Research and Design Projects 

Undergraduate Projects

Senior Design is a transitional design experience in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) at CU Boulder. The purpose of this two semester course is to simulate an entry-level engineering project in industry—allowing students to apply professional skills and the engineering knowledge they acquired in the fundamental ME courses to a real-world, open-ended design challenge. Teams of 5-6 students engage in the engineering design process and produce actual hardware/software to present to sponsors.

Graduate Projects
Grad Design consists of teams of 3-4 students working on a design project:  the end result of this project is a piece of fully tested functional hardware with accompanying documentation. In many cases the project hardware will be representative of the final manufactured product.
Research-Sponsored Projects

Graduate students are sponsored by companies to work on solutions to complex research questions. Students have access to state-of-the-art research facilities in Mechanical Engineering to develop innovative solutions.

​Industry Research Center

MAST- Membrane Science, Engineering and Technology Center, is one of National Science Foundation's longest-running cooperative research centers, which is a multi university research cooperative between the University of Colorado and New Jersey Institute of Technology.




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