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The senior design program in the College of Science & Engineering’s Department of Engineering is a year-long opportunity for senior engineering majors to work directly with industry sponsors to produce a solution to a relevant issue. The project begins in the fall of students’ senior year, and project completion is expected the following spring. The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology requires a major design experience (MDE), and the senior design project is modeled after this to give students real-world experience.

This year's senior design presentations will be Thursday, April 27 at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Friday, April 28 at 7 p.m. in the BLUU Auditorium. See below for more details:

Thursday, April 27

5:00 p.m. - Senior design class sponsored by Colt Midstream 

Colt asked TCU Engineering students to design, develop and build to specs a small vapor recovery unit (VRU) that can economically, reliably, repeatedly, and safely gather vapors from atmospheric storage tanks that vent up to 5Mcf per day of hydrocarbon vapors.

Instructor: Dr. Bob Bittle

7:00 p.m. - Senior design class sponsored by Texas Instruments

The TCU senior design team was tasked to develop a robust testing system that can expose 20 Phase Light Modulator devices to different light sources with the capability of monitoring the temperature and light intensity at each device location.

Instructor: Dr. Sue Gong

Friday, April 28

7:00 p.m. - Senior design class sponsored by Diamondback Industries

DiamondBack Industries asked TCU engineering students to create a robot prototype that can autonomously retrieve tennis balls.

Instructor: Dr. Steve Weis

Learn more about TCU’s Department of Engineering and the Senior Design Project.