Capstone Projects

All UCSB Mechanical Engineering seniors gain hands-on experience via the ME Capstone Project (ME189). Sample projects from recent years include: 

  • Microfluidic interface bonding tool
  • Human-powered concrete mixer sponsored by Engineers Without Borders
  • Autonomous data-collection oceanographic research vessel
  • Hydrocephalus shunt protection device sponsored by Medtronic
  • Helmet-mounted thermal imager with wifi stream for firefighters sponsored by FLIR
  • Magnetic tweetzers with oscillating field strength

Students work in teams under the direction of a faculty advisor to tackle an engineering design project. Engineering communication, such as reports and oral presentations are covered. We emphasize practical, hands-on experience, and integrate analytical and design skills acquired in companion senior-level core courses.

If you would like to sponsor a project, or would like to check what our students have created this year please visit our UCSB Engineering Capstone website!

For more information, please contact:

Tyler SuskoCapstone Instructor, Lecturer PSOE:

Thank you to our 2021-2022 Capstone Sponsors: