Mechanical Engineering
Capstone Design

Challenging our Future Engineers with Design Projects that Benefit the Common Good

Mentoring Toward Breakthrough Innovation 

Bring your ideas and needs to reality by mentoring a capstone design course project. These team projects are designed to be the culmination of the Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering (ME) degree program. 4- or 5-person project teams composed of Senior-year ME undergraduates work on a real-world, open-ended design problem you provide over a 14-week academic semester in the fall or winter.

Benefits Include

Types of Projects Accepted

Ideal Capstone Design projects are open-ended enough to allow for creative ideation, yet specific enough to require methods of engineering analysis to validate solutions within a 14-week semester. Learn more on the "Projects" page of this website.

Characteristics of a Great Capstone Design Project

Levels of Support

This support helps to cover administrative costs, normal project-related expenses, and allows us to offer pro bono projects to nonprofits and student groups. Contact us if you are a U-M faculty or staff member interested in mentoring a project.

ME 450 Students Building a Huge Rubik's Cube


For more information about the Mechanical Engineering Capstone Design experience, please contact or call (734) 615-8581.