Partner with a UC Berkeley faculty member and their research team to develop sensor-based tele-health platforms for smartphones. Collaborate with NASA to design and build the next generation of planetary robot rovers. Work with a Fortune 500 Company or a new start-up to apply data analytics and machine learning to mission-critical problems. The two-semester capstone experience will challenge you to integrate your technical and leadership skills to innovate in a dynamic, results-driven environment. Working with a team of fellow students, you will engineer solutions using cutting-edge technology and methods to address crucial industry, market, or societal needs.
Capstone projects are a hub for integrative, experiential, and team-driven learning.
The goal of each project is to develop a technical solution that addresses an industry, market, or social need. Over the course of two semesters, full-time and continuing part-time (in their last year of the program) MEng students will work in teams of three to five students, where they develop effective leadership, communication, and teaming skills. Teams will have support from an advisor as they progress through their capstone project. This experience provides students an opportunity to apply what they are learning to a real world project, with multiple stakeholders, while preparing them for their next career opportunity.
The annual Capstone Info Sessions is a special opportunity held in August for students to get more information about proposals that piqued their curiosity, and to experience how a typical recruitment and the application process works. This event allows students to meet and network with faculty, industry, and partnering organizations that have proposed a project.
Students pursuing the IEOR FinTech and IPES concentrations are placed on a project by their respective advisors.