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SDSU Engineering Senior Design

Completing a senior design project is the culminating experience for undergraduates in the Engineering curriculum. In the Senior Design Project course, students apply the knowledge they have gained during their time as an undergraduate to a group project; the group works together to design and create a solution to an engineering problem in the real world.

Here are some examples of great projects completed by engineering students at SDSU

GETS Global Emergency Tracking System
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Global Emergency Tracking System (GETS) utilizes an Inertial Navigation System (INS) via dead
reckoning and transmit the information back to an incident command station in real-time to be displayed in 3D. This device focuses on the transmission and display methods of real-time 3D tracking data.
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Sponsored by Cubic Corporation

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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We bring  you a robot designed to use autonomous navigation through a mapped course. It will use a mixture of touch sensors, ultrasonic object avoidance, radiosignal, and smart microcontroller programming to navigate through the course and pass through 5 beacons in the shortest amount of time. Learn More

X-Arm Designs
Mechanical Engineering

X-Arm Designs standing next to a quad
The goal of this project is to build a fully adjustable long travel suspension system that will perform above the standards of the stock ATV suspension within certain specifications.  Learn More

Support from Industry

The College receives support from many of our industry partners for our Senior Design Projects.
Support from corporate sponsors provides students with the mentorship and financial support to:

  • identify problems and solutions with real world application
  • work with experienced engineers in the corporate workplace and
  • purchase needed supplies & equipment to produce a working prototype as part of their project.

To request information about corporate sponsorship of our projects please email

To learn more about projects happening in our departments, please visit:

Aerospace Engineering

Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering Senior Design

Mechanical Engineering

Design Day 2014

Design Day 2014

Thanks for joining us at our annual College of Engineering Design Day! View photos of the event.

Project Lead the Way 2014

Cracking Eggs and Sorting Marbles

San Diego State hosted 120 teachers for Project Lead the Way - it's largest class yet.

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Zahn Innovation Center

Apply to the $50K Zahn Challenge for SDSU students, faculty and staff with an idea for a commercial enterprise, social enterprise or project resulting in a social impact.

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