In this capstone contract course, students demonstrate fulfillment of the various outcomes of their concentration courses. Each student will complete the capstone project to demonstrate that the student understands clearly his or her concentration, has mastered the content of the selected field(s) of study, and can synthesize and apply what he or she has learned. The capstone project may take one of several formats: a research paper, scholarly essay, portfolio, presentation of creative work, business plan, case study, or any other mode appropriate to the student’s interest and experience. A minimum grade of “C” must be earned to meet the requirements of the concentration. (3 credits)
Engineering Studies Concentration
Building on fundamental science and mathematics courses, the Engineering Studies concentration emphasizes a broad education in engineering while permitting a focus in an area of engineering, including but not limited to civil, electrical, chemical, mechanical, and manufacturing. Students are required to develop modern laboratory skills and to apply computer-aided design software tools. They will also engage in a broad range of studies that encourage understanding of the role of the engineer in a complex and diverse society, the place of the engineer in business organizations and the social processes inherent in interdisciplinary engineering teams. Engineering Studies students are encouraged to develop strong communication and interpersonal skills.
- Students must have completed most of their concentration courses and take this course in their last semester. Academic Counselor approval is required to register.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Students who graduate with a concentration in Engineering Studies will be able to:
- apply engineering concepts to solve a broad range of engineering problems;
- apply engineering principles in performing and designing physical devices and experiments;
- make engineering measurements;
- apply software packages to the analysis and development of engineering systems;
- explain the history of science and the role of technology in a global society;
- describe current trends and issues in the engineering profession;
- work effectively in teams;
- explain how differences related to culture, communication styles, and gender impact the workplace;
- comprehend the role of the engineer in various settings; and
- apply principles of ethics.
Course Activities and Grading
3 Assignments @ 10 points each (Weeks 2, 4 & 6)
Capstone Project (Final project) (Week 8)
- There are no required textbooks to purchase, however, students may find it helpful to refer to materials from previous courses.
COSC Accessibility Statement
Charter Oak State College encourages students with disabilities, including non-visible disabilities such as chronic diseases, learning disabilities, head injury, attention deficit/hyperactive disorder, or psychiatric disabilities, to discuss appropriate accommodations with the Office of Accessibility Services at OAS@charteroak.edu.
COSC Policies, Course Policies, Academic Support Services and Resources
Students are responsible for knowing all Charter Oak State College (COSC) institutional policies, course-specific policies, procedures, and available academic support services and resources. Please see COSC Policies for COSC institutional policies, and see also specific policies related to this course. See COSC Resources for information regarding available academic support services and resources.