At the College of Engineering & Applied Science, experiential learning, a critical UWM 2030 initiative, is essential to preparing our students for careers in engineering and computer science. One important pathway for students to accomplish this is through participation in a Senior Design Project, a required course for all undergraduates in our college.
The Senior Design course is an opportunity for students apply what they have learned within their major over their undergraduate years to a project of their choice that demonstrates their knowledge of essential skills and concepts. Teamwork is fundamental to the experience; learning to work effectively in teams is integral to being successful in a career.
Students choose a project that they find interesting or often corporate partners ask a student team to solve a real-world problem.
Each team presents its project to a group of evaluators at the end of the term. Winning teams are recognized at the Order of the Engineer ceremony.