Capstone Courses

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Students in the Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering Leadership program have the opportunity to gain practical experience through a capstone course. Students can choose to complete either the Capstone Project (ENG 573) or Professional Practicum (ENG 572), which is a credit-earning internship course. 

Capstone Project 

ENG 573: Design project pertinent to student’s field of study. Students will complete a comprehensive written report, develop a website, and/or give an oral presentation that relates to their project.  

In our capstone project course, students integrate advanced technical knowledge and tackle real-world challenges for industry clients over the course of a semester. Students gain valuable project experience with the processes that engineers must master in a professional environment.  Students enrolled in this course work either independently or in an assigned team to accomplish the project goals.

How to identify a capstone project:

  • Collaborate with your employer to develop a value-added project. 
  • Request a list of available industry client projects from your advisor.
  • Liaise with your advisor to envision a project that aligns with your career goals. 

Professional Practicum (ENG 572)

ENG 572: Internship or equivalent experience as it relates to the student's field of study. Students will complete a comprehensive written report, develop a website, and/or give an oral presentation that relates to their internship experience. 

Through professional practicums, M.Eng. Chemical Engineering Leadership students gain valuable work experience that contributes to their long-term success. Choose an internship that tailors your experience to your area of professional interest. The Office of Engineering Career Services offers resources to help you develop your resume and cover letter, network with top companies, and find an internship that is the perfect fit. 


Students are encouraged to take either ENG 572 or ENG 573 to apply the skills that they have gained in the program to an opportunity provided by an industry client or an employer.  If this is not feasible, and with the approval of the advisor, students can take professional development courses.