Capstone Design Projects
Senior capstone design introduces Biomedical Engineering students to the development of products of real-life impact on human health. Students learn how to identify product needs and assess potential obstacles, then use tools of project management and creativity development to acheive the goal.
The course sequence consists of:
- 42-401, offered in the Fall semester as a 6-unit course, introduces students to the basic concept of design and the potential projects, then organizes them into teams of 4-5 members each. The students then put together a development plan and complete an initial prototype.
- 42-402, offered in the Spring semester as a 9-unit course, executes the plan developed in 42-401 and culminates in the completion of additional prototypes and a design summary, as well as presenting their work at the annual design fair.
These classes take advantage of the unique additional major in Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, by mixing students of different traditional majors in a team to promote multi-disciplinary collaborative skills.