Initiate a Project

Make a lasting impact on the lives of our incredible students, and address a mechanical design challenge you are facing in an effective, affordable, and meaningful way.

The best Senior Capstone Design projects consist of mechanical design challenges - not just analysis - and are important to you, the client. This could mean a new product design, a product/component redesign, a manufacturing/process/thermal systems design, or another vital aspect that involves mechanical design. 

The project should take four students each roughly 10 hours/week over the course of one semester (3.5 months) to complete. It is preferable, but not necessary, that the project involve building a prototype.

Ideal projects contain multiple constraints (need not have all): economic, regulations, manufacturability, environmental, space, health, safety, sustainability, ergonomics, cultural. 

To propose a project or learn more, contact:

Emad JassimEmad W. Jassim, Ph.D., P.E.
Director of Undergraduate Programs
Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering
156 MEB
1206 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801 or 217-244-3634