About the University of Arizona Engineering Interdisciplinary Capstone

Does your company have pressing projects?
Could these projects provide real-world design experience for undergraduate engineers?
Do you want to build a connection with the University of Arizona?

Engineering Interdisciplinary Capstone is a university-industry partnership that allows companies to tackle pressing projects through motivated engineering students and provides students with impactful real-world experience. Get a fresh perspective from a team of senior engineering students from the University of Arizona College of Engineering.

Now, more than ever, industry-university partnerships benefit everyone involved! The College of Engineering is engaging more with industry to offer programs that work in line with their objectives. In the end, the product of those relationships has become very valuable to the community.

The 2019-2020 Engineering Interdisciplinary Capstone features

460+

Students from multiple disciplines

80+

Projects

62

Extramural-sponsored projects

18+

Years in operation

Projects result in working prototype hardware, software and patents

Student teams mentored by industry professionals

Excellent opportunity for early access to top talent

$35k

In externally sponsored design awards in 2019-2020

The Process

1
Industry Sponsors Submit Projects
2
Project Planning and Acceptance
3
Mentor-Project Assignments
4
Student Team Selection for Project
5
2-Semester Engineering Design Process
6
Project Posters and Designs Exhibited at Craig M. Berge Design Day
7
Design Day Judging and Award Nomination
8
Design Day Award Ceremony

Student Teams take a project through the full process, from identifying client needs to manufacturing and testing, over the course of two semesters.

Students produce conceptual designs during the fall semester and build and demonstrate their finalized designs at Craig M. Berge Design Day. Each team is supervised, guided and graded by a professional in-house college mentor and an industry partner from their sponsor company as well. On Design Day, all projects are evaluated by independent judges, and students compete for a number of industry-sponsored prizes and awards on Design Day at the end of the spring semester.

Connect your company’s research and development needs to the diverse and creative environment at the University of Arizona!

Learn more about Sponsoring

Participating University of Arizona programs and departments include:

  • Aerospace Engineering*
  • Architectural Engineering*
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biosystems Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering*
  • Civil Engineering*
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering*
  • Optical Sciences and Engineering
  • Systems Engineering

*These disciplines conduct their own capstones; however, many students in the participating disciplines minor in some of these and have skills in those areas. Some also substitute this course or take it in addition to their own. 

Get started and sponsor a project now!

UA engineering students are ready to take your project from concept to reality.