MEM is an independent academic program that belongs to both the School of Engineering and the School of Business. The students majoring in MEM graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree conferred by both the School of Engineering and the School of Business.

Senior Design Program

During a two-semester senior design course, students work in groups to solve real-life engineering problems. The first semester covers manufacturing and production cases in preparation for the senior design experience. Students will also complete the first phase of their two-semester engineering design project focused on product/process creation or improvement, including problem definition, background, and a preliminary proposal.

In the second semester students will perform the design, fabrication, and testing of their product design or implementation, testing, and procedure writing for their process design. The proposal from the first semester guides the fabrication or implementation and testing to meet a detailed specification of engineering requirements. Both written and oral reports will be required. The Business and Engineering faculty will be jointly involved.

Some of the MEM senior design projects involve an industry sponsor. Past sponsors include:

  • Sikorsky Aircraft
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Trumpf
  • Dymax
  • Frito-Lay
  • Tyco SimplexGrinnell
  • Safran MorphoTrust
  • Waste to Water
  • Plastonics
  • Airbornway Corporation

Industry sponsors have a chance to meet and work with students for focused hiring. Sponsors provide a technical representative to periodically meet with the team, monitor and mentor their progress, and infuse real-world input and guidance.

Please contact us to sponsor a project or to learn more.

Dr. Diane Van Scoter
860-486-0415
diane.van_scoter@uconn.edu

Past Projects: 2015, 2016, 2017