- Capstone Design
What CDIO Means for You as a Student
There are many reasons why the CDIO Initiative is good for you, here are some of them:
- you will be more employable because you have:
- greater experience with design-build projects
- stronger teamwork skills
- stronger technical communications skills
- been exposed to the entire lifecycle of an engineering design (conceive – design – implement – operate)
- active and experiential learning techniques, such as projects:
- are more FUN than lectures and exams
- are less likely to be plagiarized by the few students who otherwise might, leveling the playing field for you and everybody else
- force you to think, increasing your 'deep' learning
- allow you to explore your creativity
- add realism to the curriculum
- provide you with engineering achievements you can be proud of
- should give you a better sense of how all of the different topics you have learned about fit together
- CDIO provides professors with tools and resources to improve their teaching abilities
- the CDIO Standards require good engineering workspaces for you
You should be proud that you are receiving a CDIO education.
How You Can Get Involved
There are two student representatives in the MME department at Queen's University, one in his/her third year and the other in his/her fourth year. The student representatives hold their positions for two years and are elected from the second year class at the end of the school year (for positions to be taken the following September). For more information on the roles and responsibilities of the student representatives, see the " Student CDIO Representatives" section of the page CDIO at Queen's University.
If you are not elected but would like to be involved anyway, contact one of the existing student representatives and we’ll see what we can do for you. The current student representatives should be listed on the MECH Club page.