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ME Capstone - Sequence A: Student Design Competitions Capstone

Capstone Sequence A – Required courses

  • MECHENG 4900 ME Capstone Design I (1.5 cr hrs)
  • MECHENG 4902.01 ME Capstone Design II (1 cr hrs)
  • MECHENG 4902.02 ME Capstone Design III (2.5 cr hrs)

5 hours total

Note: The following capstone option requires enrollment in MECHENG 4900 autumn semester.

MECHENG 4902.01 and 4902.02: Student Design Competitions 

Students work on design projects arising from various student team competitions in engineering. The emphasis will be on automotive projects similar to Baja SAE, EcoCAR2, Buckeye Electric Motorcycle and Buckeye Bullet, among others. Note that these projects are tightly formulated to aid student teams in the design and manufacturing of specific components or systems for the vehicles. Some examples include advanced braking systems, high-performance composite structures and the creation of real-time vehicle telemetry. Student teams also document their designs so a record can be created for the various vehicle systems. Permission from the instructor is required to be enrolled in this capstone sequence.

Capstone Sequence A

Course requirements

  • Capstone Sequence A starts with MECHENG 4900, which lasts seven weeks (Session 1).
  • MECHENG 4902.01 begins during week eight of the same semester and continues to the end of the semester (Session 2). 
  • At the time of registration, you must enroll in both MECHENG 4900 and MECHENG 4902.01.
  • You must finish the sequence (MECHENG 4902.02) the following semester or term. See the table in the Offerings section below:


At the time of registration, you must enroll in both MECHENG 4900 and MECHENG 4902.01 during the same semester. The sequence must be completed the following semester with MECHENG 4902.02. See sequence summary in table below:

Autumn Semester

Spring Semester

Session 1

Week 1-7

Session 2

Week 8-14

Full Term