Capstone - Combining Coursework In An Entrepreneurial Setting
The Capstone in Information Technology and Informatics Course (04:547:455) is different from other Capstone courses at Rutgers in that it is a group project instead of an individual effort. Under the guidance and direction of ITI instructors and mentors, the Capstone Class students experience the process of bringing an IT product (hardware and software) to life.
Designed to synthesize what students have learned in the ITI program and to simulate what it is like to work in an IT entrepreneurial environment, the Capstone Class students collectively invent an IT-based product or service and then self organize into marketing, financial and development teams to bring their idea to life.
The Capstone Class students present their product and discuss their journey in making it happen with a panel of judges before an audience of their peers at the ITI Showcase at the end of each semester.
- Capstone is a 3 credit course. You must have completed at least 18 credits in the Information Technology and Informatics (ITI) major and have the permission of the ITI department to enroll in Capstone.
- Capstone students and instructors usually meet on Friday afternoons for two hours
- Each semester's Capstone class is typically made up of about 20 ITI students.