The capstone project course gives students comprehensive experience working on real-world projects as part of a team. The capstone project demands intensive, face-to-face communication with other team members, the faculty instructor, and the project mentor. Our industrial partners sponsor most projects. These firms provide initial project specifications and mentoring. Partner companies include Dell, Tietronix, AtLink Communications, United Space Alliance, GHG Corporation, and MiniCheck-OCR. This partnership offers the students invaluable industrial experience, significantly helping them find jobs after graduation. Some of them were hired by the mentoring companies.
Many projects use leading-edge technologies, such as:
- Mobile Internet using J2ME and PDA
- NET technology
- XML and XSL
- Ruby on Rails
The nature of the teamwork varies from project to project. Popular areas include web development, application development, database-driven application, network programming, scheduling, workflow, and graphics. The teams have displayed examples of recent projects sponsored by our industrial partners on their websites:
Each project has different requirements, and not all project information appears online. The capstone project takes place within the last 12 credit hours of study. Check with the instructors before the beginning of the semester to learn more.