CAP - Chalmers Automotive Projects
Chalmers Automotive Project is a landscape that gathers projects from different project courses, not only from Automotive Engineering but also from other programs, in the same place. In the project tasks, inspired by industry or research, a system or subsystem is analyzed, further developed, designed, built and tested for evaluation. To get the opportunity, as a student, to follow a subsystem from idea to finished product fits very well into the thoughts of CDIO (Concieve, Design, Implement and Operate).
Planning, goals & deadlines
By applying a project model for the project management and providing an environment which offers good conditions for the projects’ implementation, CAP offers students a good insight in and experience of what it is like to work in larger projects. The projects are supervised and examined by teachers from involved programs. There is a large focus not only on the technical task but also on the project work itself, the project objectives, planning, deadlines, milestones and deliverables as well as teamwork, written and oral communication, reporting, presentations within the group but also externally.
The students are supplied with everything they need
CAP gives each project access to a project area where students have the opportunity to carry out the tasks that are their responsibilities within the project. Meeting rooms, computer rooms and a prototype workshop are obvious parts of the CAP as well as access to simulation and modeling programs and supervision within required competences.
Multidisciplinary collaboration is needed
The vision is that the projects will be developed to be multidisciplinary and involve a number of education programs and master's programmes.
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