Undergraduate Design Portfolio Contest

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The annual Undergraduate Design Portfolio Contest is open to all sophomores and juniors in the College of Engineering. The goal of the contest is to promote design and to showcase the importance of design skills in engineering.  By opening the contest to sophomores and juniors, the intention is to encourage all engineering students to begin to develop their design portfolios early in their college career. Design portfolios can be a powerful tool in the career development process.

Material in portfolios can include design project reports, drawings, photographs, and Power Point presentations of any design work done while an undergraduate at Boston University.  Design work can be from classes, personal work, or design competitions.  The prizes are $1,000 (first), $500 (second), and $250 (third).

In order to encourage student participation in the contest, a Portfolio Workshop is held annually.  At this workshop, seniors, graduate students and alumni exhibit their portfolios; the intention is to provide lower division engineering students with an idea of what reasonably complete portfolios look like.  A sample portfolio and guide can also be found by clicking on the link to the right.   

Design portfolio sample 

Portfolio guide