The two-semester capstone senior design sequence provides a bridge between concepts learned in the classroom and the practical application of these concepts in an industrial setting. Teams of students work on real-world materials problems supported by local industrial sponsors.
Reception and Prizes
A reception is held on the day of final presentations. Cash prizes are awarded to the team giving the best oral presentation and the team that prepares the best written report. The same team cannot win both prizes. The presentation winner is announced at the reception and the written report winner is announced at the MSE Graduation Ceremony.
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*Fee structure: $8,500 per project or $20,000 paid upfront for three projects. The three projects can be spread over one, two, or three years. The three-project option will involve three separate senior design teams, each with a different faculty advisor.