Senior Design Projects

All students in Mechanical Engineering are required to complete a one-year senior design project in their final year. This project constitutes their capstone design experience. The project has to run consecutively through two semesters.

Typically, students work in a team of five. The team is structured to represent a design team in industry with specific tasks for each member of the team on weekly or bi-weekly basis. The team has to undertake the full sequence of activities involved in bringing a product to the market in industry, including detailed analysis, planning, designing for manufacture, making CAD drawings, machining/manufacturing the product, testing and validation, making modifications as needed.

Major Design Reviews (Preliminary Design Review and Major Design Review) are conducted at periodic intervals. Students have to make oral presentations and submit a comprehensive report at the end of each semester.

Examples of recent projects include a “Gas-to-Wire Solution for Flare Gas Reduction” and “CFD Analysis of a new 16MW Titan 130 Turbine enclosure ventilation design” sponsored by Solar Design, “Hand-held foreign object debris detection system” and “Sonobuoy attachment device” sponsored by Northrop Grumman, and a “Tesla turbine within Organic Rankine Cycle” sponsored by Honeywell Refrigerants.

The design team will interact closely with a representative(s) from your organization during the course of the project, usually through a mentor. Each organization may submit a proposal(s) that includes the project title, objectives of the project, brief description, deliverables, and timeframe (either August-May, or January-December).

Senior Design Project Sponsorship Application

SENIOR DESIGN DAY PHOTOS Spring 2019

Spring 2019 Senior Design Day

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

1:30pm - 4pm

Montezuma Hall, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

SENIOR DESIGN DAY PHOTOS Fall 2018

Fall 2018 Senior Design Day

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Montezuma Hall, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

SENIOR DESIGN DAY PHOTOS Spring 2018

Spring 2018 Engineering Design DayWednesday, May 2, 20181:30pm - 3:30pmMontezuma Hall, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

SENIOR DESIGN DAY PHOTOS Fall 2017

Fall 2017 Engineering Design DayWednesday, December 13, 20178:30 am - 2:30 pmEngineering 3rd Floor Hallway

SENIOR DESIGN DAY PHOTOS Spring 2017

Spring 2017 Engineering Design Day
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
(ASU) Aztec Student Union Center, Montezuma Hall

  • ACL TEAR PREVENTION - “TEAR PROOF”
  • ADAPTIVE MOTION SURFBOARD FINS
  • AUTOMATED SMART WHEELCHAIR BAJA TRANSAXLE TEAM - “TRANSAXLE TEAM”
  • C.M.M.L. - “UTILITY POLE JACKING SYSTEM”
  • CELL MEMBRANE BIOREACTOR
  • COMPUTER CONTROLLED SMART-TOUCH FINGERS
  • DRS TEAM - “DRS PROJECT”
  • EDDY CURRENT DYNAMOMETER - “EDDY CURRENT DYNAMOMETER FOR FORMULA SAE”
  • ELECTROMYOGLOVE
  • EMG SENSOR GLOVE
  • ENERGY ANALYSIS OF A COMMERCIAL BUILDING
  • ENERGY RECOVERY - “ENERGY RECOVERY SYSTEM”
  • FORMULA ONE INSPIRED TRIKE
  • HI.BOTICS - “ELEVATED AUTONOMOUS TELEPRESENCE ROBOT”
  • KEG TEAM - “THERMOELECTRIC KEGERATOR”
  • KINETIC CELL PHONE CHARGER
  • PROSTHETIC HAND
  • RIKERS - “SURVIVAL MULTI-TOOL”
  • SDSU MECHATRONICS: ROBOSUB - “ROBOSUB”
  • SMART HEADPHONE
  • SMARTBOARD TEAM - “SMARTBOARD”
  • SMARTBOARD TEAM - “SMARTBOARD”
  • SOCAL SHIFTERS - “AUTOMATED GEAR SHIFTING FOR COMMERCIAL BICYCLES”
  • TEAM EOG - “WIRELESS ELECTROOCULOGRAPHY (EOG) DESIGN”
  • THERMAL SYSTEM DESIGNS - “FLAME TUNNEL IGNITION SYSTEM”
  • WIRELESS EEG HEADSET TEAM - “HEEGPHONES”
  • Reduced Oscillation 3D Printer
  • Assistive Exo-Thumb Depressor
  • Robotic Digits
  • New Suspension System for SDSU SAE Baja Club Car
  • Real-Time Flame Identification, Tracking, & Analysis
  • CNC Router
  • MOCAP: Capture the Vibe
  • Launch and Recovery Systems Design for Autonomous Naval Vehicles
  • Low Cost Deminer
  • Mini Baja Gear Box
  • Solar Tracking Autonomous Rover
  • SD Thruster
  • Smart Board
  • Smartboard
  • SproutBot
  • Rehabilitative Robotic Training Arm
  • Solar Tracker
  • Thermoacoustic Refrigeration System
  • Upper-Limb Rehabilitation Virtual Reality Module

Many of the above teams participated in the College of Engineering's Design Day.