All undergraduates in the CU-Boulder Aerospace Engineering Sciences (AES) Department are required to take a two-semester capstone project course during their senior year. This course consists of Design Synthesis in the fall semester and Design Practicum in the spring semester.
The purpose of the Senior Projects course is for students to learn the systems engineering process, develop professional skills, and integrate science and engineering knowledge in a rigorous, structured, requirements-based design environment. Every project conceives, designs, manufactures, and tests a system to solve a specific customer problem.
Exploratory or proof-of-concept projects can be quite successful as an undergraduate capstone senior project. Benefits to the customer include:
Professor Jim Nabity