The Waterloo Engineering Student Society with the support of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo is organizing an automotive oriented complementary education course held from July 8-16, 2006. The focus of the course is the innovations and development of technology within the automotive industry in the coming years. This includes advances in vehicle systems as well as manufacturing and will be addressed through lectures from leading experts, visits to local world-class manufacturing facilities, automotive research lectures from UW professors, student vehicle team presentations, and lab tours. The course will focus on the following areas of interest:
Automotive research and education at the University of Waterloo is a significant component for many faculties and departments. Our expertise in automotive research includes manufacturing, Mechatronics, alternative fuels, design, and human factors coordinated under the Waterloo Center for Automotive Research (WatCar) This has led to very strong ties between University researchers and leading industries, and is complimented by our world-class experimental and computing facilities. Examples include innovative research in manufacturing through hydroforming, fuel cells research, and vehicle crashworthiness.
The University of Waterloo has several pivotal school teams related directly to the automotive industry that provide a strong link with the undergraduate students. These teams can be demonstrated in Waterloo's outstanding achievement at the national and international level of competition: