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Capstone Experiences

Please cite as follows: Chan, CKY (2015). "Capstone Experiences", Engineering Education Enhancement and Research Asia (E3R Asia).

Credit Bearing

Depending on the university’s department or faculty, capstone courses or project may be credit-bearing or non-credit bearing. Some examples of overseas and local universities offering credit-bearing capstone courses or projects include Northwestern University, HKU, Polytechnic University of Hong Kong (PolyU HK), and University of California, Berkeley. At Swinburne University of Technology, engineering students take a non-credit bearing capstone course. Students enrolled in the course can gain practical experience in conducting projects in engineering firms, participate in industry visits and inspections, and conduct research for feasibility studies (Swinburne University of Technology, n.d.).