2022-2023 Projects

The Capstone design project courses (i.e. courses labelled MAAE4907X) are created to foster teamwork, communication, technical skill development and design work. All students must be 4 th. yr. eligible to enroll in a MAAE4907X course and this 4 th. yr. status will be determined after course marks are submitted for this term.  Once marks are submitted, project registration will be available & you will be sent an e-mail when registration becomes available with instructions.

In addition to other prerequisites, to be eligible for your 4th year project you must have 4th year engineering status, in particular you must have successfully completed all of your 2nd year requirements.

Project Selection Guidelines and Information – Read before you register!

2022-2023 Fourth – Year Capstone Project Registration – Registration is closed for the current academic year.

Lab Safety – Rules and Regulations

To apply for a small project with a team of 4-8 students, a MAE faculty member must be found and subsequently, a proposal must be prepared and submitted to the capstone committee no later than the last day of the fall term (31 Dec.). The proposal shall include objectives, scope of work, stream/specialization of the students involved, space requirement, environment/safety, and budget consideration (external support committed as there is no department funding provided). The proposal will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Will a P.Eng. lead the project?
  • Will the project have a design focus?
  • Will the project allow an open-ended philosophy in the early stage of the project?
  • Will it expose the students to a large group setting? (In this regard, it is important to discuss with other project managers to seek an opportunity to participate in their group meetings)
  • Is there a budget requirement? If so, was the funding secured?
  • Will the project evolve into a large Capstone project? In what time frame?
  • Other considerations.

The date of submission must be observed to avoid redundant registrations.

Please review the project descriptions below and contact lead engineers should you have any specific questions. Your general questions may be directed towards the Capstone Coordinator, Prof. Huang, or towards Mr. Dan Premachuk.

Project Descriptions:

ECOR 4907A (formerly MAAE 4907A)
Advanced Aircraft Design (AAD)
Project Manager: Prof. J. Laliberte
MAAE 4907B 
Satellite Design Project (SDP)
Project Manager: Bruce Burlton
MAAE 4907C – Not Available for the 2022-2023 Academic Year
UAV – Blended Wing
Project Manager: Prof. M. El Sayed
MAAE 4907D
FSAE Formula Car
Project Manager: Glen Clarke
MAAE 4907E – Not Available for the 2022-2023 Academic Year
CUSP-Carleton University Simulator Project
Project Manager: Prof. R. Irani
MAAE 4907F
Gas Turbine (GT)
Project Manager: Prof. H. Saari
MAAE 4907G – click here for project description
Assisted Autonomous Vehicles
Project Manager: Prof. X. Huang
MAAE 4907H
Building-Integrated-Thermal-Energy-Systems- BITES
Project Manager: Prof. J. Duquette
MAAE 4907I
Crash Test Dummy (CUCD)
Project Manager: Prof. A. Speirs
MAAE 4907J
Intelligent Telepresence and Assistive Devices (iTAD)
Project Manager: Prof. M. Ahmadi
MAAE 4907K – Not Available for the 2022-2023 Academic Year
Biomass Reactor Capstone Project
Project Manager: Prof. G. McRae
MAAE 4907L
Mechatronic Dosimetry Systems (MEDS) 
Project Manager: Prof. R. Chhabra
MAAE 4907M
Sustainable Energy Systems Portfolio (SESP)
Project Manager: Prof. T. Kaya
MAAE 4907N – click here for project description
Micro Flapping-Wing Flyer (MFWF)
Project Manager: Prof. F. Khouli
MAAE 4907O – click here for project description
Bioinspired Environmentally Friendly Aerial Vehicle (BEFAV)
Project Manager: Prof. J. Rocha
MAAE 4907P
Bi-Propellant Liquid Rocket (BPLR)
Project Manager: J. Etele

The MAE Capstone Project-Marking Guidelines are provided to Lead Engineers and students involved in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Capstone Design Projects as guidance to carry out and interpret performance evaluations on the projects.

If you have any questions please contact the Projects Coordinator – Prof. Xiao Huang (xiao.huang@carleton.ca).

You may also contact the department via the MAE Contact Form.