MME Senior Design Projects

Student explaining his senior design project on Natural Gas Hydrate
MME Senior Design Proposal Application

MME Senior Design Mission Statement : Developing design and manufacturing solutions for industrial businesses while providing a powerful real-world educational experience to Miami Engineering students.

Business Benefits

  • Multiple project teams of 3-5 senior-level engineers working 10 hours per week for 9 months to develop an optimized, customer-focused, manufacturing or design solution for your company (no wages or benefits required).
  • All projects at a minimum are required to produce a working drawing package, manufacturing plan, and functional prototype.
  • Each business will have access to attend the Senior Design Expo and exposure to Miami Engineering students for potential hiring purposes.

Project Quality Assurance

To ensure the quality of the project outcomes,

  • Each project team of engineers has an MME faculty advisor who will be directing and mentoring the students in the project activities.
  • Each project team is required to submit and pass 8 Gate Reviews to ensure project objectives are being met thoroughly and effectively.
  • An NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) can and will be signed by businesses to ensure protection of all development activities and proprietary information.

Next Steps

We will be in contact with you as soon as possible to inform you if your Project Proposal has been accepted and approved.  Note that this is a competitive market and not all Project Proposals will be accepted. If your project is not accepted, it will be added to our waiting list for future consideration.

Business Forms

2020-2021 Senior Design Award Winners

  • Best Overall Project Award: WHEELCHAIR (Minh Duc Hoang, Summer Libecap, Ayushya Saraswat, Andrew Schlichter)
    Advisor: Mark Sidebottom
    Goal: Modification of wheelchair to avoid arm injuries
  • Innovation Award SOLAR (Zach Andreson, Daniel Craft, Maddie Kleinhenz, Ethan Pennywitt, Spencer Teman)
    Advisor: John Richter
    Goal: Solar District Cut 2021 Design Competition
  • Manufacturing Award: SOFIDEL (Edith Luveina Joseph, Dylan Shumway, Hunter Friel, William Hoersten, Xiaohan Ma)
    Advisor: Muhammad Jahan
    Goal: Inventory layout design for Sofidel Paper
  • Humanitarian Award: LAX (Emma Baumgartner, Bennett Eagle, Allison Hoellrich, Conor Moore, Sterling Weatherford)
    Advisor: Yingbin Hu
    Goal: Design of lacrosse glove for student with disabled hand