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Jean Brousseau

Jean Brousseau

Department of Mathematics, Informatics and Engineering
Université du Québec à Rimouski

Chair Title

NSERC-UQAR Chair in Design Engineering

Chair Program

Chairs in Design Engineering Program


Senior Chairholder since 2006


The development of an innovative technology project is a complex process with multiple, varied dimensions – technical, economic, financial, social, environmental, and so on. Design engineering constitutes the central link in this process. The nature of the problems that engineers must address often reflects viewpoints and interests that differ, diverge, and even conflict. To solve such problems, it requires skills that go well beyond the technical aspects alone. This reality raises questions about the nature of the training that our future engineers should receive in the field of design in order to be better prepared to act as the driving force behind the creation of technological innovations in corporate settings.

This Chair’s mission is to innovate in the field of design education to improve the level and quality of design engineering education activities within the university. The Chair’s objectives and action plan focus on having students carry out design projects in partnership with industry. Through these projects, the Chair seeks to combine design engineering education with design engineering practice (along with all the other activities associated with design) in order to create a stimulating learning environment through a continuum of objectives and an inventory of required skills that transcend the breakdown by courses. This approach allows design to be placed at the centre of engineering education programs and provides students with a structured, coherent framework that enables them to acquire, through an incremental methodological process, collaborative and professionalizing intellectual and experiential design engineering skills.


  • Premier Tech Chronos
  • Innov & Export PME
  • Automation D’Amours
  • Confection 4e Dimension
  • Miralis
  • Pépinière de Sainte-Luce
  • Axub
  • Trans Technologie
  • TechnoCentre éolien
  • Interdisciplinary Centre for the Development of Ocean Mapping (CIDCO)
  • Institut technologique de maintenance industrielle (ITMI)1 du Cégep de Sept-Îles
  • Innovation Maritime
  • Serex
  • Merinov
  • Centre de développement et de recherche en imagerie numérique (CDRIN)
  • Solutions Novika
  • Institut de développement de produits
  • Biopterre
  • Société de promotion économique de Rimouski (SOPER)
  • Réseau de l’Université du Québec
  • Chambre de commerce et de l’industrie de Rimouski-Neigette
  • Fondation de l’Université du Québec à Rimouski

Contact Information

Department of Mathematics, Informatics and Engineering
Université du Québec à Rimouski
300, allée des Ursulines
Rimouski, Québec
G5L 3A1

Tel.: 418-723-1986, ext. 1728
Fax: 418-724-1879

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