Projects occur during fall and spring semesters, with some departments running projects across both semesters. Submit your project sponsorship by early September in order to be considered for that academic year.
Senior Design is a required course for seniors across many departments. It provides a capstone experience allowing students to tackle a "real-world" engineering design problem in some depth. At the end of the spring semester, students present their work in the Engineering Senior Design Expo to a broad audience inclusive of fellow students, faculty and industry partners.
Many of our departments work with industry and other external partners. We also offer an interdisciplinary senior design experience, allowing students from two or more departments to work together.
Companies interested in sponsoring senior design projects will receive the following benefits:
Companies wishing to receive additional benefits across the entire academic year may choose to sponsor senior design through our Engineering Partnerships Program. For more information or to become a partner, contact Nick Lane at (716) 881-8051 or Christine Human at (716) 645-4374.
Sponsor interaction typically includes the following:
We respectfully request an investment be made to the Senior Design Course Support Fund. (For more information, contact Andrew Olewnik.) This gift will support students in their projects including prototyping material, laboratory and machine shop use and investment, software and computing needs, and the Senior Design Expo.