Programs & Centers

Berkeley Master of Engineering

Capstone Projects

Bringing your newly acquired skills to life

Consult with a technology start-up to identify the technical challenges, market opportunities and policy implications related to a new product launch. Partner with a Fortune 500 company to explore how a new technology, developed at Berkeley, could be applied to corporate objectives. Design, produce and test an actual device or system for applications in renewable energy, green electronics or other growing fields. The Capstone Project, a 5-unit course over two semesters, integrates your core leadership coursework with your chosen engineering concentration. For your Capstone Project, you join a team of three to five students, drawn from your cross-disciplinary cohort, to apply your knowledge and skills to actual industry problems, identified by industry partners.

 

 

SAMPLE CAPSTONE PROJECTS

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It has been predicted that global warming will cause an increase of 1 to 1.5 meters in sea level for the San Francisco Bay in the next 100 years. This means that billions of dollars in infrastructure and investments will be under water within the next 50 years if nothing is done to stop it. Photo courtesy of Kuth/Ranieri Architects.
Bio-inspired legged robots demonstrate the capability to walk and run across a variety of terrains such as those found after a natural disaster. However, the survival of victims of those natural disasters depends on the speed at which these robots can travel.