About Senior Design Program

photo-1-very-goodEach year, more than 100 leading manufacturing companies, pharmaceutical and medical firms, consulting practices, utilities as well as local, state and federal government agencies partner with the UConn School of Engineering through Senior Design Projects. These are cost-effective ways to work with Engineering seniors on a company project – a technical or design challenge or a novel idea – without a large investment.

Every Senior Design Project is a two-semester course required for all School of Engineering seniors to graduate. Having successful completed most of the Engineering curriculum, they must solve technical problems for sponsors in a real-world company. Each team of 2-4 seniors is mentored through the project by an Engineering professor working within the sponsor organization.

Result: Our sponsors gain first-hand experience of working with potential employees with no commitment other than to help the project succeed. Our students learn how to work collaboratively in a corporate setting, while producing professional periodic reports on their strategy, techniques and progress.

We are currently recruiting for projects. Please contact us to learn more.

Learn More About: Senior Design and Senior Design Day.

Save the Date: Demonstration Day is April 28, 2017 @ Gampel Pavilion, UConn Storrs Campus from 1pm to 4pm.

2017 Senior Design Booklet: Download Now(pdf)



Types of Projects

The following are samples of Senior Design projects that students can perform while tackling a technical challenge or exploring a new design or novel idea:

  • Research and analyze the problem.
  • Conceptualize new or alternate solutions.
  • Design or refine a device or method.
  • Construct a working prototype.
  • Synthesize design know-how.
  • Optimize and manufacture a prototype model,
  • Perform product simulations.

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Participation in a senior design project is an invaluable experience in preparation for a successful professional career. . . read more

-- Kelsey Boch ('13), University of Virginia Medical School

Michael Yanofsky

I learned a lot and am currently pursuing my MS in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Computer Aided. . .

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-- Michael Yanofsky ('12), Design Engineer, GE Industrial Solutions

Melissa C. Jacques

Senior Design is one of my fondest memories at UConn. It was our opportunity to implement the technical. . .read more

-- Melissa C. Jacques ('10), project engineer, GMC



The UConn senior design program provided me with invaluable hands on experience and employer . . . read more

-- Max Madore (‘13), test engineer, Phonon Corp