Welcome to the Capstone Design website for Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering at Chico State University.

The Capstone Design experience is a two-semester course sequence where students utilize competencies developed in their first three years in the solution of a real-world design problem. Projects are typically sponsored by industrial partners, giving students the opportunity to work on real-world problems and interface with professionals in the field.

All project work is accomplished in groups, typically ranging from three to six students each with four being the norm. The fall semester is predominantly spent in design activities, while the spring encompasses prototype building and testing. Students must meet several milestones throughout the year, including oral presentations, written reports, and the Design Expo. Each project team is assigned a Faculty Advisor for the duration of the project.

Follow the links at right to learn more about Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering Capstone Design at Chico State University or watch the video:

Promotional Video from Chico State Capstone Design on Vimeo.

Note: We are now accepting project proposals for the 2012-2013 academic year. If your company is interested in sponsoring a project beginning in fall 2012, please contact Greg Watkins for more information.