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About Senior Design Projects

Each 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.

Every Senior Design Project is a two-semester course required for all School of Engineering seniors to graduate. Each team of 3-5 seniors is mentored by Engineering faculty collaborating with the sponsor.

Sponsors gain first-hand experience of teaming up with potential future employees to help the project succeed. Our students learn how to work collaboratively in a real-world setting, while producing periodic reports on their ideas, strategy, techniques and progress.

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

Learn More AboutSenior Design and Annual Senior Design Demonstration Day.

Virtual Senior Design Day is now LIVE: Demonstration Day is @ Friday, May 1st, 2020 and to view the projects can be seen here.
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In the 2019-2020 Academic year, Senior Design teams are collaborating on 228 projects, 80% of them with external sponsors.

Thank you to all sponsors and supporters of this great program.

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Senior Design Project News

  • Providing Innovative Solutions to Technical Challenges Providing Innovative Solutions to Technical Challenges
    Two hundred and twenty-eight groups, consisting of nearly 800 seniors, stood proudly by projects ranging from as small as a cyborg insect, to as large as an all-electric car inside of Gampel Pavilion. The capstone projects, which were the culmination of a year’s-worth of work, are known as Senior Design, and are presented annually at Senior Design Demonstration Day.
    Posted on May 3, 2018
  • Beyond Senior Design: Bringing Hospital Communications into the Future Beyond Senior Design: Bringing Hospital Communications into the Future
    By: Eli Freund, Editorial Communications Manager, UConn School of Engineering Hospitals are one of the busiest places that an individual can be in. Doctors and nurses are running around, often supervising many patients, and during hectic times caregivers are confronted with the task of prioritizing patient’s needs, which is a very complex process. But two […]
    Posted on June 21, 2018
  • WFSB Channel 3 Feature on Senior Design Demonstration Day WFSB Channel 3 Feature on Senior Design Demonstration Day
    UConn engineering students displayed projects that they’ve been working on all year on Friday. There’s about 230 projects, 800 seniors, in groups of 3 to 4, and they’ve been working on these projects all year long. “Our project is to control an electric motor for that car over there. It’s very efficient for its size and weight and provides a lot of power output 80 kilowatts 107 horsepower,” said Daryl Biron, a UConn senior.
    Posted on April 28, 2018



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 method
  • Construct a working prototype
  • Synthesize design know-how
  • Perform simulations

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