This class was tough.
As someone who has been through a capstone course before, it would be hard to recommend this course for myself before I registered. To someone who has never experienced the engineering design process, however, this course may be worth investing time into. The course is definitely not easy. Most of the time is spent out of class writing technical memos and having meetings with teammates. I've honestly spent more time on this class than either of my introductory math and science classes. The work itself isn't particularly hard, it is just very time consuming.
Although the writing portion is difficult, the ability the interact with real world clients is still a valuable experience for me. Talking with our client has enabled me to develop even better conversational and communication skills.
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Advice for students:
Be prepared to do quite a bit of writing. Definitely collaborate with your team and use some sort of group calendar system to set meeting times and make sure everyone knows what needs to be accomplished and when.