Senior Design

Senior Design

  • 2022 Senior Design Winner 1st Place
  • 2022 Senior Design Winner 2nd Place
  • 2022 Senior Design Winner 3rd Place
  • 2022 Senior Design Honorable Mention
  • Senior Design Student describing project
  • Senior Design Presentation
  • 2022 Senior Design Winners

Senior Design in the Washkewicz College of Engineering is our students’ capstone design experience. Student teams utilize their combined learning, experience, and ingenuity to solve challenging real-world design initiatives. Industrial and external institutional involvement is the key to the success of our senior design program. More importantly, it is the key to the ultimate success of our graduates in tomorrow’s engineering workforceFor more information on how to get involved as a project sponsor, please email Dr. Michael Adams, Director of Senior Design, at


2022 Senior Design Project Participants-2The Senior Design Capstone Course (Senior Design) is the culmination of students’ engineering education at Cleveland State University’s Washkewicz College of Engineering. The two-semester (Fall, Spring) long course gives students the opportunity to incorporate engineering principles learned throughout their academic careers into one final project.

2022 Senior Design Project Participants

Students, with the guidance of a faculty advisor and company liaison, work in teams of 3 to 4 to develop solutions to a wide variety of engineering problems. The majority of the projects are real-world problems provided by corporate sponsors. Student teams are required to develop a comprehensive project plan with a problem description, design alternatives, budget, equipment requirements, time schedule, final design, and in most cases, a prototype. Each student is expected to spend up to 200 hours working on the project (up to 1,000 person-hours per team), corresponding to a five-credit-hour course.

Senior Design Symposium and Awards Dinner

The Senior Design Capstone Course typically concludes with the annual Senior Design Symposium and Awards Dinner. The event features a poster presentation, a keynote presentation from an engineering industry leader and concludes with the awarding of cash prizes to the top three Senior Design Projects. 

Senior Design Symposium 2022