Module 3: Engineering Design

Module 3 Coordinator: Dr. Brian Frank

The engineering design module (Module 3) is centered on a team-based project where students are partnered with clients, primarily in the local community. Supporting activities focus on concepts including design process and tools, project management, information management, teaming, professional communication, personal learning styles, economics, and workplace safety. A key feature of this module is the use of upper year engineering students as paid project managers. These managers are consistently highly regarded by first year students due to their professionalism and accessibility. Although they are hired to only manage projects specific to APSC-100, in practice they also play the role of general academic peer mentors for first year students. 

Email questions or concerns about Module 3 to the APSC 100 helpline at rogersa@queensu.ca . Course information and online resources are in Queen’s D2L under "APSC-100 Module 3".

Information about past projects, community client perspectives, student perspectives and how to become a community partner are available at this link.

Meet your project manager

Queen’s first year engineering students visit their client on-site at Lafarge.