Mechanical Engineering Capstone Design

Challenging our future engineers with design projects that benefit the common good.

What is Capstone Design (ME 450)?

Undergraduate mechanical engineering students at the University of Michigan are required to complete a capstone design experience near the end of their degree program. The primary goal of the capstone design experience is to challenge students to synthesize their prior engineering knowledge and skills acquired in earlier course work and, using a systematic design process (from problem definition through validation), apply them to solving a real, open-ended engineering problem.

Most students currently fulfill this capstone design requirement by taking ME 450, Design and Manufacturing III.

Contact Us

For more information about the Mechanical Engineering Capstone Design experience, please contact:

Heather L. Cooper, PE

Lecturer and Capstone Design Course Coordinator