Welcome to International Capstone Project Exchange, a network of universities and companies that collaborate to give students real-world international experience.
Using the telecommuting concept, teams of capstone students complete projects for industry partners in other countries. The exchange helps universities and companies from around the world connect.
How the Exchange Works
Universities can request to join the International Capstone Project Exchange at www.ndsu.edu/cs/icpe. Once the university is registered, the faculty facilitator can request to be paired with a university in another country that is working with students in the same or a complementary discipline. That university will find a company to sponsor a project for your students, and you will find a company to sponsor a project for their students. The exchanges, however, are not required to run at the same time. Project timelines are based on each university’s academic calendar. Your responsibility to your university partner is to help them connect with a company in your country. Once that occurs, your role in that exchange is complete. Likewise, once you are connected with a company in another country, your university partner will step away. You and the company will work together to shape the experience.
Some university partners choose to have teams from both universities work on the same project.
An international capstone exchange helps students round out their education by combining teamwork with application of skills in
an international business setting. It also gives them the opportunity to make make industry contacts and to develop skills that make them more marketable:
Benefits for companies include:
The exchange is open to any discipline, and any other areas where there may be interest are welcome. Current projects are in computer science, software engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, bio-engineering, biology, environmental management, biological engineering, international marketing, and international journalism.
Various Project Exchange Models
Website is under construction
Texas A&M University, United States, working with UNSW, Australia
Team of two ECE students from Texas A&M working with a sponsor at UNSW, Australia, on a system that estimates crowds in a room as well as incoming and outgoing traffic in order to do crowd control as well as market reach calculations. Phone app summarizes and enables user to visualize all the information.
UNSW, Australia working with Texas A&M University, United States
Team of two ECE students from UNSW working with a sponsor at Texas A&M University, USA, developing a platform that will track its user’s movements and follow them around busy areas like airports, train stations, bus stations etc. plus alert the user if the connection is lost. The platform can handle weights of up to 10Kg, which is the equivalent of airplane carry-on luggage.
Linkoping University and the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs
UCCS has two teams working on two different projects supporting Linkoping’s Student Formula car. One team is developing a solution that should change the angle of attack of the rear wing during a race. The second team is developing a new lightweight solution for the pedal box.
North Dakota State University working for Inwerken – Hannover, Germany (via Hochshule-Hannover – University of Applied Sciences and Arts)
NDSU students worked with Inwerken, an SAP business software consulting company to make an Internet of Things (IoT) solution to easily obtain and display sensor data in the cloud. Their solution for this uses a TI-SensorTag CC2650 sensor to capture data and send it to a BananaPro microcomputer via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). The data is preprocessed on the BananaPro device locally and then pushed to the SAP HANA Cloud via the internet with simple URL calls. Using SAP’s UI5 platform, they implemented a display dashboard to visualize the data, giving the client greater control and awareness over their product and processes.
North Dakota State University working for the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, Linkoping, Sweden (via Linkoping University)
The project developed a web application used to monitor climate data coming from an HPC. It uses a php back end with an Angular JS front end. The information displayed includes time stamps of previous 5 updates, time since previous updates (displayed as a dynamic counter), most recent model status (including previous 4 status), and a time series charts to display scalar data. Another feature includes the ability to search and display multiple files. Our project is compatible with a variety of devices including tablet and mobile.
North Dakota State University working with Data61 – Australia (via Deakin University)
Western Sydney University, Australia, working with Sparrow Marine, Savannah, Georgia, United States
A team of information communication technology students developed a web-based system to maintain regulatory details of vessels. The tool simplifies the query process, allowing the marine experts to understand regulations that are applicable to different states.
University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hannover, Germany, working with National Information Solutions Cooperative, United States (via North Dakota State University)
A team of computer science students developed an iOS app for a utility bill pay application that enabled customers to visualize utility costs and bill payment for their facilities on iPhone and iPad.
University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign, United States and Universidad del Norte, Colombia working with Grain Systems, Inc., United States
A team of students improved the design of existing grain handling hardware. They replaced existing mechanisms with higher quality parts that cost less than installing a new system.
North Dakota State University, United States, working with MindRoad, Sweden (via Linkoping University)
A team of computer science students developed a tool to support the creation of well-formulated user stories to help software developers using Agile practices.
Website is under construction
Past ties with countries
Lets get in touch. Send us a message:
Dr. Dean Knudson
Associate Professor & Capstone Co-ordinator
Department of Computer Science
North Dakota State University,
Fargo, United States-58102