Engineering seniors, operating in design teams, apply principles of the design process to create a product or process to meet the needs of a customer. Projects may originate in industry, as a contest sponsored by a professional society, or in other venues. The design team, with the guidance of a faculty advisor, must plan, direct, conduct, and effectively communicate the results of the design effort through a professional engineering report and oral presentation. The design project will include material within and beyond the curriculum as well as technical and non-technical considerations. Design projects often result in a deliverable prototype.
Every year the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE International) holds a variety of design and build competitions for college students. Following a tradition begun by the class of 2007, the Engineering class of 2013 at York College has decided to enter the Formula SAE competition, which is the most challenging and prestigious of all the SAE competitions. The Formula SAE competition will allow us to conceive, design, analyze and fabricate a small formula-style racing car. In May 2013 we will take our car to Michigan for judging and comparison with approximately 150 other vehicles from colleges and universities throughout the world.
Capstone Design Fundraising at Engineering Night at the York Revolution