Our senior engineering majors are required to complete a capstone design project, which is the culminating experience of putting into practice what they have learned at Speed School.
During this semester-long project, students form teams and collaborate with each other and a company capstone partner to develop a prototype or a solution for a real-world challenge. As the Capstone Partner of a team, you can:
IP and NDA Forms
The J.B. Speed School of Engineering has worked with the UofL legal office to develop an intellectual property (IP) agreement that covers all capstone projects. Students can also be asked to sign the UofL capstone non-disclosure agreement (NDA) when working on an industry capstone project.
Below is the breakdown of departments with capstone courses by semester that conduct industry partnered capstone projects.
Employers can submit a Fall 2021 project proposal from March 15, 2021 – June 15, 2021.
For more information, please contact:
Director of Industry Engagement
Financial Support and How It’s Used
Industry-partnered capstone design projects require a donation of $2,000 to $5,000 depending on your business classification:
Of the money contributed, up to $1,000 will be available for your student team to use toward the completion of the project. Any project needs above that amount will need to be covered by the industry partner. The additional amount of the gift is used by the engineering department to improve facilities, provide training, and cover program costs related to capstone and/or the overall academic mission of the Speed School. Please note that 80% of your support is deemed tax deductible.
Download our Capstone Details Fact Sheet for a quick run-down of partnerships.
For more information about the Speed School Capstone Program, please contact:
Director of Co-Op Partnership & Industry Engagement
Speed School actively seeks corporate partners to strengthen capstone events like the Engineering Design & Innovation Showcase. Here are the details about Partner Packages.
Student teams participated in the 2019 Engineering Design & Innovation Showcase
Total students participated in the capstone teams
Industry project partners for the 2019 Engineering Design & Innovation Showcase