IBE Senior Project
 

Lehigh University's Integrated Business & Engineering Honors Program

Capstone Design Projects: Real Solutions to Real Problems
 
Catalog Descriptions

IBE 380 Integrated Business and Engineering Capstone Project I (3) spring
IBE students work in cross-disciplinary teams of 5 to 6 business and engineering majors with a faculty mentor on the marketing, financial and economic planning, and technical and economic feasibility of actual new product concepts initiated by the course’s corporate sponsors. These sponsors are incubator start-up firms to ensure that the projects have both business and engineering elements. Written reports and oral presentations to sponsors and invited venture capitalists are required. Open only to students in the Integrated Business and Engineering Honors Program.

IBE 385 Integrated Business and Engineering Capstone Project II (3) fall
IBE students continue to work with the detailed design including the fabrication and testing of working prototypes of their new products designed in IBE Capstone Project I course. In addition to the technical design of the products, detailed financial and marketing plans are required. Written reports and oral presentations to sponsors and invited venture capitalists are required. Open only to students in the Integrated Business and Engineering Honors Program.

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    Objective

    The principal objective of the two-semester, six-credit capstone design course is to use cross-disciplinary teams of IBE business and engineering majors to provide solutions to actual "real-world" problems raised by our corporate sponsors.

     
    Teaching Approach

    During the first semester, students work in teams of 5 to 6 students on the marketing, financial and economic planning, and technical and economic feasibility of new product concepts initiated by the corporate sponsors.

    During the second semester, the teams continue with the detailed design, fabrication and testing of working prototypes of their new product. In addition to the technical design of the products, detailed financial and marketing plans are required.