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AE/ME Senior Design

Senior Design: Aerospace Engineering

From Kittyhawk to micro air vehicles and the Mars Rover, aerospace engineers, like the students in AME 40462: Aircraft Design, have always been the dreamers and doers. They will continue to shape the future of flight. But before Notre Dame students get a crack at the aerospace industry, they have to pass the senior design course. This year their task is to design, build, and test a remote piloted aircraft. This site shares their experiences and insights along the way. The Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame invites you to check back every week to track their progress.

Senior Design: Mechanical Engineering

From a simple lever to the telescoping arm on the space shuttle, mechanical engineers set the world in motion. The mechanical engineering students at the University of Notre Dame are no exception. But before they begin designing products in the real world, they have to pass the senior design course. This year each team of students in AME 40463: Mechanical Design is responsible for the development of a product concept, formal proposal, fabrication, and demonstration of a complete system. Teams were able to choose from three project options: a bulk material transporter*, an intelligent hand tool, or a mine detection system. This site shares the experiences of the students throughout the course and what they learned from the design experience.