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All seniors in the Stewart School of ISyE culminate their undergraduate educational experience with a capstone course called Senior Design. This course provides students with firsthand experience at solving real-world problems in a team environment. Student teams select a major design project from a company or not-for-profit organization and exploit all available resources in order to develop a solution for the project client.
This Spring 2008 team worked with Professor Ozlem
 Ergun on ocean carrier bid optimization for the Next Wave agency
Senior Design is a unique opportunity for organizations to partner and interact with ISyE undergraduate students, and is truly a win-win collaboration for both ISyE undergraduate students and our industry partners. It provides students with a design experience similar to current ISyE professional practice and industry with new methodologies and innovative approaches to attack their problems.

Now Seeking Senior Design Mentors

ISyE is now accepting applications for established professionals who can mentor undergraduate teams working on senior design projects. If you would like to mentor a team you can fill out an application here.

Senior Design Teambuilder is available for students.

The Senior Design TeamBuilder is a web based meeting place for students. They can find other students working on Senior Design projects the same semester, with complimentary skillsets and schedules and in the same industry. Students who would like to use the TeamBuilder can join here.


To submit a Senior Design project for students to consider  CLICK HERE

CLICK HERE to to view a list of submitted projects.

Interface Team Wins First Place in the Fall 2012 Senior Design Competition
Out of seventeen teams of undergraduate students in the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE), the Interface team has been selected to receive the coveted first place award in the Fall 2012 Senior Design Competition.

GE Energy Team Wins First Place in 2012 Spring Senior Design Competition
Out of twenty-four teams of undergraduate students in the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Enginnering (ISyE), the GE Energy team has been selected to receive the coveted first place award in the Spring 2012 Senior Design Competiton.

Father and Son Share Unique Senior Design Experience
John Kang, IE 2011, was on the Senior Design team who won 1st place in the fall 2011 Senior Design Competition. His father, Chang W. Kang, PhD, visiting professor in ISyE, advised a team of Senior Design students who made it as finalist in the Senior Design Competition in 2009.

Senior Design Team Wins First Place at 2012 IIE Southeast Regional Conference Paper Competition
The Railcar Management Senior Design Team who won first place in the fall 2011 Senior Design Competition, continue to receive high honors, winning first place at the 2012 IIE Southeast Regional Conference Paper Competition, as well as being featured recently in The New York Times.

Fall 2011: Railcar Management Senior Design Team Wins First Place
After a semester of collaborating with corporate partners to solve an industry specific problem using new methodologies and innovative approaches in their solutions, three out of seventeen teams were chosen as finalist in the Senior Design Competition. The team who worked on a project sponsored by Railcar Management, Inc. received the coveted first place award in the competition.

A Win-Win Collaboration: Senior Design Facilitates Learning and Benefits Industry
This article, which appeared in the 2011 issue of the ISyE Alumni Magazine, highlights Senior Design as a unique opportunity for companies and organizations to partner and interact with bright, creative, and dedicated students, creating a truly a win-win collaboration for both the students and industry partners.

Spring 2011: Comcast Senior Design Team Takes First Place
Out of the 24 Senior Design teams who tackled solving real-world problems for a variety of companies this semester, three teams rose to the top to find themselves in the much sought after and hard won position of being finalist in the end-of- semester Senior Design Competition. The team who worked on a project sponsored by Comcast garnered first place in the competition.

GE Energy Team Wins Fall 2010 Senior Design Competition
Students comprising the GE Energy project team, the winning team in the Fall 2010 Senior Design Project competition, credit team work as being a considerable factor that drove their team to win the renowned competition.

UPS Team Wins Spring 2010 Senior Design Competition
In a field of outstanding project teams, the UPS team stood out as the spring 2010 winner of the renowned Senior Design Project competition.

GE Energy Team is Fall 2009 Senior Design Project Winner
The GE Energy Senior Design team captured first place in the renowned end-of-the semester Senior Design Competition. Senior Design, considered to be the most important and most challenging industrial engineering course an undergraduate student will experience, sets students in motion to become successful industrial engineers. During the course, students are pushed to think outside the box as they adapt what they have learned in their classes to tackle a complex real world problem.

Spring 2009: AJC Senior Design Team Wins First Place
This spring, the Senior Design team who worked on a project sponsored by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) snagged the much sought after first place in the end-of-semester Senior Design Competition.

2008 Senior Design: First Place Goes to the Manheim Seattle Team
"Senior Design was simultaneously one of the best and most gut-wrenching experiences I've had at Tech. I had never before been part of such a large collaborative effort; we were continually challenged and pushed to our limits. We learned to use our course work as a base and then go beyond," said Margaret Reinhard, one of the students on the Manheim Seattle team who came in first place in the finalist presentations.

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Finding Innovative Solutions Working with a Student Senior Design Team
Interview with Jud Savelle. This interview appeared in the Fall 2008 issue of Industrial & Systems Engineering. View the PDF

Best of Senior Design Spring 2008
Students enrolled as seniors in the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE) culminate their undergraduate educational experience with a capstone course called Senior Design. Students work in teams of five to six individuals on a current, real-world design project. While projects vary in scope, all projects have some design component and provide a value-added change within an organization.

Senior Design Group Works to Eliminate Malaria in Sudan (PDF) This article appeared in the Spring 2008 issue of Engineering Enterprise. This first place team from the Fall 2007 semester worked with the CDC to develop an effective production and distribution method to reduce the malaria-transmitting mosquito populations in Sudan, Africa. View the PDF

Senior Design Finalists Compete for First Prize
ISyE's Senior Design course wrapped up fall semester with very impressive results. Out of the twenty student groups who competed, three were selected as finalists to present their projects to faculty, students, and industry sponsors on December 12, 2007.

We would like to thank the following companies for their financial support of our Senior Design Program:

michelin
dicks
   
Caterpillar
Norfolk Southern