Adaptation of the Capstone Course due to the Covid-19 Pandemic
Dear participants of Capstone courses,
The following adaptations are provided to account for the limitations place upon us due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Note that these adaptations may change as the Covid situation develops.
Please also refer to the official announcements provided by the faculty and university administration.
A final note; while safety is the priority during the Pandemic, please do not use the Pandemic as an excuse to do less,
or to not achieve the goals of your project. We expect our students, as engineers, to play a leading role in building solutions
to the problems that the Pandemic brings to society - including their capstone projects.
Although students are encouraged to build at home, BAU remains open; access to labs is available by appointment with the approval of the adviser and lab technician
We encourage project teams to meet with their advisers remotely via Microsoft Teams.
However, face-to-face meetings with advisers at BAU can be arranged with your adviser if the adviser agrees.
Please do not pressure your teammates to join face-to-face meetings - discuss this openly within your team and be sensitive.
Note that the safety procedures issued by the university administration must be strictly adhered to during face-to-face meetings.
When creating new projects(advisers), or solutions(students), consider either
1. not creating projects that require physical integration of subsystems; or
2. integrating subsystems remotely over the internet or gsm (etc).
If the grade "S" (Satisfactory) is available this semester, please don't use this as an excuse to just do enough to pass the capstone courses.
The capstone provides you with valuable experience and students that give reasonable effort in the capstone course typically obtain "B" or "A" grades.
Dr Andrew Beddall
Faculty Capstone Coordinator
On behalf of the Dean's office.
Updates 17/03/2021: added list of lab and contacts, removed "private teams".
Updates 09/02/2021: updated for the Spring semester
Updates 07/10/2020: first version
Updates 01/10/2020: zeroth version