Capstone Design Program
We Build Engineers
Real world experience is the cornerstone of our engineering undergraduate program. Nothing exemplifies this more than Senior Design where we don’t just teach engineering— We Build Engineers.
Industry, Academic & Community Sponsors
Students design, build, and test a solution to their industry sponsor’s engineering challenge. They hone their technical and managerial skills as they move their ideas from concept to reality. Working under the guidance of a faculty advisor, students develop multi-disciplinary teams equipped to serve a variety of technical problems. Students and faculty have expertise in:
- Robotics & Controls
2021 Senior Design Sponsor Night
The 2021 Senior Design Program kicks off with Sponsor Night, which is an informal networking event for students to meet with this year’s sponsors. This year Sponsor Night will be a virtual event on Tuesday, August 31st, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., with all details available on this webpage.
2020 Senior Design Celebration
The 2020 Senior Design Celebration was held virtually on December 16, 2020. You can view the teams, projects, and sponsors including team “pitch” videos on our Senior Design Celebration webpage.
At the end of the semester-long course, students present their sponsors with a tangible solution to their original challenge. Many sponsors integrate these solutions directly into their design and manufacturing processes. Students utilize the University of Delaware’s on-site design workshops and laboratories to fabricate and test their designs. this includes:
- Student Design Studio
- Machine & Electronics Shops
- Materials testing Facility
- Computational Simulation Software
- Rapid Prototyping Systems
Senior Design builds lasting partnerships between the university of Delaware and the business community. Our graduates gain real-world experience that benefits their future employers while producing valuable intellectual property that directly benefits our industry partners.
1,200+ hours devoted to developing your engineering solution
Exposure to students with creative young minds and high employment potential
Teaching and project management opportunities for your employees
Connection to advanced research and technology at UD
Chesapeake Light Craft
Fortive: Specialty Product Technology
Helen F Graham (Christiana Care)
Independence Prosthetics & Orthotics
Merck & Co.
New Bolton Center
Phase Sensitive Innovations (PSI)
Precision Air Convey
Schiller Grounds Care
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics
Terumo Medical Corporation
The Gill Corporation
– Earth Ocean & Environment
– Mechanical Engineering
– Plant & Soil Sciences
– Physical Therapy
W.L.Gore & Associates