Financial Commitment

Each CEDC associate contributes $7,500 to Thayer School for their student selected project. Invoices will be sent during early October, shortly after the commencement of student project work. Students may also need company-donated parts or access to company resources to complete project assignments. 

This $7,500 fee does not mean that student team members are employees of Thayer School or of their industry sponsor. Your contribution partially supports the expenses associated with this project course. The actual cost of a typical ENGS 89/90 student project is about $25,000 per student.

A Great Value

Compare to cost of hiring 1 engineering graduate for 1,000 hrs:

Competitive Waiver Program

Potential project sponsors who are not able to commit the project funding requirement are encouraged to submit project proposals and statements of need to compete for partial or full waiver of the required $7,500 in program support. 

Please refere to the following eligibility guidelines and rules before submitting a project proposal with a competitive waiver:

Eligible Organizations



Approval Committee

Selection Criteria