APS1012 Management of Innovation

Managing Business Innovation and Transformational Change Course

  • Winter 2020 – 100% Online (Full Semester)
    • Tesla’s Cyber Truck: A Case Study of Market Disruption
    • Innovation in Health Care-An analysis of electronic health records in Canada – Aging population, sharing of patient data, connected technologies, remote care, snail’s pace development
    • The Toronto Transit Corp – Analysis and Innovative Solutions to the Identified Problems Plaguing the TTC.  
    • Optimizing Airline Ticketing Through Technology – how customers pay for
    • Climate Change and Innovation Initiatives
    • Small Nuclear Reactor– Drivers of change – lower cost energy, climate change, safety, regulation and licensing, public concern over old nuclear facilities.
  • Summer  2020 – 100% Online (full semester)
    • Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing 
    • The Innovation in Huawei’s Business Model
    • RIL-JIO: Transitioning Business in Digital Economies
  • Winter  2021- 100% Online (full semester)
    • Machine Learning in Healthcare (COVID-19)
    • Sustainable aviation with electric aircraft 
    • Innovation in Self-driving and Autonomous Cars
    • Impact of Electric Vehicles in Public Transportation
  • Summer  2021 – 100% Online (full semester)
    • Innovation in Higher Education 
    • Application of the Agile Methodology for Innovation Management
  • Winter 2022-100% Online (Full Semester)
    • Machine Learning in Healthcare (COVID-19)
    • Sustainable Aviation with Innovations in Electric Aircraft
    • Innovation in Self-driving and Autonomous Cars
    • Electric Vehicle in Public Transportation

APS1013 Applying Innovation: Working with External Companies

  • Fall 2020
    • Samco Machinery – Rethinking the Sales Management Process-Identifying countries, sectors for Samco to expand and ways to communicate sales remotely. 
    • Crystal Fountains – Transitioning to a customer centric organization
    • Proxima Command – Identify requirements to acquire funding for STEM education program using their “starship simulator” set-up
  • Fall 2021
    • Samco Machinery – Developing the R&D Management Capability
    • Crystal Fountains – Developing a Management Decision-making Model Generation
    • Proxima Command –Advancing the Business and developing a Forward Planning Model for Proxima Command’s Initial Public Offering
    • Schneider Electric -Developing voice of the customer on Schneider electrics digital services and competitor analysis
    • Colliers Engineering & Design Firm– Expanding into new market sectors

APS1018 The Engineer in Society; Ethics, History, Philosophy

  • Winter 2020 – 100% Online
    • The Impact of the Development of the Transistor on Society
    • Saving Lives and Making Money: The Ethics Involved in Creating Breakthrough Medical Technologies
    • Engineering Positive or Negative Impact on Society
  • Summer 2020 – 100% Online
    • The Societal Impacts of Credentialism and Educational Inflation: How Academia and Professional Industry Continue to Diverge into the 21st Century
    • Cross-Silo Leadership: breaking down silos to help engineers collaborate across boundaries
    • The Union Station UP Express YYZ Network
  • Winter 2022 – 100% Online
    • The effects of Covid-19 on the workplace environment 
    • China’s Strategy for Global Hegemony and it’s Relation with the World Economic Forums (WEF) “Great Reset”


APS1028 Operations and Production Management

  • Winter 2020
    • The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Supply Chain Management
    • AI Digital Twins- “living” simulation model designed to mirror some physical system in the real world (i.e. an airport, manufacturing plant, etc.)
    • Alibaba-It’s E-Commerce Business and Management Style
       – leading disruptive change in Operations Management
  • Summer 2020
    • Blockchain and Its Effect on the Food Industry
    • Manufacturing Ventilators in Canada During Covid-19.
    • A study and review of the operational methodologies for Waste management in Industrial Settings
    • Novell Cell phone recycling integration 
  • Winter 2021
    • Operations Management and Strategy Recommendations for Consumer Electric Vehicles
    • Operations Management Innovation at SpaceX: Making Space Accessible 
    • Applications of Industry 4.0 in operations and production management in the Automotive Sector
    • The Impact of AI on Operations at Sobeys Automated Fulfilment Centres
    • Continuous Improvement of Manufacturing Operations and Production Processes in Wire Production Plants of North America
  • Summer 2021
    • Operations Management in Healthcare Industry (Chain of hospitals and medical equipment suppliers)
    • Supply Chain strategies and emerging trends from industry leaders
  • Winter 2022
    • Logistics and inventory management of Amazon and Alibaba
    • Optimization and productivity improvement of replenishing operation for DSV Solutions
    • Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Major Supply Chain Operations
    • Review of Canada’s patient care operations in the pandemic and endemic phases of epidemiology 
    • Impact of Covid-19 on the Automotive industry operations and supply chain

APS1049 Management Consulting for Engineers-Working with Tier 1 MC Firms

Spring 2018 – (4 weeks intense)- Management Consulting for Engineers-Working with Tier 1 MC Firms (Price Waterhouse Coopers and Deloitte)

Winter 2019 – (Full Semester) – Management Consulting for Engineers-Working with Tier 1 MC Firms (Price Waterhouse Coopers, Deloitte, and Boutique Firm)

  • Spring / Summer  2020 (Full Semester)
    • PWC  –Virtual remote collaboration tools adoption in times of crises  
    • PWCCompetitive Strategy for PWC after COVID-19 Pandemic
    • PWCCOVID-19 IMPLICATIONS FOR CANADA What sectors/ industries will experience a boom and decline after COVID-19 pandemic is on a decline?
    • Strategic Retreats Inc – Strategies for developing a footprint in Muskoka 
  • Fall 2020 – 100% Online (Full Semester)
    • PWCReal Estate, GTA & COVID-19: An In-depth Analysis
    • PWCReimagining the Mid to Luxury Automotive Manufacturer: Lexus’ Roadmap to tackle emerging technologies & effects of COVID19
    • CAMC / ICMCI: Strategies to Enhance the Affiliation of Management Consultants with their Professional Institutes
    • Ceridian: A study on the value & market drivers in the outsourced Human Capital Management (HCM) sector amidst the CV-19 induced global shift
  • Summer 2021 – 100% Online (Full Semester)
    • PWCManufacturing DigitizationHow Canadian manufacturers can remain competitive on a global scale
    • PWC- Vaccine Distribution – Lessons Learned
    • PWC- Within Grocery Retailers During COVID-19
    • Leadership Intelligence -Expanding a Boutique Management Consulting Business in Northern Ontario
    • ICMCI/CAMC – Impact of Artificial Intelligence on the Management Consulting Industry
  • Fall 2021 – 100% Online (Full Semester)
    • DeloitteAugmented and Virtual Reality Applications in Supply Chain Management and Logistics
    • Deloitte – Transportation Electrification Strategy: Impact of the Electric Vehicle
    • PWC – Sustainable supply chains in the clothing industry
    • KPMGVirtual Health Care in Canada – Identifying Appropriate Incentives
  • Summer 2022 – 100% Online (Full Semester)

APS1203 Engineering Teaching and Learning for Prospective Professors

APS1203 –Engineering Teaching and Learning for Prospective Professors.

This courses was run once as a substitute teacher and consistent of the following content

Course Overview – This course is designed for people with an interest in furthering their understanding of curriculum, teaching and learning, and in particular within the context of the engineering education. Basic concepts in curriculum, teaching and learning, and current research in the field of engineering education will be introduced and discussed. By the end of the course, students should have an understanding of the important models, ideas, and literature that currently inform the practice of teaching in engineering and science at the university level. Using this knowledge, all participants will create a portfolio that showcases elements of course design. Several in-class activities will support the development of this portfolio.

This course also includes a microteaching component, in which students will have the opportunity to develop and teach a short lesson to classmates. Through this, we will explore the mechanics of good teaching, common patterns in teaching and the benefits of reflection and peer assessment in teaching. APS1203 sessions have a significant emphasis on collaboration, teamwork and discussion, so please be prepared to participate!



AER1601 Aerospace Engineering & Operations Management-Working with Aerospace Industry

AER1601 Aerospace Engineering & Operations Management-Working with Aerospace Industry

Fall 2017 – Bombardier Aerospace Projects 

Team 1-Work and Material Planning and Shop Floor Control

  • Inventory Accuracy
  • Issuance of Material to the Line

Team 2 -Fabrication Shop Operations Improvement

  • Workflow efficiencies, Plant Layout (NOT IN SCOPE), Plan and Unplanned Work, Vendor Part Management
  • Capacity planning and Shop Loading, Bottleneck reduction, Order Release, Labour Staffing
  • Priority Planning, AGO, Spares, Unplanned work

Team 3 –Labour Tracking and Learning Curves

  • Visibility and Usefulness
  • How are decisions made?
  • Gaps and Inefficences

Team 4 – Methods Engineering Operational Improvement

  • How do we manage critical parts using the critical path method? Is it efficient rand effective?
  • What are the predecessors and Successors – how is this defined and used?  Is it accurate? How do we improve it?
  • Line Balancing to Remove workstations (new assembly methods sequencing)

Fall 2019 – Inclass Semester

Fall 2020 – 100% Online

  • BombardierTooling-Management Systems 
  • Bombardier AerospaceEvolution – from rise to fall to?
  • deHavilland – Rethinking the Aircraft Production Process
  • Lockheed Martin Case Study – Critical Success factors LM Skunk Works and Kelly Johnson
  • Safran  – Agile Product Development for Landing Gear Development

Fall 2021 – 100% Online

  • Bombardier Aerospace London, UK – Expanding hanger operations and planning a facilities move
  • Bombardier Aerospace London, UK– Optimizing Operation in Maintenance Stores – How to Improve Flow
  • deHavilland Aircraft Developing a Parallel Superstation Assembly 
  • Bombardier Toronto – Developing a Pre-Flight Status Tracking System
  • Bombardier Toronto – Developing a Pre-flight Crew Handover system
  • Safran  – Developing a Digitization strategy for an aerospace enterprise

MIE459 Organizational Theory & Design

MIE459 Course Description:

This course examines how engineers as managers can create more effective organizations. We focus on the following areas for improving organizational effectiveness:

  • The role of Management in Organizational Design
  • Organizational Design and Business Strategy
  • Alternative organizational structures, such as functional, divisional, geographic, matrix, and horizontal structures
  • Techniques for managing an organization’s dependencies on its external (resource) environment
  • Manufacturing and Service Organizations
  • Managing Technology in organizations
  • Conflict, power, and politics within an organization
  • The role of innovation, managing change and organizational learning.

This courses was built on past research and hands on strategic management practice in variety of organizations.

MIE463 Integrated Systems Design

MIE463 Integrated Systems Design (Business Process management) 4th Year undergraduate)

Course Description:

Integrated System Design is a capstone course that integrates the various perspectives of an integrated system taught in the third year, including: Optimization, Quality, Management, Information, and Economics. The course approaches integrated systems design from a Business Process Management (BPM) perspective. Beginning with the Business Processes, it explores the concept of developing an Integrated Enterprise, via Business Process Design at an Enterprise level. We apply systems thinking to Strategy, Value Chains and Processes, Metrics and Design Heuristics. In the second half of the course, the concept of business process design is extended to incorporate Industrial Engineering perspectives such as cost, productivity, quality, and organization behaviour. BPMN (Business Process Modeling Notation) is used to document business processes. Our perspective is based on past research and hands on practice in applying business process management methods to a variety of enterprises across many sectors.

Fall 2017