Our students worked with NASA to build actuators for flexible robots, General Motors (GM) to quantify environmental benefits of autonomous vehicles, and United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to translate patenting behavior into actionable business insights.
There are a number of advantages unique to Berkeley MEng Capstone program. Capstone Marketplace allows you to pitch your project to 300+ students and recruit among the best and the brightest. An interdisciplinary cohort gives you a chance to recruit students from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. Our integrated capstone pedagogy supports your students as they develop their teaming, project management, and communication skills.
Propose a Capstone Project:
- to outline a problem that matters to you and your company; and
- to advise a team of incredibly talented students as they solve this problem.
Working with the students in the UC Berkeley MEng program has been a hugely productive and enjoyable experience from day one. GM’s capstone project, Energy Impact of Connected & Automated Vehicle Technology, has enabled us to work with six extremely talented students to explore the intersection of two major contemporary issues – energy efficiency and automated driving. The students have exceeded expectations at every stage of the project and earned praise from our executive leadership, by proactively pursuing out-of-the-box ideas to turn our masses of vehicle data into true insights about the way people drive across the country. I wouldn’t hesitate to turn the Berkeley MEng students loose on the most complex, abstract, cross-functional problems in any industry, and we look forward to the opportunity to tackle more challenges with these students in the coming years!— Matt Zebiak, Vehicle Performance Engineer at General Motors and MEng alumnus 2016
Capstone Advising Timeline:
- February: Reach out to express interest and brainstorm project ideas
- March: Submit draft of the project proposal
- May: Finalize project proposal and necessary resources
- August: Capstone info fair and team selection
- September-December: Weekly advising meetings
- December: Assessment of team’s interim deliverables
- January-April: Weekly advising meetings
- April: Assessment of team final deliverables