Senior Design Facilities

Real-World Design

The Senior Design Program in mechanical engineering integrates all phases of a real-world engineering design project—from the concept to the final client presentation—into a meaningful, hands-on undergraduate experience. Student teams work with an industry client, and under the direction of a faculty advisor, to solve an engineering problem, delivering a new product, process, or system at the conclusion of their yearlong project. The R. L. Smith Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics Building houses a host of synergistic, professional-caliber facilities equipped to support all the facets of a Senior Design engineering capstone project.