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ME 329 - Mechanical Analysis in Design

A "capstone" course for MSc and PhD students in Mechanical Engineering that provides an experience in the application of mechanical analysis

  • Stanford and Industry partners come together to propose challenging engineering analysis and design projects.
  • Groups of 3 or 4 graduate students in Mechanical Engineering work during the 10 weeks of the winter quarter to analyze these challenges.
  • An engineer from the Industrial partner and a Stanford faculty member serve as mentors for the team.

Benefit for the Student

  • Exposure to a “real-life” problem before graduation, applying the concepts they specialized on during their graduate studies.
  • In addition to the invaluable experience, they can use the project in their CV during their job search.
  • Opportunity to meet and network with industry mentors.

Benefit for the Industry Partner

  • Early access to Stanford students on the brink of graduating and looking for a position (all students in the course).
  • Intimate knowledge of a student performance and capability, for the students in the mentored team.
  • Developing a relationship and engaging with Stanford faculty members in relevant areas.

Benefit for Stanford Mechanical Engineering

    • Provide an exciting graduate student experience.
    • Input from industry partners help shape the content and emphasis of lower level courses, and in this way better prepare students.
    • Developing a relationship and engaging with engineers in top companies in relevant areas of interest.

    Interested in Participating?

    As a student:

    Sign up through Axess 

    As an industrial partner:

    Contact  Prof. Adrian Lew