Computer Engineering

Capstone Steps

Computer Engineering Capstone

Capstone (B ENGR 494, B CE 495 and B CE 496) is three-quarters long. Engineering students have the opportunity to work with a group to develop and prototype a project.  Students typically complete capstone during the final quarters of their Computer Engineering degree.  Groups are assigned an industry sponsor and a faculty mentor that they work with in part II and III of the capstone.  Students have a list of available topics that they can choose from, although there are times where students are able to utilize their connections with industry to create their own topic (with approval from the capstone coordinator). 

  • Capstone must be taken consecutive quarters, and are offered in either sequence: Autumn/Winter/Spring or Winter/Spring/Summer.

  • The Computer Engineering Capstone is different from the CSSE capstone.  Computer Engineering students work with mechanical, electrical or other computer engineering students.   

  • Plan to attend a Capstone Symposium to see all the capstone projects of STEM students.  They happen during the Friday of Finals week each quarter.  Capstone teams share a poster presentation and present to faculty/industry sponsors/students/the public about their project.

How to get registered for capstone:

  1. Meet with your Academic Advisor

    • Talk with your academic advisor to determine when is the best quarter to begin capstone.
    • Ensure you are on track to meet the prerequisites for capstone.  They can be found in the course descriptions for B ENGR 494 and B CE 495/B CE 496.
  2.  Register for B ENGR 494

    After meeting with your advisor, you will be given instructions on how to register for Capstone I: B ENGR 494.

Questions? Contact:

Transfer Students:

Admissions: Husky Hall uwbinfo@uw.edu / (425) 352-5000

Current UW Bothell Students:

Premajor Advising: UW1-160 uwbadvis@uw.edu / (425) 352-3427

Current CompE Students:

STEM Advising: DISC-352 stemadv@uw.edu / (425) 352-3746