ME 481 is a required course for mechanical engineering majors at MSU.

The course provides students with a team-based capstone design experience in which they:

  • Use the technical expertise, communication skills, and teaming methodologies they have learned throughout their mechanical engineering curriculum, together with their creativity, to solve real-world problems
  • Collaborate with practicing engineers to address problems sponsored by industry
  • Develop new products or re-design existing products to reduce costs or enhance reliability
  • Interact with large, medium, and small companies in the automotive, defense, aerospace, consumer products, interior design and material processing industries.

For a list of the Spring 2020 projects, see our Design Day booklet (booklet pdf) describes our students’ projects and coming soon to Mechanical Engineering Projects.

More information can be found at Mechanical Engineering.