The LSSU School of Engineering and Technology continues its
long tradition of requiring that Baccalaureate programs in engineering include a senior design experience to
prepare students for the transition from college to employment or the rigors of
graduate school. All engineering and engineering technology baccalaureate
students participate in a senior project. Students with diverse backgrounds are placed into groups to problem solve and develop the final product or conclusion.
Industry-sponsored projects are welcomed but should be of a scope that would fit within the September through April school year and employ the services of 4 to 6 students from the varied disciplines.
See the link below for senior projects from this and previous years.
The PDC evolved from this Senior Project program to include:
- Employment of skilled students in any year of an Engineering Baccalaureate program
- Projects with a broad scope of time or skill requirements
- Projects that do not coincide with the school year
- Engineering Project Managers with industrial experience manage and participate in each project
- Collaboration with the LSSU School of Business on client projects
Each PDC client signs a Project Agreement covering,
among other things, confidentiality and non-disclosure by the PDC and its workers.
Most of the PDC projects involve pre-patent prototypes which can not be made public.
The following links are related to PDC projects that are now public:
PDC Project Types
Numerous projects have been completed and others are in process comprising a wide range of applications:
- DVT prevention
- Paraplegic health aids
- Remote Process Monitoring
- Process Data Logging Tool
- Assembly Automation
- Strength of Materials
- Analysis for litigation
3D CAD and Finite Element Analysis