Tag: Senior Design

What needs to be in my senior design abstract for Enterprise?

Go to the Enterprise Student Resources page, Project Template section, and download the Enterprise Project Summary (all other majors). If there are other ChE students on your team who are also using the project for senior design then you should be submitting the same abstract.

There is a nice description of what to include in each section in the template. Use that as your guide. In addition, we will be looking for the following in these sections:

Anticipated Outcomes of the Student Team

You need to include an economic analysis in this section as part of your project deliverables. This analysis should addresses economic factors from both customer and sponsor perspectives where possible. Give a brief description of your intended analysis and indicate the types of economic factors that will be considered.

Special Notes

Include a description of the realistic constraints in this section. At a minimum specifically address each of the following, using the same subheadings:

  • Engineering Codes and Standards. Codes are legally enforceable, such as ASME BPV, OSHA, 1990 Clean Air Act, RCRA, CERCLA (Superfund), etc. Standards are best practices, such as TEMA, ASTM, etc.
  • Economic Factors. Examples are process or product cost, market pricing, market opportunities, target markets, pricing, minimum selling price, availability of raw materials, etc.
  • Physical Limitations. Examples are size, weight, ergonomics, user interface, service life, ability to operate in a hazardous environment, etc.
  • Health and Safety Issues. Examples are laboratory practices, OSHA regulations, operator exposure to toxic chemicals, mechanical guarding, hot surfaces, fire and explosion situations, fail-safe mode, handling spills, etc.
  • Environmental Concerns. Examples are EPA regulations, identifying and handling air emissions and liquid/solid wastes, etc.
  • Additional realistic constraints should also be addressed where applicable. This may include: sustainability, manufacturability, constructability, ethical considerations, social ramification, political factors, legal issues, etc.

Michigan Tech to Provide

In this section include a description of your team make-up including team member names, their major, and their year in school.

How does doing Enterprise for senior design work?

If you are involved in Enterprise, you may use an Enterprise project as your capstone design project, pending departmental approval. Students choosing this option will take the following design classes senior year.

Fall Semester

CM 4855 Process Analysis and Design I. 3 credits. All ChE students take this course.

ENT 4950 Enterprise Project Work V Capstone. 2 credits. You will need departmental permission to enroll in this class. This class can count towards your technical or free electives.

Spring Semester

CM 4860 Process Analysis and Design II. 2 credits. All ChE students take this course.

ENT 4960 Enterprise Project Work VI Capstone. 2 credits. This course will substitute for CM 4861 Capstone Design Project (1 credit) on your online degree audit. The additional credit can count towards your technical or free electives.

How do I register for ENT 4950?

ENT 4950 and ENT 4960 are for students using Enterprise for their senior capstone design experience.  

You need permission to enroll in ENT 4950 and your project will need to be approved. We will allow you to enroll in ENT 4950 prior to having your project approved so that you can get your schedule and financial aid settled before the semester starts.

You must be senior design ready and currently enrolled in Enterprise in order to take ENT 4950.  You are senior design ready when you are able to enroll in CM 4855 Process Analysis and Design I. You’ll need to be enrolled in both CM 4855 and ENT 4950 next semester.

For permission to enroll in ENT 4950 go to the Enterprise Student Resources page, go to the Forms section, and complete the ENT 4950 Registration Form (ALL Majors).

This approval/registration process is paperless and uses a series of Google forms and system-generated emails sent from enterprisereg@mtu.edu. Watch for these emails and save them because they contain the link you need to submit your project for approval.

See related:  How do I get a project approved for senior design?

How do I have a project approved for senior design?

You will submit an abstract describing your project. To be approved the project must:

  • require the use of knowledge and skills acquired in your earlier engineering course work;
  • utilize appropriate engineering standards;
  • incorporate multiple realistic constraints;
  • and include economic considerations, which is typically an economic analysis discriminating between design options.

If your project is through Enterprise then you will submit your abstract using a link you received via email when enrolling in ENT 4950. The email was from enterprisereg@mtu.edu, titled “Part A Approved”.

Your project will be reviewed by the ABET committee chair, Dr. Caneba. You should review your abstract with Dr. Caneba before submitting it because revisions are often necessary. Abstracts are due by week 5 of the semester.

See related:  What needs to be in my senior design abstract for Enterprise? and How do I register for ENT 4950?