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Each year, hundreds of teams in the Texas A&M University College of Engineering participate in senior capstone projects as part of the degree requirements for their major. Senior capstone projects allow students to collaborate on team projects sponsored by industry, government agencies and others. They apply their knowledge and skills to develop design solutions that meet sponsor requirements.

Each capstone project is assigned to a team of four to six engineering seniors. The team has access to the SuSu and Mark A. Fischer '72 Engineering Design Center, a 60,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility. The center features a fabrication center (including a CNC, mills and lathes), a prototype center (various types of 3D printers, PCD board milling, reflow and surface mount soldering), a parts library, and access to experienced staff.

Capstone projects may be one or two semesters, depending on the major. Project deliverables may include conceptual designs, engineering analysis studies, hardware/software prototypes and test data.

Benefits to Industry

Benefits to industry members of participating in our senior capstone projects include that they:

  • Get innovative design concepts to existing problems.
  • Receive prototypes of developed solutions.
  • Get quality technical work from a team of senior undergraduate students.
  • Evaluate a student team for potential future hires.
  • Raise company awareness within the engineering industry.
  • Showcase a project at the annual Engineering Project Showcase.

Texas A&M University offers several contractual options to accommodate industry needs for confidentiality, intellectual property and deliverables.

If you are interested in opportunities for sponsoring a capstone project, please contact the office of Industry and Nonprofit Partnerships at

Departmental Capstone Designs

See below for information on capstone design across various engineering departments:

Sponsored project details can be found in the "Team Description" section of the booklet.