Senior Capstone Experience

All ECE students must complete a senior project to meet graduation requirements.

Students may complete the project requirements with participation in one of the following:

  1. The Engineering Clinic Program: industry-sponsored projects with funding/scholarships,
  2. A project typically in a team of 2 or more under the supervision of an ECE advisor.
  3. An individual research thesis under the supervision of an ECE advisor.

 

Project Registration

Spring semester, Junior year: students register for projects and begin working on proposals and abstracts in ECE 3900, Junior Seminar.

Students Sign-up Here: Industry Sponsor and Faculty projects

The Senior Project Approval Form must be approved by the end of ECE 3900, Junior Seminar, in order to be enrolled in the Fall semester for ECE 4900.


Project Option One: The Engineering Clinic Program

The Engineering Clinic Program puts students in specially-equipped laboratories to solve engineering challenges with industrial sponsors.

A “Clinic Team” has 4-5 students. Each student receives a $1,000 scholarship which is distributed in the Spring semester.  It is typically disbursed to the student’s account by the third week of the Spring semester.  Each team has a $3,000 discretionary budget with an option to request more under certain circumstances.

 

Project Option Two: Senior Projects

Students may choose to complete a project they design themselves. Typically, this project will be completed in a team of two or more students. The completion of this project must be supervised by an ECE faculty member.  Please email Dr. Angela Rasmussen (angela.rasmussen@utah.edu) with any questions related to senior projects.

 

Project Option Three: Senior Thesis

Students may choose to complete an individual research thesis under the direction of a ECE faculty member. This option is primarily for students who are planning to pursue a graduate degree. Please email Dr. Angela Rasmussen (angela.rasmussen@utah.edu) with any questions related to senior projects.


 

Senior Project Writing and Presentation Requirements

Students will complete design reviews and present their results as part of the senior project writing and presentation requirements.

These requirements apply to all of the three options above.