma program that prepares graduates for immediate employment in a number of rewarding careers. Graduates who choose to continue their education have the option to apply for Camosun's six-month Engineering Bridge program that leads directly into third year studies of an engineering degree program at UVic or UBC.

The last course before graduation is MECH 295 Project Planning and Design. Within the realm of technology education, MECH 295 is unique due to its intense design and prototype focus. Each student team starts with a blank slate and in only 11 weeks must conceptualize, design, manufacture, test, and present a device that reflects elements of what they've learned over the past two years.

The project finale is the Technical Defence, where each group presents their work to a panel of engineering professionals from universities and industry. The panel quizzes the teams as to why each design decision was made, and then grades them on presentation, design, function, and construction quality. This grade accounts directly for 10% of the students' final grade.

Last updated: September 13, 2016 11:34 am

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