The major projects are held by groups of 4 bachelors of civil or building engineering students in the Faculté de génie at the Université de Sherbrooke, under the supervision of professor engineers.
Learning by doing
During the bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or building engineering, students must on a major project as a team. Each member of the team will invest 270 hours of work, which represents more than 1,000 hours of student expertise per project.
Based on your needs, the team will develop feasible solutions, comparing them with each other based on economic, environmental, and social parameters. The team will recommend the most optimal solution, including a simplified life cycle analysis and a preliminary risk analysis.
They will then develop your chosen solution by carrying out the calculations, sizing, plans, specifications and estimates.
To be admissible, a project must respect certain criteria, notably by accounting for sustainable development in the realms of social, economic, and environmental issues (contextualization). The project must also account for legal, cultural, reglementary, or political constraints. For the full list of criteria, contact the supervisor.
The team of students take on the project free of cost, but the business or organization must assume the follow-up of the project.
Projects can be submitted continuously all year long.
The teams of students are based out of the main campus at the Université de Sherbrooke, but the projects can come from anywhere in Quebec.