Would you be interested, as a company, in turning over a back-burner project to a team of engineering students? Above are some of BYU Capstone's past sponsors.

What is Capstone?

Capstone is a two-semester program that has given thousands of engineering students hands-on experience with real, industry-sponsored projects in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Industrial Design.

The Teams

The students are divided into teams of about 5-6 students who are coached by a professor or professional engineer throughout the duration of the project. A problem is presented by the sponsor company, and a solution is crafted by the team.

The Capstone teams have access to the expertise of university departments and facilities, including significant CAD tools, rapid prototyping, machining, software development environments, 3D printing, and engineering laboratories. The design processes taught in the Capstone course aid the students in taking the project from concept generation and modeling to a working prototype.

Results

At the end of the project, the sponsor company receives all documentation, drawings, prototypes, and intellectual property for the project, while the students leave with the knowledge and experience of solving real-world problems for some of the best companies in the world.

The BYU Capstone program is looking for industry-sponsored projects (mid to back-burner) that include approximately 600-800 engineering hours, fitting within the 8-month time frame of the course.

Capstone Around the World

Since BYU's Capstone program began in 1990, senior engineering and technology students have completed nearly 1000 projects. The projects have been sponsored by companies and organizations representing most states in the US and twelve foreign countries.

 

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