Creativity and ingenuity on display! Students have worked closely with external partners of the Faculty to develop solutions for real clients. This event showcases engineering design projects, and celebrates the achievements of our students.

About Design Day

Design Day takes place twice a year, in the fall and winter terms.

Upcoming event

Date: April 4, 2024
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Location: SITE and STEM 

Design Day is free and open to the public. Best of all, Design Day brings together industry professionals, families, friends, faculty members and students!


Presentations of judges: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (SITE and STEM)
Projects fair: 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. - open to all (SITE and STEM)
Ceremony: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. - open to all (STEM)

Featured projects


  • Designing for a Weapons Ban
  • Accelerated Erosion Test System
  • Adjustable Door Hardware Cutout Jig
  • Artificial pollination
  • Office hoteling kit
  • Accessibility
  • Life-cycle analysis
  • Chemical Engineering Capstone
  • Grad projects
  • Open category 

Life-Cycle Design and Analysis prize category

Life-cycle design incorporates all materials and components involved in the creation, use and disposal or recycling of a product. The goal is to create cradle-to-cradle products that minimize environmental and social damage in their construction and use, and can be reused or integrated into reusable or biologically available components at the end of their product life. Products will be judged on the various phases of their life cycle analysis, including:  

Goal and scope: What percentage of the product life cycle has been considered?  Are resulting changes in the design or design requirements clear?  

Inventory analysis: How are material and energy flows analyzed?  To what extent are interactions with the environment, raw material consumption and environmental emissions considered?  

Impact assessment: How is inventory analysis used to determine the overall impact? 

Critical review: Are design limitations and assumptions identified and explained in a detailed critical review?


All students, undergraduate and graduate, in the Faculty of Engineering are invited to participate and showcase their design projects. These design projects can be physical prototypes, design plans, apps or websites. Design projects can come out of a class, research or a personal project from either an individual student or a team.

Prizes will be awarded per category.

Showcase your project in the Open category

If you are a student and are interested in presenting your project during Design Day, complete the online registration form.
Registration closes on March 28, 2024.


Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council logo.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

Resolute Forest Products logo.

Resolute Forest Products

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories logo

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

Year 3000 Group

Year 3000 Group

Contact us

Faculty of Engineering

For more information, please contact:

Hanan Anis
[email protected]