Redefining the Classroom

Senior Projects

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.

PDC Projects

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:

Life Sciences

  • DVT prevention
  • Surgical
  • Paraplegic health aids
  • Veterinary


  • Remote Process Monitoring
  • Process Data Logging Tool
  • Assembly Automation


  • Strength of Materials
  • Flamability
  • Analysis for litigation

Sports Products

Consumer Electronics

Web/Database Design

Patent Drawings

3D CAD and Finite Element Analysis

Renewable Energy