Design projects are an integral component of our undergraduate programs. They are part of several required and elective undergraduate courses, starting as early as the freshman year. These projects prepare our students for the culminating team-based design experience during their senior year.
Senior Design Projects
Our students produce designs that are ultimately built in hardware in our senior design lab. Many of our projects also have a significant software aspect to them as well as being multidisciplinary in nature. Our students work with bioengineers, cybersecurity engineers, mechanical engineers, and others to come up with innovative designs to solve challenging problems.
Each semester, we select the winner of the outstanding senior design project award. We encourage you to browse through some of our latest list of projects and award recipients:
ECE/VSE Satellite Communications Ground Station
William Barnhart, Jamil Al Kallas, and Dominic Nguyen
Project Advisor: Dr. P. Pachowicz
Chris Carlson, Taylor Delawter Reuter, Thao Tran, Huy Vo, and Zachary Yarashus
Project Advisors: Dr. J. Jones and Dr. J. Nelson
Joseph Coffin, Thai Huynh, Pedro de Jesus, Alex Maxseiner, Lance Strain, and Nguyen Vo
Project Advisors: Dr. Brian Mark and Dr. Peter Paris
List of Awarded Senior Advanced Design Projects is listed here.
For more information contact Peter Pachowicz, ECE Department Senior Design Project coordinator
Members of student organizations are also actively involved in interesting projects. Students who want to get involved are encouraged to participate in one or more of these clubs.
The main goal of the IEEE’s Mason brain team video “is to show people how powerful and versatile machine learning can be” —Jay Deorukhkar, BS computer engineering