The Capstone experience involves identifying an information problem in a real-world setting and developing the means to address it. Capstone projects can be research-oriented or design-oriented. Solutions are typically interactive, meaning the end product is something that can be implemented and used.
The Capstone experience involves the following components:
- INFX 595 Capstone I (2 credits)
- Analysis and preliminary design of an approved individual or group research or implementation project demonstrating professional-level knowledge and skills.
- INFX 596 Capstone II (3 credits)
- Implementation of a project demonstrating professional-level knowledge and skills based on a project plan developed in INFX 595. Prerequisite: INFX 595.
- The Capstone event in May featuring oral and written presentations
MSIM students should also note:
- You may begin your Capstone project after completing all the MSIM core courses
- Capstone students are required to take INFX 505: Project Management (1 credit) prior to beginning INFX 595
- Instructor of record serves as your project manager
- Capstone Information Sessions take place each autumn
Goals for the Capstone Experience
- Define the information problem or opportunity
- Determine what techniques to use to master this information problem or opportunity
- Synthesize all aspects of the information problem; integrate people, technology and information
- Make a positive difference for the community; be it a business, school, library, hospital, or other organization
- Chose a topic or focus you are passionate about