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College of Engineering and Computing

Four mechanical engineering students present a drill prototype for their capstone design project.

Capstone Design Projects

Capstone projects span among various engineering disciplines and unite students' coursework, other fields of study and personal interests into a yearlong exploratory program with an industry sponsor. Capstone Design projects have involved electrical systems, app development, solar, mechanical equipment development and more.

During the Capstone Design project, students receive first-hand instruction from a professor with industrial experience in managing complex engineering projects, and they are supported by the sponsoring industry's leadership with experience in engineering and computing.

For more information about the Capstone Design Experience or to become an industry sponsor, please contact Tanja van Tooren-Pijpaer at or 803-576-6527. 

Below, all project posters from the 2018 Capstone Design Showcase are available for view under each division within the College of Engineering and Computing.

Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineering combines the innovative skills of engineering with medical and biological sciences to improve healthcare – from diagnostics to treatment. Students learn how to apply engineering principles and design concepts to medicine and biology to progress healthcare around the world. Graduates work at academic institutions, research labs and in various aspects of the healthcare industry.

Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineers are leading new developments in medicine, advanced materials, energy, consumer products, manufacturing and environmental solutions.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

The innovative, dynamic work of civil and environmental engineers can be seen everywhere in today's world. Civil and environmental engineers analyze, plan, design, and build structures such as buildings, bridges, and dams; infrastructure systems for transportation; water resources and natural hazard protection; and environmental control and remediation of both the natural and constructed environment.

Computer Science and Engineering

Computer scientists design and build software applications. Computer Engineers build and program embedded systems. Computer Information Systems experts design and implement Information Technology solutions for business.

Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineers enlighten the world – moving information, people, things, and energy to make tomorrow even better than today.

Integrated Information Technology

An alternative to engineering, this program is a leader in the areas of system design and implementation, network support and administration, database systems, website design and management, corporate training and development, health information technology, project management, technology innovation and change management.

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering students at the University of South Carolina can expect high quality teaching coupled with many research opportunities. From advising to internships and co-ops, our students leave prepared and confident to begin professional careers or enter graduate school.


Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.