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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

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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

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2016 Design Day

Please join us for the SDSU College of Engineering's 2016 Design Day, taking place on Wed. May 4th 2016, from 1:30PM-3:30PM in the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union Center, Montezuma Hall. Our Senior Design students will be participating in over 50+ projects on interactive display! [Booklet]


Welcome New Faculty

The College of Engineering welcomes our five new outstanding faculty starting in Fall 2016.

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Engineering & Interdisciplinary Sciences Complex

The EIS Complex is a key piece in the drive to become a top-50 public research university. Not only will it enhance SDSU’s teaching and research capacities, it will also help attract the best and brightest research faculty and students. 

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SDSU Mechatronics Takes 1st

The SDSU Mechatronics Club took first place in the 18th annual Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) RoboSub Competition.

K-12 STEM Education at SDSU, the Project Lead the Way Program

San Diego State will be hosting over 240 teachers for Project Lead the Way, beginning June 14-July 25, 2015 - it's the largest class yet.

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Zahn Innovation Center

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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