The capstone project aims to provide students with the opportunity to carry out a defined piece of independent workplace related research and assessment in a way that fosters the development of practical research skills relevant to Complex Systems. Students will work individually or in small groups on an assigned project, focussed on modelling a complex problem or delivering a novel solution. The concepts covered depend on the nature of the project. The project could be directly tied to student's area of specialisation (major), or to their vocational objectives or interests. Students with expertise in a specific industry sector may be invited to partner with relevant team projects. The project outcomes will be presented in a report that is clear, coherent and logically structured. The project will be judged on the extent and quality of the student's original work and particularly how critical, perceptive and constructive they have been in assessing their work and that of others, in integrating cross-disciplinary complex systems concepts. Students will also be required to present the results of their findings to their peers and supervisors either face to face or by production of a video or other recorded presentation. The skills acquired will be invaluable to students progressing their careers in major multi-national research and development companies, government and crisis management agencies, and large health, construction and transport organisations. Students are expected to take the initiative when pursuing their capstone projects.
Meeting, Workgroup, Project Work
Refer to the assessment table in the unit outline.
CSYS5050. Capstone A is meant to be done before or in parallel with Capstone B