Students will form mixed teams of two or three students to conduct a research project. The objectives are to:
- permit the student to demonstrate the ability to apply aspects of science, technology or management to the solution of practical military problems;
- permit the student, as part of a small group, to conduct original research or experimentation in an area of technical importance to the Canadian Army;
- permit an assessment to be made of the student's ability to understand an aspect of military technology, think originally in confronting a problem, and report on the outcome of a study or activity; and
- seek solutions to technological problems confronting the Canadian Army.
Students will be expected to select a topic or problem from a list drafted in consultation with various government and industry sponsors, or to propose a suitable topic for approval. Topics must:
- be deemed relevant to the current or potential future roles of the Canadian Army;
- offer the prospect of a solution within the time available for the project;
- fall within the capacity of the military and academic staff and sponsor to supervise/assist; and
- call up no resources beyond the capacity of RMC or the project sponsor to provide.