This course applies engineering design principles to a Capstone Engineering Project. Projects are team based and include developing project specifications and conceptual designs. Project requirements include significant written and oral communication components. Projects can fall into one of many categories including service, industry, and research projects. Prerequisite; senior standing in the Department of Physical Sciences and Engineering. Upon completion of this course, students should demonstrate competence in all seven of the ABET identified outcomes of an engineering education:
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
- an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
- an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
- an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
- an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
- an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
Timeline & Next Steps
March 2, 2021
Collaboration request published. Industry Partners may express interest in participating.
March 2, 2021
Educators will begin interviewing interested Industry Partners to discuss project ideas.
July 1, 2021
Final date for Industry Partners to express interest in participating.
July 30, 2021
Educators and Industry Partners finalize project charters, legal documents, and background materials.
August 30, 2021
OFFICIAL PROJECT LAUNCH: We’ll find a time on this day to web conference you into our class to kickoff the project.
April 27, 2022
OFFICIAL PROJECT END: We’ll find a time on this day to web conference you into our class to close the project.
Project templates by topic that might inspire you…
Product Design & Development
Research & Development
Competition Due Diligence
Industry Size Assessment
Partnership & Channel Mapping
Academic Program Details
|Course||ENGR 4950: Engineering Senior Design I|
|Graduate / Undergraduate|
|Student Time Commitment||4-7 Hours|
|Class Meeting Day & Time*||MW 12:00 EST|
*Note: Company, faculty, and students will finalize meeting and communication schedule after collaboration is finalized
Aerospace & Defense, Biotech & Pharmaceuticals, Education, Health Care, Manufacturing, Non-Profit, Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities, Transportation & Logistics
|Requested Company Size|
|Duration||34.3 Weeks (08/30/2021 - 04/27/2022)|
|Company Time Commitment||2 Hours per week of mentoring, answering key questions, and providing access to helpful resources|