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College of Engineering and Applied Science

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at UC Denver
Senior Design

Engineering Senior Design Competition

Semi-annual event showcases students' best work

Next scheduled event:
Friday, May 12, 2017
9 - 11:30 a.m.
North Classroom Atrium | Auraria Campus

What is it?

In their final year of engineering curriculum, students in the College of Engineering and Applied Science take a Senior Design class that provides an important design experience that is the culmination of the knowledge and skills they have learned. It is the first time in the curriculum that engineering students formally learn about such things as solving a problem for someone else, design tradeoffs, cost and budgeting, documentation of process and product, scheduling tasks with lead time, and experiencing all sorts of human factors involved in teamwork. Each semester the college holds a competition where industry judges select top projects and teams for recognition. Everyone is invited to attend and to see the amazing work of our students.

Fall 2016 Winners
Project Axle
Civil Engineering:
Lakewood Gulch Channel Restoration
Computer Science:
Electrical Engineering:
Radiation Reduction for Fluoroscopy Procedures
Mechanical Engineering:
Energy Lynx
Lynx Motorsports Formula SAE


 Previous Competition Results


 Spring 2016

 ​Fall 2015

 Spring 2015

 Fall 2014

Overall winner (tie): Micro Hydro Generator (Electrical Engineering) and The Locksmith Team​​ (Computer Science and Engineering)​

Department winners:

Computer Science and Engineering: ECM Atlas
Electrical Engineering: Fundamental Servo Controller
Mechanical Engineering: CU Denver Motorsports Formula SAE

 Spring 2014


 Fall 2013

Overall best project: Remote Emergency Biometric System

Best departmental projects:


 Spring 2013

Overall best project: TheraGO: Motor-Assisted Therapeutic Tricycle

Best Departmental Projects:


 Fall 2012

​Overall best project: TheraGO​

Best Departmental Projects:

Read the fall 2012 competition recap from CU Denver University communications.


 Spring 2012

Overall Best Project: The Upcyclatron, mechanical engineering

Best Departmental Projects: