CEN4991 Capstone Project IBahçeşehir UniversityDegree Programs CIVIL ENGINEERINGGeneral Information For StudentsDiploma SupplementErasmus Policy StatementNational QualificationsBologna Commission
Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
CEN4991 Capstone Project I Fall 1 0 1 1

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Must Course
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi HABİB CEM YENİDOĞAN
Course Objectives: By attending this course, the students are expected to gain the following skills and knowledge:
-how to solve an engineering problem through interdisplinary collaboration,
-how to synthesize knowledge in order to solve an engineering problem,
-how to plan and manage an interdisciplinary engineering project,
-report writing,
-presentation skills.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
The students who have succeeded in this course will have;
1) Gained a knowledge of project management, team management, conflict resolution
2) Gained a knowledge of engineering design, usability, and integration
3) Gained a knowledge of engineering constraints
4) Gained a knowledge of measurement and validation of a product
5) Gained a knowledge of innovation, entrepreneurship, patents and useful model protection
6) Identified an engineering problem and divided it into smaller sub problems to apply previous knowledge to solve each sub problem.
7) Produced alternative solutions to the problem and analyzed different solutions in terms of cost, time, work, maintenance, efficiency etc.
8) Prepared a project proposal that includes a complete design and plan of execution taking into consideration engineering constraints.
9) Gained a knowledge of engineering standards and applied them in a project design.
10) Gained research, report writing and presentation skills.

Course Content

In this course lectures are given on various topics relevant to conducting engineering projects. The first seven lectures cover topics that are general to the faculty and are examined with a common mid-term exam. The remaining lectures cover topics that are specific to the department and are expected to be expressed by the students in a presentation and in the final project report that is submitted in the final week. Also, during the latter part of the course students will be directed to form interdisciplinary teams and select a project among the projects offered by the faculty. The final report (project proposal) will be focussed on this chosen project and will be a single document prepared by the interdisciplinary team.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction
2) Research and report writing
3) Project management, team working, conflict resolution
4) Engineering design I
5) Engineering design II
6) Measurement and validation
7) Innovation, entrepreneurship, patents
8) Midterm exam
14) Proposal report submission


Course Notes / Textbooks: https://capstone.eng.bau.edu.tr/resource-lecturenotes.php
References: Engineering by Design, 2nd Edition, Gerard Voland, Prentice Hall, ISBN-13: 978-0131409194

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Presentation 1 % 10
Midterms 1 % 30
Final 1 % 60
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 1 14
Study Hours Out of Class 12 1 12
Presentations / Seminar 1 1 1
Midterms 1 1 1
Paper Submission 1 1 1
Total Workload 29

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) Adequate knowledge in mathematics, science and civil engineering; the ability to use theoretical and practical knowledge in these areas in complex engineering problems. 4
2) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose. 5
3) Ability to design a complex system, process, structural and/or structural members to meet specific requirements under realistic constraints and conditions; ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose. 5
4) Ability to develop, select and use modern techniques and tools necessary for the analysis and solution of complex problems encountered in civil engineering applications; ability to use civil engineering technologies effectively. 5
5) Ability to design, conduct experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret results for the study of complex engineering problems or civil engineering research topics. 5
6) Ability to work effectively within and multi-disciplinary teams; individual study skills. 5
7) Ability to communicate effectively in English and Turkish (if he/she is a Turkish citizen), both orally and in writing. 4
8) Awareness of the necessity of lifelong learning; ability to access information to follow developments in civil engineering technology. 3
9) To act in accordance with ethical principles, professional and ethical responsibility; having awareness of the importance of employee workplace health and safety. 5
10) Information about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development. 5
11) Knowledge about contemporary issues and the global and societal effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety; awareness of the legal consequences of civil engineering solutions. 5