Systems Engineering Capstone Experience
IDG 598. SYSTEMS ENGINEERING LEADERSHIP PROJECT
This project-based course is an interdisciplinary exercise that integrates the technical aspects of systems engineering with the challenges of meeting business goals within the framework of the organizational structure. It allows students to apply the skills and knowledge acquired throughout the Systems Engineering Leadership curriculum. Students are encouraged to select projects with practical significance to their current and future professional responsibilities. Each project is normally conducted in teams of two to four students. They are administered, advised, and evaluated by WPI faculty as part of the learning experience, but students are also encouraged to seek mentorship from experienced systems engineers. (Prerequisites: Since the Capstone Project will draw on knowledge obtained throughout the degree program, it is expected that the student will have completed most or all of the coursework within their plan of study before undertaking the engineering leadership project.)
SYS 585. SYSTEMS ENGINEERING CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE
One of the central priorities in WPI’s educational philosophy is the application of academic skills and knowledge to real-world problems. The capstone project represents a substantive evaluation and application of coursework covered in the program. Students are encouraged to select projects with practical significance for the advancement of their company’s competitive position as well as their own personal development. The project is administered, advised, and evaluated by WPI as part of the learning experience, but students are encouraged to seek mentorship from experienced colleagues in the Systems Engineering profession. The presence of or degree of participation from a mentor is made at the discretion of the student or the organization sponsoring the program.
What is the Systems Engineering Capstone Project?
The purpose of the capstone experience is to demonstrate your knowledge of systems engineering concepts and practices by applying them to solve problems.
Watch and Listen to Learn More
WPI’s Professor and Department Head of Electrical and Computer Engineering Fred Looft answers questions about the WPI Systems Engineering Capstone.