M.Eng. Projects

Key to the success of developing Systems Engineers who are well prepared to make a significant difference in the world is the M.Eng. project experience. These two-semester projects go beyond our diverse coursework and provide a more in-depth, hands on, and real-world opportunity to gain valuable experience in the application of Systems Engineering.

The M.Eng. program requires an engineering project of 6-9 credits completed over 2 semesters. With the guidance of a faculty advisor, students will work with a team to solve a real-world problem. The projects vary considerably in structure, length and topic. Students will have an opportunity to select from an array of cutting edge project topics including both existing projects that are continuations year after year or from the list of new projects created every year.

We encourage you to look at some of our on-going projects listed in the M.Eng. Project Portal below. You may also want to view our faculty websites to learn more about some of their latest research projects.

M.Eng. Project Portal Link

Past Systems Engineering M.Eng. Projects

Fall 2019

Faculty AdvisorProject TeamProject TitleProject Description
Al GeorgeCornell FSAECornell RacingThe goal of this project is to improve the information retention on the Cornell FSAE team using Systems Engineering.
Al GeorgeCornell RacingVehicle & Powertrain Systems IntegrationThe purpose of this project is to help Cornell FSAE produce a competitive car for their first year as an electric team.
David EricksonCornell HealthTechINDAGOThe project INDAGO was created by a team member who worked with a pharmaceutical company and saw many problems when it came to navigation of the path towards clinical trials. INDAGO aims to mitigate the challenges researchers face when proceeding to clinical trials.
Rob Shepherd, Sirietta SimonciniCPDKeep Going, Keep Glowing - GlowThe purpose of this project addresses the challenge presented to our team: to set a new standard for the elder care industry by redesigning the senior experience.
Sirietta SimonciniCUSDThe Feasibility of a Rainfall Energy HarvesterThe goal, initially, was to construct a rainfall energy harvester using piezoelectirc beams, which generate a voltage and a current when deflected
Sirietta SimonciniCUSDSustainability Mobility- ShelterThe CUSD is dedicated to re-designing public transportation in Tompkins County, NY. The Shelter design team has been working for the past 3 years on creating a student designed, solar powered bus shelter.
David SchneiderCUSDSustainable Infrastructure DesignThe goal of ORD was to design an environmentally friendly residential community equiped with a conference center.
Sirietta SimonciniCUSDSustainable Mobility - GarageThe Garage team is working with the City of Ithaca in order to analyze and optimize three public parking garages located at Green, Seneca and Dryden Streets.
H. Oliver GaoCUSDSustainable Transportation and Environmental Preservation (STEP)The objective of this project was to apply systems engineering principles in order to conceptualize and architect a system, known as Sustainable Transportation & Environmental Preservation System.
David SchneiderCUSDCornado - Carbon Capture & Climate Strategy for the US MilitaryThis report began to create a policy proposal for the US Department of Energy and US Department of Defense to advance the development of renewable energy with the support of military human resources.
Sirietta SimonciniCUSDSustainable Education Nepal - IndiaSustainable Education Partnership focused on creating new,innovative,sustainable design incorporation, and addressing those challenges with well thought out design. SE team started a new partnership with the Doon School in India. In this new partnership the goal is to design and construct drawings sets for a school for students from class 6-12 in Dehradun, India
Sirietta SimonciniCUSDCUSD Roots/ SolarizeIt was found out that the stakeholder is not the rural Indian farmer that the project team was catering to, but the urban city dweller (from New Delhi) who could practice sustainable agriculture practices in his/her balcony or terrace garden. Problems plaguing the urban dweller in Delhi are food insecurity, water shortage/contamination, and pollution, and the sustainable practices represented in the plot should directly/indirectly be aimed towards mitigating these.
H. Oliver Gao Inventory Routing of EV'sThe objective of this project is to construct a new model of battery swapping charging system and optimize the battery dispatching between Battery Swapping Stations and Battery Charging Stations.
Max Zhang Modeling Renewable Energy Futures in NYSThe goal of this project is to provide a basis for how the energy goals of the state can be achieved.
Al George Bio- Inspired Diving ProbeThe report describes the BDP life-cycle from intial analysis to implementation plan, outlines the phases already completed and, serves as documentation and reference for SOI completion in the future.