Colorado School of Mines :: College of Engineering and Computational Sciences
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About.

One of a kind multidisciplinary capstone

experience.

The College of Engineering & Computational Sciences capstone program is a creative multidisciplinary design experience emerging from combined efforts in civil, electrical, mechanical, and environmental engineering. Within the engineering community it is widely recognized that many of the grand challenges which are facing society, now and in the future, can only be met by multidisciplinary approaches. The capstone has been established to embrace the uniqueness of each degree while enabling students to address realistic, multidisciplinary challenges. The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) defines engineering design: "Engineering design is the process of devising a system, component or process to meet desired needs. It is a decision-making process (often iterative), in which the basic sciences, mathematics, and engineering sciences are applied to convert resources optimally to meet a stated objective. Among fundamental elements of the design process are the establishment of objectives and criteria, synthesis, analysis, construction, testing and evaluation." The program has been designed to comply with the ABET guidelines that require the engineering design component of a curriculum to include the: use of open-ended problems, formulation of design problem statements and specifications, consideration of multiple alternative solutions for a given challenge, assessment of the desirability, feasibility, and viability of proposed solutions, application of appropriate technical knowledge to develop a solution, and the creation of detailed design documentation.

Capstone Design@Mines

Mines :: CECS
© Colorado School of Mines

About.

One of a kind

multidisciplinary capstone

experience.

The College of Engineering & Computational Sciences capstone program is a creative multidisciplinary design experience emerging from combined efforts in civil, electrical, mechanical, and environmental engineering. Within the engineering community it is widely recognized that many of the grand challenges which are facing society, now and in the future, can only be met by multidisciplinary approaches. The capstone has been established to embrace the uniqueness of each degree while enabling students to address realistic, multidisciplinary challenges. The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) defines engineering design: "Engineering design is the process of devising a system, component or process to meet desired needs. It is a decision-making process (often iterative), in which the basic sciences, mathematics, and engineering sciences are applied to convert resources optimally to meet a stated objective. Among fundamental elements of the design process are the establishment of objectives and criteria, synthesis, analysis, construction, testing and evaluation." The program has been designed to comply with the ABET guidelines that require the engineering design component of a curriculum to include the: use of open-ended problems, formulation of design problem statements and specifications, consideration of multiple alternative solutions for a given challenge, assessment of the desirability, feasibility, and viability of proposed solutions, application of appropriate technical knowledge to develop a solution, and the creation of detailed design documentation.