Industrial Engineers and systems engineers often have project management, systems integration and/or technical design responsibilities. Whether working as a resident industrial engineer or as an internal or external consultant, it is imperative that the student have the skills and knowledge associated with the technical, project management and customer delivery components of technical projects.
The Senior Design program is the capstone, integrative experience that provides the basic skills to senior students needed to effectively plan, manage and control, and successfully execute technical projects.
Across two academic semesters, student teams study project management in order to apply their acquired technical skills and knowledge to develop a proposal and design a solution for a real-world problem from a manufacturing or service industry.
Senior Design is not just a project; it is about the process of managing project and designing alternative solutions based on data collection. Students have a course, attended twice per week in addition to the project they manage.