Capstone Courses - applied research & project management

The IPZ offers a new, innovative teaching format exclusively for advanced master students: a Capstone Course directly qualifies you for applied research and project management. It is the bridging to professional practice after graduation.

Participants work independently in a small group of 4 to 5 selected students on a project of a client from the business or the public sector. You are professionally supported by one of our professors, but you are responsible for your project.

This is the chance to qualify visibly for future employers and to establish corresponding relationships in the working world.

Capstone Courses will be offered every semester in various subjects.

The participation in a Capstone Course replaces two MA seminars (12 ECTS), depending on the topic, an assignment to a track is possible.

If you have any questions, please contact our student advisor, Ms Ursina Wälchli, at

To see our current Capstone Courses, please refer to our German page.