Course Title

ENGR 4950: Engineering Senior Design I

Collaboration Overview

This course applies engineering design principles to a Capstone Engineering Project. Projects are team based and include developing project specifications and conceptual designs. Project requirements include significant written and oral communication components. Projects can fall into one of many categories including service, industry, and research projects. Prerequisite; senior standing in the Department of Physical Sciences and Engineering. Upon completion of this course, students should demonstrate competence in all seven of the ABET identified outcomes of an engineering education:

  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  • an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  • an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  • an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  • an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

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Timeline & Next Steps

  • March 2, 2021

    Collaboration request published. Industry Partners may express interest in participating.

  • March 2, 2021

    Educators will begin interviewing interested Industry Partners to discuss project ideas.

  • July 1, 2021

    Final date for Industry Partners to express interest in participating.

  • July 30, 2021

    Educators and Industry Partners finalize project charters, legal documents, and background materials.

  • August 30, 2021

    OFFICIAL PROJECT LAUNCH: We’ll find a time on this day to web conference you into our class to kickoff the project.

  • April 27, 2022

    OFFICIAL PROJECT END: We’ll find a time on this day to web conference you into our class to close the project.

Project Inspiration

Project templates by topic that might inspire you…

Product Design & Development

User Testing/Interviewing
Requirements Planning
Product Development/Extension

Research & Development

Competition Due Diligence
Industry Size Assessment
Partnership & Channel Mapping

Academic Mentors


Scott Kennedy 

[email protected]

Academic Program Details

SchoolAnderson University
CourseENGR 4950: Engineering Senior Design I
Graduate / Undergraduate
  • All Undergraduate
Students Enrolled5
Student Time Commitment4-7 Hours
Class Meeting Day & Time*MW 12:00 EST

*Note: Company, faculty, and students will finalize meeting and communication schedule after collaboration is finalized

Collaboration Requirements

Requested Industries
Aerospace & Defense, Biotech & Pharmaceuticals, Education, Health Care, Manufacturing, Non-Profit, Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities, Transportation & Logistics
Requested Company Size
  • Pre-Revenue Startup
  • Established Startup
  • High-Growth Startup
  • Small Business
  • Medium Business
  • Large Enterprise
Duration34.3 Weeks (08/30/2021 - 04/27/2022)
  • Fully Remote (located anywhere)
Company Time Commitment2 Hours per week of mentoring, answering key questions, and providing access to helpful resources
Project Count1


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