Funder

National Security Technologies LLC; NV Energy; Zappos.com; JT3; Cirque Du Soleil; Switch; Dominic Anthony Marrocco

Document Type

Booklet

Publication Date

12-5-2012

Publisher

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

First page number:

1

Last page number:

48

Abstract

Senior Design Experience

Part of every UNLV engineering student's academic experience, the Senior Design project stimulates engineering innovation and entrepreneurship. Each student in their senior year chooses, plans, designs and prototypes a product in this required element of the curriculum. Working in teams, the senior design project encourages students to use everything learned in the engineering and computer design programs to create a practical, real world solution to an engineering challenge.

Beyond the classroom ...

Because of the requirement to work in teams, students also build good communication skills, presentation skills and even business writing skills. They also have to source and purchase the materials for the prototypes themselves, giving them real-world budgeting experience-all necessary skills to have in the business world.

Keywords

College seniors; Engineering – Study and teaching; Engineering design – Contests; Science projects; Undergraduate students

Disciplines

Civil and Environmental Engineering | Computer Sciences | Education | Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | Operations Research, Systems Engineering and Industrial Engineering

Language

English

Comments

Senior Design Instructors:

Dr. David Ashley, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Construction

Dr. Evangelos Yfantis, Department of Computer Science

Dr. Ke-Xun Sun, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr. Zhiyong Wang, Department of Mechanical Engineering Senior Design

Judges:

Ken Alber, The PENTA Building Group

Bradford Colton, American Pacific Corporation

Bala Kuthyar, Bally Technologies

Dr. Igor Tsapenko, Aldec Inc