Supporting Design Throughout
All Undergrad Years
The Craig M. Berge Engineering Design Program is one big reason recruiters are looking to hire the college’s students and graduates. They are well prepared to meet the world’s engineering challenges.
From introductory course activities to senior projects, the four-year program ties design to all levels of the undergraduate curriculum. It immerses students in hands-on design, community projects and business instruction, major-specific design courses, and capstone and entrepreneurship projects.
All undergraduates complete design projects that parallel real life – starting with, for example, portable solar ovens and water purifiers in their first year and culminating with design projects such as date palm pollinating drones and emergency beacon systems in their final year. All seniors take a design course, including many in the industry-supported, yearlong Interdisciplinary Capstone ENGR 498. Senior design courses culminate in a spectacular display of industry and faculty-sponsored projects at the Craig M. Berge Design Day.
Far-Reaching Benefits of Projects
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Sponsor an Interdisciplinary Capstone Project!
Talented and motivated engineering seniors spend the academic year working on your prototypes, to your specifications, and with the results becoming your intellectual property.
- Explore new technologies
- Move products and ideas to market
- Test-drive future employees
- Boost your company’s profile
Many industry partners also mentor senior design teams, serve as judges, and award prizes on Design Day.
From Awe-Inspiring Creations to Dream Jobs
“It definitely helped us prepare for the workforce. The whole process of senior design is like a little mirror of industry.”Laura Barajas, 2018 materials science and engineering senior
“They’re teaching them to think, not just to turn the crank. I was just awed by the quality of work UA students are doing.”Cliff Andressen, Design Above and Beyond prize sponsor
“They are not afraid to take on and develop complex design solutions and diligently work through the many challenges.”Sharon ONeal, program mentor & first female senior fellow at Raytheon Missile Systems
“It really speaks well of the market and the program here that all these students are finding jobs.”Scott Rowland, industry mentor & Northrop Grumman mechanical engineering manager