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We Build Engineers

Real world experience is the cornerstone of our engineering undergraduate program. Nothing exemplifes this more than Senior Design where we don’t just teach engineering— We Build Engineers.

Since 1999, Senior Design has

Addressed

500+

Design Challenges

Partnered with

100

Industry, Academic & Community Sponsors

Graduated

2,000

Engineering Students

The Challenge

Students design, build, and test a solution to their industry sponsor’s engineering challenge. They hone their technical and managerial skills as they move their ideas from concept to reality. Working under the guidance of a faculty advisor, students develop multi-disciplinary teams equipped to serve a variety of technical problems. Students and faculty have expertise in:

  • Aerospace
  • Biomedical
  • Composites
  • Manufacturing
  • Robotics & Controls

The Solution

At the end of the semester-long course, students present their sponsors with a tangible solution to their original challenge. Many sponsors integrate these solutions directly into their design and manufacturing processes. Students utilize the University of Delaware’s on-site design workshops and laboratories to fabricate and test their designs. this includes:

  • Student Design Studio
  • Machine & Electronics Shops
  • Materials testing Facility
  • Computational Simulation Software
  • Rapid Prototyping Systems

Interdisciplinary Teams

Our student teams span several disciplines, including: Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Civil & Environmental Engineering.

The Impact

Senior Design builds lasting partnerships between the university of Delaware and the business community. Our graduates gain real-world experience that benefits their future employers while producing valuable intellectual property that directly benefits our industry partners.

Sponsor Benefits

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1,200+ hours devoted to developing your engineering solution

 

Exposure to students with creative young minds and high employment potential

 

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Teaching and project management opportunities for your employees

 

Connection to advanced research and technology at UD

 

Past Sponsors

Advanced Materials Technology
Agilent Technologies
Air Liquide
Avkin
Chesapeake Light Craft‎
Christiana Care
DePuy-Synthes
Fortive: Anderson-Negele
Fortive: GEMS
Fortive: Specialty Product Technology
Globus Medical
Helen F Graham (Christiana Care)
Hologic
ILC Dover
Independence Prosthetics & Orthotics

Johnson & Johnson
Merck & Co.
New Bolton Center
Norwalt Design
Phase Sensitive Innovations (PSI)
Precision Air Convey
Qfix
Sawbones
Schiller Grounds Care
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics
Smiths Detection
Southco
Speakman
Terumo Medical Corporation
The Gill Corporation

University of Delaware
– Athletics
– Earth Ocean & Environment
– Mechanical Engineering
– Plant & Soil Sciences
– Kinesiology
– Physical Therapy
W.L.Gore & Associates
West Pharmaceuticals
Xergy

Contact

Jenni Buckley, PhD
jbuckley@udel.edu
302-831-3460