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Practicums and Capstone Projects

Capstone Projects

One-semester real-world project experiences for students

Our staff works closely with industry partners to develop professional experiences for students. In ENG 573, students work independently or in small teams to tackle real-world industry challenges for clients. You will gain valuable project experience with the processes that engineers must master in a professional environment. 


Students who secure an internship can work with their home department to see if they can register for the ENG 572 Practicum course to be counted for the professional development component of their degree.

Where our graduates work

Some examples of organizations where our graduates have taken positions:

10X Genomics | ADM | AGCO | Amazon | Baxter Healthcare | Caterpillar | Civiltech Engineering | Crawford, Murphy & Tilly | Cymer | DCI Engineers | Deloitte | Department of the Navy | Eaton Corporation | ExxonMobil | General Electric – Energy Connections | Graphet Data Mining Inc. | Greeley and Hansen | Integral Group | Navistar | Sandia National Laboratories | Sierra Club (Texas) | Smart Energy Design Assistance Center (SEDAC) | Tesla Motors | TRC Solutions | Union Pacific | Wolfram Research | Zimmer Biomet

Internship Opportunities

The Office of Engineering Career Services offers resources to help you develop your resume and cover letter, network with top companies, and find internship (and full-time) positions for your unique skill set.

Dallas Johnson, our dedicated Career Advisor, has experience as a recruiter. She can help you to develop your personal brand, communicate your experience and skills, and get noticed by recruiters and hiring professionals at top companies. Visit Handshake to set up an appointment with Dallas today.

For Industry Partners


Interested in hiring one of
our professionally-oriented
master’s students?


Contact Engineering Career Services

Contact us for more information

Laura Pew
Capstone Project Coordinator
217-300-8339 .

Laura Pew, Capstone Project Coordinator