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Industrial and Systems Engineering Capstone Senior Design Course


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Submit a Proposal for a Senior Design Project- Spring 2013 Semester (January 14th - April 30th)

You can create, edit and submit your Senior Design project ideas electronically. Proposals can be submitted at any time, so please be sure to indicate which semester you would like your proposal project to be run.

A mutually beneficial partnership

The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M is looking for companies that are interested in developing a mutually beneficial relationship with the department. By partnering with us, you will be providing valuable hands-on experience to our graduating seniors while reaping the benefits of the department's research and expertise.

Here's how it works

Our capstone senior design course pairs groups of 4 - 5 students with a corporate partner. Together, the company and the students identify problems or areas of concern within the business. The students propose methods for verifying, analyzing, and solving those problems. A final presentation containing the students' observations, analysis, and recommendations is then made to the company. (You are not required to implement any of the students' recommendations, though we are quite confident you will want to.)Throughout this 15 week course, students are supervised by the course instructor, the course teaching assistant, and an assigned faculty mentor from the ISEN department.

Your company can benefit

Don't assume this opportunity is not for you! Industrial and systems engineering is a broad discipline with applications in nearly every aspect of the corporate/industrial world. As industrial engineers we deal with systems and their design, implementation, improvement and integration. Those may be systems of people, material, information, or energy. Participating companies may be large or small. Past capstone projects have addressed issues of forecasting, scheduling, travel/transportation/logistics, facility layout, inventory control, quality assurance, six sigma and lean manufacturing, and production. For a recommended donation to the department, your company can benefit from this expertise.

Past Capstone Senior Design Corporate Partners

 Fall 2009  Electronic Power Design, Elves & More, General Electric, National Oilwell Varco, Solar Turbines, Texas Mutual.
 Spring 2010 The Big Event, Electronic Power Design, General Electric, Houston Food Bank, JC Penney (breakfast sponsor), Knust SBO (lunch sponsor), Royalty Pecan Farm, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Systems, Solar Turbines, Texas Commercial Waste, Texas Mutual, UPS.
 Fall 2010 Aviall Services, ENGlobal, Flextronics, Halliburton, JB Knowledge, JC Penney, National Oilwell Varco, UPS, White Towel Services.
 Spring 2011 ATMI, Brazos Valley Women's Center, Coca-Cola, Dow Chemical, GameStop, General Electric, JB Knowledge, National Oilwell Varco, Royalty Pecan Farms, St. Joseph's Healthcare Systems, UPS.
 Fall 2011 Cypress, Flextronics, General Electric, Halliburton, Knust, Lennox International, National Oilwell Varco, UPS.
 Spring 2012 ATMI, Cameron, Caterpillar, Dow, Elves & More, General Electric, Kenney Industries, NASA, National Oilwell Varco, Ply Gem Windows, Prognosis HIS, Royalty Pecan Farm, Ryder Systems, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Systems, Stryker Orthopaedics, Vantem Panels, Wal-Mart.

The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering would like to acknowledge and thank our past and current corporate sponsors for their time and effort in support of our capstone undergraduate course. We look forward to continuing the growth of these corporate relationships in addition to establishing new partners for the future. A sincere thank you to all of those involved in cultivating the next generation of Industrial and Systems Engineers.

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Capstone Senior Design project sponsors are continuously sought for our Fall (Aug – Dec) and Spring (Jan – May) semesters. If you are interested in becoming a corporate sponsor and establishing or continuing your relationship with the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department here at Texas A&M University, please do not hesitate to contact me for more information. We are dedicated to preparing our students for careers as IEs and are proud to have this opportunity to partner with highly qualified, respected, and dedicated industry professionals. We look forward to the many successful semesters, graduations and careers to come.

césar Malavé, Professor
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Texas A&M University
Office Phone: (979) 845-2923

Email: malave@tamu.edu