Senior Design Day


Each semester, as a senior-level student, you will form teams and compete in the college-wide senior design competition. This capstone competition is an opportunity for you to apply your knowledge from the classroom to real-world applications of product design, system solution or process improvement.

Many projects address specific requests from local businesses or industry and all projects are judged by faculty, the Engineering and Technology Alumni Society. and representatives from our corporate partners. 

All students, parents, friends, staff and faculty are invited to view presentations, celebrate the completion of your undergraduate career.

Senior Design 2020

Is your company facing a challenge that could be solved by a team of eager senior engineering students? Let NIU Senior Design team take on your challenge. The NIU CEET is in demand to solve real-world problems resulting in the creation of prototype products available for commercialization or the development of an industrial process improvement.

For a minor investment, your company gains the benefits of:

  • 40 state-of-the-art laboratories.
  • Industry-experienced faculty, distinguished experts in their fields.
  • A team of 3-5 seniors plus a graduate assistant and a faculty advisor.

Let us assemble a team that is tailored to your specific challenge, chosen from any combination of engineering disciplines including biomedical, electrical, engineering technology, mechanical and mechatronics.

Teams are being formed now for the fall 2019/spring 2020 academic year. Call us today: Gary Smith, director of outreach and diversity at or 815-742-7557.

Senior Design Sponsor Kit

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College of Engineering and Engineering Technology
Engineering Building
590 Garden Rd, DeKalb, IL