The Jonsson School Engineering and Computer Science Senior Design Capstone Program is called UTDesign Capstone®. The UTDesign Capstone program is a shining star in the UT Dallas Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, projecting an all-time record of over 300 UTDesign Capstone projects in the current academic year. In a typical UTDesign Capstone project, teams of 4 to 6 senior undergraduate students work an average of 10 hours a week each for 2 semesters (1 semester for CS). This team-oriented Capstone project allows students to fully engage in the design, build and test development process and enables them to put in practice their project management and problem-solving skills.
Through UTDesign Capstone, students are connected to company sponsors and work with industry leaders to solve real-world engineering problems in new and innovative ways. The teams are also coached by a corporate mentor with significant industry experience, who acts as the technical point of contact for the company, as well as a UT Dallas advisor. Sponsored projects often enable opportunities for internships or eventual employment with the corporate sponsor.
The UTDesign studio provides students with over 40,000 square feet of ideation, fabrication, assembly, test and meeting space. The studio also offers 12,000 square feet of open lab with 81 working stations, adequately equipped with the tools and technology required for students to put their best ideas and creativity to work.
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Electrical and Computer Engineering seniors participate in a senior design project that tests their skills while preparing them for the working world.
“My favorite thing about senior design was the time I spent brainstorming technological ideas that pertained to my specific project and seeing our prototype to fruition with my friends and the support of our professors!”
Former Student, Alex Moreno
Browse through the full UTDesign site to see project details, corporate benefits, industry sponsors, and what it takes to become a project sponsor.