Project Teams in MAE

A current list of student project teams can be found on the College of Engineering teams web site. Each team page contains basic information about the projects and contact information for current team leaders. Team pages also contain links to each team's website, where you'll find additional information on team goals, membership requirements, and links to the competitions, conferences, and meetings where Cornell teams put their products to the test, meet fellow student engineers, and have opportunities to compete, share ideas, and network.

Interested in joining a project team but not sure where to start?

  • A general information session for all Engineering project teams is held at the beginning of the Fall semester (look for posters and announcements in the Sundial). This is an informal session, where the majority of our teams are represented. This event is a great opportunity to talk with representatives from nearly all of our teams, in one place.
  • Most project teams also hold individual information sessions at the start of the Fall semester, and some in the Spring. These sessions are open to anyone who's interested in the project and is a great way for you to learn more about a team and ask questions.
  • You may also contact team leadership directly. Contact information for team leaders can be found on the College of Engineering website.

Project Teams for Course Credit

Mechanical Engineering students (as well as students from many other majors and Colleges) are allowed to use work on project teams for course credit (typically, 1 credit hour equals 3-4 hours of work per week). Students may enroll in one of several courses each semester, to receive credit for their work on a project team:

ENGRG 3400: Engineering Student Project Teams

ENGRG 3400 credit Can be used towards your technical elective and advisor-approved electives as long as they are 3 credits or more.

MAE 4291: Supervised Senior Design Experience

Work on a project team can be used to fulfill the MechE senior design requirement, provided the work is design-related. A design report will be required at the end of the semester. Discuss your intentions for using a project team to fulfill your senior design requirement with the project advisor, early in the semester.

MAE 6900

Master of Engineering students may enroll for project team credit under the team's section of MAE 6900.