Capstone projects are final-year projects that provide students with a professionally focused learning experience which allows them to put learnt theory into practice. Our industry partners can approach challenges in an exciting new way, by letting students to tackle business and engineering problems with a novel and innovative approach.
Features of Captone Projects
- Students are set a major task to complete over one or two units of study. They may be required to work individually or in teams and projects may be discipline-specific, multi-disciplinary and/or inter-Faculty based.
- Projects utilise authentic real-world challenges which may be externally sourced from industry and the community, and usually take the form of a research-based project. All projects are open-structured, real-world focused, and feature authentic professional activities and challenges.
- Throughout the project, students apply the broad range of knowledge and skills that they have acquired to complete the tasks. Through the experience, students also develop the studies in order range of skills and attitudes required of professionals in the workplace, and become self-directed learners, independently seeking resources, peer, and professional assistance as needed.
- Depending on the discipline and project topic, students may be provided with access to specific facilities (e.g., labs, studios), may be required to work directly within an industry context, or may need to work in their own time and choice of location.
These experiences not only prepare students for their future careers and for successful employment after graduation, but also represent great resource for industry and organisations.