Capstone Project

The Integrated Project Course is the capstone of the T&M curriculum. It is taken in the spring semester of the second year. Projects are provided by corporate affiliates. They deal with real problems of significant issue to the sponsor and typically involve engineering, finance, accounting, and marketing.

Interdisciplinary teams of six students work with program faculty advisors and representatives of the sponsors to develop detailed, implementable solutions. Students are required to enter into non-disclosure agreements with their project sponsor due to the confidential and strategic nature of the projects.

Student teams typically travel to the sponsor’s location to learn about the business and meet company employees with whom they will work. Students then work remotely and hold frequent status meetings with their sponsors. At the end of the course, project presentations are provided by the student team to senior managers of the sponsoring company.

Capstone Project Sponsors

The T&M program’s capstone projects have been strongly supported by the following companies:

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  • Abbott
  • ACORD
  • Boeing
  • BP
  • Capital One
  • Abbott
  • Anheuser-Busch
  • BP
  • Capital One
  • Motorola Solutions
  • Abbott
  • Anheuser-Busch
  • BP
  • eBay
  • John Deere
  • Motorola Solutions
  • Abbott
  • Boeing
  • BP
  • eBay
  • John Deere
  • Motorola Solutions
  • Walmart
  • Abbott
  • Boeing
  • BP
  • Capital One
  • John Deere
  • Motorola Solutions
  • Navistar
  • Walmart
  • Abbott
  • Boeing
  • Bosch
  • BP
  • John Deere
  • Motorola Solutions
  • Walmart
  • Abbott
  • Boeing
  • Bosch
  • BP
  • Motorola Solutions
  • State Farm
  • Walmart
  • Abbott
  • Boeing
  • BP
  • John Deere
  • State Farm
  • Abbott
  • Boeing
  • BP
  • General Motors
  • John Deere
  • State Farm
  • Boeing
  • John Deere
  • Motorola
  • State Farm
  • Boeing
  • General Motors
  • John Deere
  • Kimberly-Clark
  • Motorola
  • State Farm
  • Boeing
  • Eaton
  • John Deere
  • Kimberly-Clark
  • Motorola
  • State Farm
  • ADM
  • Boeing
  • General Motors
  • Kimberly-Clark
  • Motorola
  • State Farm
  • ADM
  • Boeing
  • John Deere/AGRIS
  • General Motors
  • Honeywell
  • State Farm
  • Caterpillar
  • John Deere
  • Honeywell
  • Kimberly-Clark
  • State Farm
  • Caterpillar
  • General Motors
  • Kimberly-Clark
  • Caterpillar
  • Cummins
  • General Motors
  • Kimberly-Clark
  • Motorola
  • Dr. Hank Magnuski

Capstone Project FAQ

Sponsoring a capstone project is a unique opportunity to engage students in solving applicable problems. Working with students in the T&M program brings new perspectives to the table in an educational environment. Sponsors have asked us these questions:

What are the primary responsiblities of the sponsor of a capstone project?
How much time does the corporate liason spend on the project?
How often does the team travel to the company facilities?
Who pays for the travel expenses of the team?
How are issues associated with confidentiality handled?