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Project Requirements and Selection

Selecting a project is one of the most important decisions each team will make in Senior Design. While each team will pick its own project, remember that the course coordinator must approve the project prior to the start of the semester.

There are three main requirements that an ISyE Senior Design project must meet:

  • Design: A project may involve the analysis and presentation of data, cycle time analysis, simulation, optimization, determining standards, documenting process flow, etc., but by themselves, these contributions do not constitute a design project. A design project must include a recommendation for a change to a system and an economic analysis of the cost and benefit of the proposed change(s).
  • ISyE Methodology: The project must require the use of significant tools and methods learned in the ISyE curriculum. Building a tool (e.g., a simple spreadsheet) for an engineer or a manager to use might be quite valuable for a company, but it must contain ideas and/or methods of ISyE in order to meet the methodology requirements.
  • Value: Each team member is expected to spend a minimum of 12 productive hours per week on the project or over 1,080 hours per team over the semester. Therefore, expected value to the client must be at least what they would pay for 1,080 hours of consulting time. The scope and difficulty must also be appropriate for 1,080 hours of work.

Tips for Successful Projects:

  • Go into Senior Design prepared to work. This course is hard but will provide firsthand experience at solving real-world problems in a team environment.
  • Choose a client who agrees to take on the responsibility of providing your team with the necessary information and access in a timely manner.
  • Keep the project's big picture in mind. How will it provide value to the project clients? Express analyses and benefits from the project client's perspective.
  • Spend as much time at the project client site as possible - learn their business and operations first-hand.
  • A necessary condition for a successful project is that your client is happy with your work; however, because Senior Design is an academic course, it is also necessary to satisfy the requirements of design, methodology, value, professionalism, etc.
  • Stretch - don't be afraid to learn something new and don't be afraid to make mistakes. That's how you learn, which is what this course is all about.
  • Listen to your faculty advisor and respect his/her knowledge and experience.

Past Data

Senior Design Projects by StatePicture of states Senior Design Projects have participated in
Senior Design Projects by CountryPicture of countries Senior Design Projects have participated in
 

Sample of past project topics

  • Activity valuation
  • Capacity management
  • Customer service enhancement
  • Demand/price forecasting
  • Distribution network design
  • Energy usage reduction
  • Equipment replacement planning
  • Facility layout/redesign
  • Flow management
  • Inventory planning
  • Manufacturing line/cell design
  • Materials handling
  • Money/capital management
  • Pricing strategy
  • Preventative maintenance scheduling
  • Process design/redesign
  • Production scheduling
  • Supply chain design
  • Technology integration
  • Vendor selection
  • Waste reduction
  • Workforce scheduling
 

Senior Design Project Clients 2005-2015

  • Acuity Brands
  • ADEX Machining
  • ADP
  • Aerotron
  • AGL Resources
  • AirTran
  • Alternate Apparel
  • Amazon
  • American Birkebeiner
  • American CyberSystems 
  • Anheuser-Busch
  • AT&T
  • Atlanta Brewing Company
  • Atlanta Community Food Bank
  • Atlanta Gas Light
  • Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates
  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • Atlanta Regional Commission
  • Avery Dennison
  • Avnet
  • Bella Cucina 
  • BellSouth
  • BlueLinx 
  • Buckhead Baseball
  • Burger King
  • Burt’s Bees
  • CAB
  • Canvas Systems
  • Cardiovascular Associates
  • CARE
  • Carrier Europe
  • Carter’s
  • Caterpillar
  • Cbeyond 
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Centro de Agencias
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Chico’s
  • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
  • CHOA Mason Transplant Center
  • Cisco Systems
  • City of Atlanta
  • Coca-Cola
  • Coca-Cola Enterprises
  • Coca-Cola North America
  • Coca-Cola Refreshments
  • Comcast
  • Cooper Industries
  • Cox Communications
  • CR Bard
  • Craft-Art
  • CrossLink Orthopaedics
  • CYI Gifts
  • DeKalb County
  • DeKalb County Police Department
  • DeKalb Medical Center
  • Delta
  • DHL
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • DuPont
  • e2M
  • EarthLink
  • EGO North America
  • Elesys
  • Emory Crawford Long Hospital
  • Emory University Healthcare
  • Emory University Hospital
  • Emory Winship Cancer Center
  • Energy Dispatch
  • Enraf
  • Equifax
  • Exel
  • Express
  • F&P Georgia Manufacturing
  • Flu-Free Schools
  • Flying Lizard Motorsports
  • Fokker
  • Fulton County
  • GE Energy
  • General Mills
  • Georgia Aquarium
  • Georgia Poison Control
  • Georgia Power
  • Georgia Tech Athletic Association
  • Georgia Tech Campus Recreation Center
  • Georgia Tech Capacity Planning and Space Management
  • Georgia Tech Library
  • Georgia Tech Office of Undergraduate Admissions
  • Goody Products
  • Grenzebach 
  • Gwinnett County Public Schools
  • Gypsum Management & Supply
  • H.C. Brill
  • Habasit America
  • Harman International
  • Heidelberg
  • High Museum of Art
  • HNI
  • Home Depot
  • HON Furniture
  • Honda
  • Honeywell
  • House of Cheatham
  • ICF International
  • IKEA
  • iKobo 
  • Innovate
  • Intel
  • InterContinental Hotels Group
  • Interface
  • iParametrics
  • JC ATM Services
  • Kimberly Clark
  • Kubota
  • Landis Gyr
  • Legacy Property Group
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Macy’s
  • Manheim Auto Auctions
  • Marcus Autism Center
  • Marmi Natural Stone
  • Mars
  • Matador Distributing
  • McKenney’s
  • McKesson
  • McLane
  • MedShare International
  • Metro Atlanta Regional Transportation Authority
  • Michelin
  • Midtown Consulting Group
  • Millennia Patient Services
  • Monday Night Brewing
  • Monsieur
  • MSC
  • NCR
  • Newell Rubbermaid
  • Next Wave
  • NIssan
  • Norfolk Southern
  • Northside Hospital
  • Office Depot
  • OHL
  • Orpheus Brewing
  • PACCAR Parts
  • Panasonic
  • Pepsico
  • Phillips 66
  • Piedmont Fayette Hospital
  • Piedmont Heart Institute
  • Piedmont Hospital
  • Piedmont Newnan Hospital
  • Platt Electric Supply
  • Porsche
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Predictix 
  • Project Open Hand
  • Publix
  • RaceTrac 
  • Radiant
  • Rainmaker
  • Reliance Electric
  • Remington Medical Supply
  • RMI
  • RockTenn
  • Rockwell Collins
  • Roswell Recycling
  • Ryder
  • Saia
  • Salvation Army
  • Sandoz
  • Sandvik Mining & Construction
  • ScheduleWise
  • Scientific Atlanta/Cisco
  • Shaw Industries
  • Sherwin Williams
  • Siemens
  • Southeastern Pneumatic
  • Southern Company
  • Spectral Response
  • Starline Associates
  • Summit Industries
  • SunTrust
  • SynQ Solutions
  • The Children’s School
  • Titin
  • Toyota
  • TriVantage
  • Tyco Healthcare
  • Tyco Safety Products
  • UNC Healthcare
  • UNICEF
  • United Distributors
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • United Nations World Food Programme 
  • UPS
  • UPS Capital
  • UPS Global Health
  • USG
  • UTi 
  • Vertical Brands
  • VF
  • Virgin America
  • Virginia Dominion Power
  • Volunteer Express
  • Waffle House
  • Wal-Mart
  • Weir Furniture
  • WellStar Kennestone Hospital
  • Wencor
  • Whirlpool
  • WIKA
  • Windstream 
  • World Health Organization
  • ZF Industries