Capstone Senior Projects

A team shows off their project during the 2014 Senior Design Expo
A team shows off their project during the 2014 Senior Design Expo

While all accredited engineering programs require a capstone experience, the CU-Boulder Department of Computer Science takes it a step further. Students seeking a Bachelor of Science degree at CU-Boulder experience a rigorous, two-semester course in which they move through a software engineering process from start to finish.

These real-world projects – sponsored by industry, a research lab or faculty member – take students from concept and software development to testing and validation, preparing them for a successful career and giving sponsors a chance to see up-and-coming engineering talent in action.

Corporations, small businesses, national laboratories, R&D organizations, non-profits and CU-Boulder faculty and staff members can all become project sponsors. All project concepts should have a clear purpose with a recognized value to industry or society with specific functional objectives, yet provide significant design challenges that allow students to explore various design solutions.