Senior Design

Senior Design

  • 1st Place Winners
  • 2nd Place Winners
  • 3rd Place Winning Team
  • Honorable Mention Team
  • Joseph Kovach - Keynote Speaker

The Senior Design Capstone Course (Senior Design) is the culmination of students’ engineering education at Cleveland State University’s Washkewicz College of Engineering. The two-semester (Fall, Spring) long course gives students’ the opportunity to incorporate engineering principles learned throughout their academic careers into one final project.

Photo of senior design student groupStudents, with the guidance of a faculty advisor and company liaison, work in teams of 3-4 to develop solutions to a wide variety of engineering problems. The majority of the projects are real-world problems provided by corporate sponsors. Student teams are required to develop a comprehensive project plan with a problem description, design alternatives, budget, equipment requirements, time schedule, final design, and in most cases, a prototype. Each student is expected to spend up to 200 hours working on the project (up to 1,000 person-hours per team), corresponding to a five credit hour course.

The course concludes with each team making a final presentation to a panel of faculty and industry representatives, and the top three Senior Design teams are awarded cash prizes at our Senior Design Symposium and Awards Dinner in May.