Project management skills and interpersonal communication skills are developed and exercised throughout the duration of each project.
Every ME and MET student gains this experience since “Capstone” is a mandatory course sequence for all ME and MET students at MSU.
Senior capstone design courses provide engineering students in their senior year an opportunity to collaborate on team projects sponsored by industry and apply their knowledge and skills in developing a design solution that meets the design requirements of the sponsor.
Projects may include conceptual design and analysis studies and prototypes. Capstone senior design projects from the biomedical, biological, electrical, engineering technology and industrial distribution, computer science, industrial and systems, and mechanical engineering departments are showcased in the annual Senior capstone design courses vary within majors (one vs.
Depending on the character of the project, it is possible and often desirable to form interdisciplinary teams that include students from Electrical Engineering, Physics, Architecture, Business, etc.
Team progress is monitored by a faculty advisor or advisors assigned to mentor each group, and by the course instructor(s) who help to guide groups to a successful design.
Sponsoring a Senior Design Project at MSU begins with a problem you need solved or a challenge pertinent to your organization.
Referring to these guidelines, you will formulate a brief written project description.
ME and MET Senior students may begin their 2-term capstone sequence either in the Fall term (with completion Spring Semester), or they can begin in Spring term (with completion in the Fall).
Project proposal documents must be received by the capstone course instructor for a Spring start.