FPEN 400: Independent Engineering Study (Capstone Project)


Objective:  To encourage students to think critically to solve identified challenges within the food industry. To develop skills in research, problem solving, project planning, and communication.

Description: The course is a supervised but independent study which affords students an opportunity to apply their accumulated knowledge to solve an identified problem within the food industry. It provides a problem-based learning experience involving food process problem identification, formulation of project proposal, project execution, and reporting.  Seminar presentations of project proposals and project outcomes as well as submission of a written project report are required.