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Capstone Experiences

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

Goals of Capstone Experiences

  1. Encourage students to demonstrate that they are able to master and synthesize their knowledge and skills gained through their previous learning experiences in relation to the important concepts from their related disciplines. [Integration]
  2. Allow students to reflect on their academic, personal, and social development before they graduate, and to further enhance their meta-cognitive skills. [Reflection]
  3. Bring to conclusion culminating experience (curricular and co-curricular) of overall university life. [Closure]
  4. Facilitate transition from undergraduate studies to life beyond.  [Transition]

Figure 1: Conceptualizing the goals of capstone experiences (Accessed from Thomas, n.d.)