A capstone project is a requirement of this program. Students’ progress through a 3 course series (1 half-course equivalent in total) to develop and complete an interdisciplinary project, reflecting a minimum of 3 areas of study, with energy and environment as the 2 anchors. What new and innovative ways will your project contribute to current knowledge?
SEDV 640 Capstone Project I: Research Design
Identification of potential capstone project research questions that are anchored in energy, environment and one other aspect of the student’s choice; Development of research designs and skills to determine the feasibility of investigating potential research questions, narrowing options, and advancing the best option into a short proposal.
SEDV 641 Capstone Project II: Proposal Development
Writing a comprehensive proposal designed to answer a research question. Seeking approval from a supervisor with expertise on the chosen topic, with guidance from the course instructor. Verbally presenting the research question and convincing the audience of its importance. Continuing investigation of the research question with progress reports submitted to both the supervisor and the course instructor.
SEDV 642 Capstone Project III: Research Exploration and Examination
Exploring the research question through an in-depth literature review, data collection, and analyses of the aspects of energy, environment, and one other. Completion and submission of a final report, professionally prepared, that explains the exploration and examination used. Presentation of findings.