Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Design Clinic

Joint ventures between educational institutions and area industries have always proven to be beneficial partnerships. These joint ventures are not new for The University of Toledo Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering department and our regional industries. Our area industries have played a long-standing role in the successful educational process for our students, both on and off campus.

The Senior Design Clinic is a joint collaboration among the M.I.M.E. department Senior Design students, faculty, and industries. As participants in the clinic, students work in teams using the knowledge gained in earlier courses to solve real-world design, manufacturing and operational problems relevant to industries. Oral and written communications with participating companies as well as teamwork are stressed. Other topics include the design for manufacturing, patents, product liability, safety, ethics, technical report writing, and presentation skills. Industries play a major role in the success of this program by providing an engineering project challenge and technical as well as financial support. As members of the clinic, the industries seek and obtain a solution to a specific engineering project or problem relevant to their organization within a short time.

  • Access to students, faculty and research and instructional facilities while sharing resources.
  • An avenue to investigate a solution to an engineering project/problem relevant to industry in an economical fashion.
  • Community outreach for industry, thus prominence in the community.
  • Influencing students on what the workforce expects from a graduating engineer, thus preparing as well as evaluating potential employees for entry-level engineering positions.
  • Contribution to the area economic development.
  • More experienced engineers entering the workforce.
  • National prominence with a successful community partnership.
  • Academia and industry working hand in hand to prepare the engineers of tomorrow is a successful endeavor for all parties involved. The MIME Department invites you to join the MIME Senior Design Clinic as a participating industry sponsor.
  • If you are interested in sponsoring a Senior Design Project, contact Brian Trease for more details. 
  • Access to industrial facilities and employees (networking).
  • Exposure to teamwork and additional real-world experience prior to graduation.
  • Entering the workforce more qualified and confident to meet the expectations of employers and their customers.
  • Access to industries that are looking for entry-level engineers.
  • Opportunities to enhance written, oral and presentation skills.
  • Networking with area industries.
  • Access to engineering facilities not readily available on campus.
  • Service for the short-term engineering needs of industry.
  • Exposure to industries who may want to collaborate on a more long-term research project involving faculty and students.
  • Professional Development and community involvement.
  • Networking with industries for students and faculty.
  • Support from industries will allow greater freedom and a wider variety of projects to be implemented for our students each semester.
  • Excellent contact for department co-operative experience program.
  • A mechanism to reconnect alumni in the workforce with the department through their company and our students.
  • Effective community outreach in a win-win situation.


Take a look at some past senior design projects

Spring 2017


FALL 2018

Spring 2019

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Last Updated: 9/17/19