Senior Design

Campbell School of Engineering culminates their hands-on, project-based approach to engineering education with industry-supported capstone projects.  Our Senior Design Sequence, ENGR 491 and 492, emulates a professional business environment where students are assigned to projects according to their professional interests.  Meeting regularly with industry sponsors, students learn the basics of project management and systems engineering as they demonstrate effective communication and problem-solving through documentation and presentations in their first semester.  In the second semester, the students develop and test their prototypes and present two design reviews and then deliver the final documents, which include design descriptions, test results and user manuals.

Industry-sponsored projects for 2024 – 2025 include:

  • Design a skydiving drone to autonomously track and video record skydivers (SkyDiveDrone, Florence, CO)
  • Develop a culver inspection system for submerged, large-diameter steel culverts (NCDOT, Wilmington, NC)
  • Develop a new fertilizer trencher for corn seeding implements (Renwood Farms, Charles City, VA)
  • Propose new designs for water return and sterilization in commercial swimming pools (Harnett County, Lillington, NC)