Students in Capstone

The Capstone program provides students with a wide range of diverse skills tailored to the real-world job experience.

These include:

  • Teamwork–all Capstone projects present the student the challenge of working in a multidisciplinary team environment, providing experience in collaborative work to identify and achieve a common goal. Students learn the fundamentals of team dynamics, taking advantage of individual members strengths and conflict resolution
  • Application of mathematics, science and engineering knowledge, plus skills in conceptualization, design, and simulation which in the aggregate prepare students for the modern engineering workplace
  • Identification of problem to be solved, setting milestones and project deliverables, and realistic constraints (such as economics, environmental, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability)
  • Understanding of professional and ethical issues, plus contemporary issues that can impact engineering problems
  • Designing and conducting experiments plus gathering, analyzing and interpreting data
  • Design processes, use of CAD and modeling software
  • Professional communication–students prepare and get approved project proposals, budgets, project notebooks, progress reports, and presentations (including Capstone Design Expo)