Engineering Design is the one-semester-long senior-level capstone design course of the ME curriculum.  Students work in teams to engineer practical solutions to problems. 

Starting from a problem statement, the students investigate the reasons for the problem, and what others have done to solve it.   They create and analyze new and better solutions to the problem (from concept level to detailed level).  They build and test a prototype or proof-of-concept of their solution. 

This guided experience brings closure to the undergraduate ME curriculum by integrating previous course competencies with team and communication skills in this problem-solving course.

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Project ideas can come from industrial sponsors, faculty, students, or the general public. 

Click the image above to learn about industrial sponsorship and pre-arranging projects for senior design


Click the image above for student resources, including

  • Course Policy
  • Report Format and Content
  • Documents and Forms

  • Safety Instructions
  • Shop and Lab Training and Policy

  • Purchasing procedures
  • Design resources

  • Course closure


Click the image above for past projects, including:

  • Recent Malott award winners

  • Links to project archives in PEARL