All seniors in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical and Energy Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Computer Engineering and Engineering Technology culminate their undergraduate engineering education with a two-semester capstone, senior design project. The senior design course provides students with hands-on experience at solving ‘real world’ problems while working in a team environment. Students learn important concepts such as project planning, designing, scheduling and working as a cohesive group to accomplish an objective. Many of the senior design projects in our college are sponsored by industry.
Senior design is a unique opportunity for companies, organizations and individual entities to partner and interact with students from our college, resulting in a win-win situation for both, our students and industry partners. The capstone course enables students to gain design experience, use innovative approaches and methodologies to solve engineering problems. In addition to providing invaluable practical technical experiences, the capstone course at UNT College of Engineering enables students to hone their communication skills by requiring them to make poster presentations and oral presentations before an audience of their peers, experts from industry and faculty. This is done on Design Day, an event that occurs in the last Friday of April every year.