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Senior Design.

Developing design solutions for real world application.
Job seekers are often asked to have experience right out of college, and in our capstone course, you will gain that experience by solving real-world problems for corporate partners. Project suggestions come from department faculty, alumni, the department's external advisory committee, and other sources, including businesses themselves. Occasionally, senior design projects focus on a design problem for a philanthropic or charitable organization.

Experienced leadership.

Dr. Paul Weckler is the course instructor, and has mentored 76 senior design teams since 2001. The capstone design course sequence allows the student to demonstrate their ability to develop design solutions for real-world, open-ended Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering projects for clients in private industry or government agencies.

The OSU Applications Engineers are a major source of project suggestions.

The Applications Engineering Program is a partnership between Oklahoma State University, the Oklahoma Alliance for Manufacturing Excellence and the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science & Technology (OCAST), bringing engineering assistance to rural Oklahoma's small manufacturers. These small companies often have problems but lack the technical expertise to solve them, or the problem might not be an immediate or high priority. The Applications Engineering Program has been an excellent pipeline for state companies willing to sponsor a Senior Design project. The OSU Food & Agricultural Products Center (FAPC) and the OSU New Product Development Center (NPDC) are also sources for and partners in BAE Senior Design projects.

 

State ImpactThe Oklahoma Alliance for Manufacturing Excellence conducts an assessment of the
Applications Engineering Program and the benefits to the program's clients.
Based on their evaluation, the BAE Senior Design class has a significant economic development impact.


$345K
Cost savings

realized by senior design clients
49
jobs

created
30+
jobs

 retained
 $260K
funding provided

 by team sponsors since the capstone course was first created.

Past Projects

Examples of prior senior design team projects are listed below.

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