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Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Bahçeşehir University, İstanbul.

needs integrating with the official faculty syllabus format

Note that the follow have their own dedicated pages apart from this syllabus:
  • Schedule - a semester calendar and checklist for major deliverables for each capstone course.
  • Regulations - faculty regulations related to the capstone courses.
  • Resources - various resources (lecture notes, report templates and so on) related to the capstone courses.

capstone: a concluding or crowning achievement, a finishing touch or a large flat stone placed on top of a wall or building.

As an outcome of an engineering education, a student should be able to solve and communicate a complex engineering problem in an interdisciplinary environment making creative use of fundamental engineering principles, knowledge and skills that they acquired during their undergraduate program. The capstone project acts as preliminary practice for real-world experiences with focus on good engineering principles, value to society, and innovation.

The Capstone is a two-semester course taken by students in their final year. In the first part, Capstone I, the student will take theoretical classes (with a mid-term exam common to all faculty departments) on Team and Project Management, Engineering Design, Engineering Constraints, Product Verification, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. In addition to taking classes, the student will choose a project from a list of available projects and form a project team. A detailed project proposal is prepared and presented by the project team at the end of the semester.
In the second part, Capstone II, the project team continues the practical execution (materialization) stage of the project following closely the project proposal that was prepared in the previous semester. The work culminates in a working product that satisfies the original requirements of the product.

Details of the following components can also be accessed via the menu bar on the left.

Departments and teams
All ten engineering departments in the faculty participate in capstone projects with project teams formed with students from at least two departments. This allows projects to have a broad scope bringing together complementary knowledge and skills from different disciplines resulting in products, services or processes that represent more realstic solutions to important problems. Students and staff also gain a valuable understanding of the knowledge areas and practices of engineeers in other disciplines. For more information about the participating departments, student knowledge areas and interdiciplinary teams, follow this link.

Course objectives
By the end of the two-semester capstone course the student should have demonstrated that they have skills, knowledge and experience expected of a newly graduated engineering entering into a profession with an awareness of the design process, standards and constraints, and expectations of society with respect to ethics, safety and sustainability. Ten key course objectives at outlined at this link.

Each stakeholder needs to be aware of their responsibilities; this is important for a proper understanding of their role whether it be as a student or as an adviser. For detail information about responsibilities please follow the links below.

Passing the course requires the student to engage with the course and conform to some basic expectations. Follow this link for details about our expectations of the student.

While the student will be applying the knowledge and skills that they have acquired during the undergraduate curriculum, the learning process will continue throughout both capstone courses. Follow this link to read more about this process.

Engineers transform their knowledge of science and mathematics into products, processes or services with the aim of bringing value to society. This process of making is an important focus throughout the undergraduate curriculum and involves good practices in design and analysis. In some departments, physical products are designed and built; this process presents special challanges to students. The discussion continues at this link.

Student assessment is performed by the course coordinator, project adviser and second assessors with criteria differing for each capstone course. Details can be found at this link.

Contacts and Coordination
If you have any questions, or problems, don't hesitate to contact your course coordinator or project adviser by email or itslearning messaging ot on MS Teams. Contact details, including class times can be found at this link.

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