Sponsor a Senior Design Project
Your organization can engage with Mason students with creative collaboration on a Systems Engineering Senior Design Project.
Sponsor a Graduate Capstone Project
If you have a tough problem that needs considerable research and creative solutions, consider partnering with our Graduate Capstone Project program. Your organization can benefit from new ideas from the bright minds in Mason's Systems Engineering and Operations Research programs.
Our Students Solve Real Problems
Our undergraduate and masters students work on design projects that seek solutions to real-world, large-scale problems that are complex, often ill-defined, and hard to tackle, then produce an initial design solution.
Both undergraduates (two-semester team projects) and graduate students (one-semester interdisciplinary team projects) will summarize their work in a project report, writing a paper that meets the standards of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). Teams present their projects to the SEOR faculty.
Undergraduates also present their projects at two national Senior Design Competions.
These projects are sponsored by a company, agency, or non-profit organization. The instructor typically works with the sponsor to establish the expectations and scope of the project, while the sponsor is responsible for providing the necessary data to complete the project.
Something else to keep in mind: Sponsors often make job offers to the students they meet in the course of this work.