All Mechanical Engineering Technology students complete a Senior Design Project which brings together all of the knowledge and skills they have learned. Many projects are funded by industry partners and students are often charged with developing a working prototype. Senior Design lasts for two semesters and culminates with a final paper and presentation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to be a senior?
MET 4460 (Product Design and Development) allows for junior or senior standing, but MET 4670 (Senior Design) does require senior standing. To get the full benefit of a senior design project it is advisable to take Senior Design only after a majority of your core course work is completed.
How do I get started?
The best way to get started with a senior project is to have a discussion with one of the MET faculty members. This discussion will help you choose a project that meets your needs and interests. If you have your own idea for a project this is a good time to determine its feasibility and scope.
Are solutions ever used?
Yes. Many projects are actually sponsored by a company or organization and you will be developing a solution or conducting research for them.
Will Enterprise fulfill Senior Project requirements?
Participation in an Enterprise can substitute for Senior Design, with advance planning. The ENT 3960 (1 cr.) and ENT 4950 (2 cr.) along with some specific requirements and documentation, can be substituted for MET 4670.
Contact Danise Jarvey, our Director of Academic Services, for more information