Engineering Design Day

The Ultimate Challenge

All UA Engineering students take design courses and complete design projects. That’s one big reason recruiters consider our students work ready. The majority also participate in the UA Engineering Design Program.

Interdisciplinary teams of four to six seniors collaborate on industry-sponsored projects in the fall and spring semesters of their final year as part of the Design Program.

Teams design, build and test tools and technologies in areas ranging from aerospace to electronics and from energy to medicine. The projects are anything but pie in the sky – although many do involve flying objects!

Seniors make discoveries in wind tunnels and at mines, manufacturing and wastewater treatment plants, wildlife preserves and medical labs; and with some of the world’s largest telescopes.

Countdown to Design Day 2017 on May 1

Student wearing UA shirt and protective eyewear uses a circular saw to cut metal, sending up a shower of sparks


Check the agenda for the judging schedule, project demos, awards timing and more!


Find out where your favorite team will be inside the Student Union or out on the Mall!

Sponsor Us!

Celebrate student innovation with a prize in your company’s name and area of choice.

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For information on visiting Design Day, click here.


Learn more about becoming a sponsor here.