Managing Major Engineering Projects Capstone

For learners who have successfully completed the Managing Major Engineering Projects Specialisation on Coursera, the next step towards earning degree credit is to apply for the Capstone project. 

The Capstone project delivered on Coursera, will give you access to premium content including:

  • Video interviews with industry experts on their professional practice and approach to management of major engineering projects. 
  • Engaging case studies which develop the core material you’ve covered in the Specialisation courses. 
  • Graded assignments, participation in real-world applied projects, and interaction with your peers. 
  • Access to the University's online library catalogue which contains over ninety thousand electronic resources. 

You’ll be supported by a dedicated instructor who will lead live global classroom sessions and also provide regular support via forums. You will also gain unlimited access to the content from all of the courses you have completed as part of the Managing Major Engineering Projects Specialisation.

Earn degree credit

By successfully completing the Capstone project, you will be awarded a University of Leeds transcript for 15 postgraduate credits*. These credits can be used as evidence of accredited postgraduate study. 

You may be able to use the credit as part of Masters programmes at the University of Leeds, or at another University. Check with the admissions office - the decision made by each University will be based on its policy on accreditation of prior learning and the subject you are applying to study.

Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

The Capstone project is dual accredited by CMI. This means you will automatically receive a professional qualification after you successfully complete the Capstone project. By adding this CMI qualification to your University qualification:

  • You'll improve your employability - the CMI professional qualification is industry-recognised.
  • You'll gain access to exclusive CMI networking events.
  • You will have the opportunity to attend lectures from top level CMI industry-expert members.
  • CMI’s qualifications sit on the RQF framework and are recognised by the European Credit Framework.
  • CMI qualifications fast-track students into the next stage of training to become Chartered Managers.
  • During your studies you will become a CMI Affiliate member, giving you a host of additional benefits to support your development and employability.

Real-world project

The Capstone project gives you the opportunity to choose one of the engineering project management topics covered in the specialization, and carry out your own independent research and analysis. You will then develop recommendations for improvements to real-world practice. 

You will investigate your chosen topic, find relevant sources and critically engage with the professional and academic debate about that topic. You’ll then reflect on your research, to produce recommendations that can have real impact on your professional practice.

Entry requirements

Normally applicants should hold a degree in engineering, physical sciences or a related engineering or technological discipline where relevant subject areas have been studied.

Non-graduates can undertake programmes leading to postgraduate awards with the University of Leeds if they have adequate and relevant professional qualifications. We welcome enquiries and applications from non-graduates with at least three years work experience in an engineering environment.

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. Students for whom English is not their first language must meet the University's entry criteria for English language, IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in in any component.

If English is not your native language, you will need to provide evidence of your English language ability. The University’s English language admissions standard is IELTS 6.5 overall or equivalent, with no less than 6.0 in any component. 

Dates and fees

The Capstone project lasts seven weeks and you can start the next course session on 7 January 2018. The course runs three times per year, with upcoming sessions starting on 7 May 2019. 

The course fee will be US $1,000. 

Apply today

If you are considering applying for the Capstone Project, please complete the expression of interest form. After answering a few short questions, we’ll be able to advise if you qualify to apply, and a member of our team will be in touch with more information.  

* Credits are a system used by Universities internationally for recognising the achievement of learning. A 15 credit course or module equates to an estimated 150 learning hours. This is equivalent to four US credits or 7.5 European (ECTS) credits.