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Capstone Highlights

Senior undergraduate students will have an opportunity to work on exciting capstone projects under the guidance of MAE faculty, as a part of Project Design and Management II course (MAE435). Students get to choose from a wide range of topics like formula race car design, satellite design, energy systems, biomechanics, mechanobiology, advanced materials, composites, sensors, robotics, and more.

Students quite often collaborate with students from other departments in the college as many of these projects are interdisciplinary in nature.


View the capstone projects featured at the Engineering Student Projects Expo (ESPEX 2018)


Course Description

The capstone projects are carried out as a part of Project Design and Management II course. The course begins with conceptual design ideas that are expanded into detailed design ideas. Product realization is applied to complete hardware. Course covers Gantt charts, preliminary design, evaluation and trading matrices, detailed design and analysis, oral and technical reporting including cost analysis. Ethics and patent issues are also included.

Senior Design Project Archive

Project Description Number of Students
Supervised By
SAE Formula
8-10 Bawab
SAE MiniBaja 4-5 Elmustafa
Project Description Number of Students
Supervised By
SAE Formula
8-10 Bawab
SAE MiniBaja 4-5 Elmustafa
ASME Robots for Relief TBD TBD
Autonomous Surface Vehicle TBD Hou, Chen (ECE)
Fuel Cell Powered UAV 4-6 Zhang and Demuren
Mars Pioneering Architecture 7-12 Ash
Rocket System 4-6 Ahmed
SAE Aero Design East 8-10 MAE and 2-3 ECE Landman
Solid State Aircraft 4-6 MAE and 4-6 ECE
Bilgen
Solid State Prosthetic Arm 4-6 MAE and 4-6 ECE Bilgen

Spring 2015 - Section 1

Spring 2015 - Section 2

Fall 2014