Department Forms and Procedures

Sponsor a Senior Project

Pictures of 4th year students at the annual Technical Conference and the College Projects ExpositionSenior projects mark the culmination of materials engineering students' learn by doing experience. Typically taken during Year 4, students focus on their senior projects each quarter - beginning with problem definition and literature review in the Fall; moving in to design, testing, and analysis through the Winter; and finalizing years of learning in a comprehensive report and professional presentation at the end of Spring.

We welcome sponsors to provide projects for our senior projects. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to participate in our students' education. Sponsoring a senior project enables MATEs to obtain a well-rounded experience focused on real-world engineering problems and presents your organization a new look at problems you want to solve.

If you would like to sponsor a senior project, please contact Trevor Harding at After receiving your proposal, a faculty member will work with you to scope your project and finalize its description.

Learn more by reading our Senior Projects Solicitation Letter and our Senior Projects Flyer. View previous Materials Engineering senior projects in the Cal Poly Digital Commons.


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