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University of Nevada, Las Vegas


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.


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


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




Awards sponsored by Fred and Harriet Cox

Senior Design Instructors:

Dr. Barbara Luke, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Construction
Dr. Evangelos Yfantis, Department of Computer Science
Mr. Brandon Blackstone , Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dr. Joseph Aldridge, Department Entertainment Engineering and Design
Dr. Zhiyong Wang, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Senior Design Judges:

Ary Benoualid, Marnell LLC.
Mike Brown-Cestero, Solotech US Corp
Eric Cox, Telulex Inc.
Mark Newburn, Vizics Inc.
Clark McCarroll, NV Energy