Each UTDesign team has a budget of up to $2,000 for the entire project ($1,000 for Computer Science). This allowance can be used only for materials and supplies needed for the project.

Some projects may require equipment that exceeds the assigned budget. In this case, the team should work with the UTDesign department director and corporate mentor to determine the best way to proceed.

Every purchase needs approval from the team’s faculty advisor. Purchase request forms will be returned to the team if they have not been previously approved by the faculty advisor. Approval can be done through email or by signing the request form.

If the purchase amount exceeds $500, the team also needs the UTDesign department director’s approval.

The UTDesign purchase process document provides all the information needed to order what the team needs for the project:

It is very important that your team reads and understand the procedure.