About the University of Arizona Engineering Interdisciplinary Capstone

Does your company have pressing projects?

Could these projects provide real-world design experience for undergraduate engineers?

Do you want to connect with the University of Arizona?

The Engineering Interdisciplinary Capstone is a university-industry partnership that allows companies to tackle pressing projects through motivated engineering students and provides students with impactful real-world experience. Get a fresh perspective from a team of senior engineering students from the University of Arizona.

Now, more than ever, industry-university partnerships benefit everyone involved! The College of Engineering is engaging more with industry to offer programs that work in line with their objectives. In the end, the product of those relationships has become very valuable to the community.

The 2019-2020 Engineering Interdisciplinary Capstone features:

Seniors from multiple disciplines

Projects result in working prototype hardware, software and patents


Student teams mentored by industry professionals

Extramural-sponsored projects 

Excellent opportunity for early access to top talent

Years in operation

In externally sponsored design awards

The Process

Industry Sponsors Projects Submitted

Project Planning and Acceptance

Mentor-Project Assignments

Student Team Selection for Project

2-Semester Engineering Design Process

Project Posters and Designs Exhibited at Craig M. Berge Design Day

Design Day Judging and Award Nomination

Design Day Award Ceremony

Student teams take a project from identifying client needs to manufacturing and testing over the course of two semesters

With a focus on learning to apply a systematic design process to reliably develop creative, yet practical, designs, the class will provide students just-in-time access to engineering design process skills and tools. Sponsors are given the opportunities to interact with potential future employees before their graduation.

Connect your company’s research and development needs to the diverse and creative environment at the University of Arizona! Learn more about being a sponsor today.

Learn More!

Participating University of Arizona programs and departments include:

  • Aerospace engineering
  • Architectural engineering
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Biosystems engineering
  • Chemical engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Electrical and computer engineering
  • Engineering management
  • Environmental engineering
  • Industrial engineering
  • Materials science and engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Mining engineering
  • Optical sciences and engineering
  • Systems engineering