All students

What is the course number?

  • For ME: ME 4723 - X
  • For ECE: ECE 4723 - X + ECE 4723 - LX
  • For CS: CS 4723 - X + CS 4723 - XS
  • For BME: BMED 4723 - X + BMED 4723 X01
  • For IE: ISYE 4106

What is the course format?

Lectures will be for one hour on Monday afternoon (from 12:30-1:20 p.m., a portion of the scheduled 12:30-2:25 p.m. window). Teams will have weekly meetings with advisors for 30 minutes on Wednesdays (between 12:30-3:15 p.m.). Three times a semester, all teams will come together for three hours of back-to-back presentations on Wednesdays (12:30-3:15 p.m.).​

Do I need a permit to register?

Unless you are IE, you do not need a permit to register. If you are IE, contact Dima Nazzal for a permit.

Do I need to apply for a spot in the course?


Do I need a team or idea to enroll?

No. Students not already in a team can join a team on the first day and brainstorm ideas for the first month. Pre-existing teams may continue to stay together and may continue working on the idea they already have. 

Can I bring an idea?


Can I bring a team?

Yes, but all teammates must be enrolled in the course and at this time we only accept ME, ECE, CS, BME, and ISYE majors.

What size can my team be?

We accept teams with four to seven members. Like other Capstone sections, teams will typically be between four to six students, occasionally with a team of seven. 

Are non-CS/EE/ME/BME/IE majors allowed to do this option (i.e. ID, Business, LMC, etc.)?

Not at this time.

How much funding does a single team get?

$1K to start, more if needed.

What are the lectures generally about/aimed to teach?

Evidence based entrepreneurship, design, manufacturing, patents, etc. and other topics that help a startup succeed.

Is each team given mentors or would we have to find our own?


Is there an end of the year presentation? Is it part of the larger GT Capstone presentation or is it separate?

Three presentations throughout the semester and attend the Capstone Design Expo.

What is the difference between I2P and CREATE-X Capstone?

In Capstone you will be on a team of four to seven, all enrolled in the course, and take the idea from problem to solution in one semester. There are weekly meetings, lectures, reports, presentations and prototyping. It’s a lot of work but you will make a lot of progress on your invention and know for sure by the end of the semester whether you want to continue with the project.

I2P is much more driven by the student with their mentor, like undergraduate research. There is no set schedule and just informal weekly reporting and a few short presentations. I2P is more of an “independent study” course.

Mechanical Engineering students

Does this replace regular ME 4182?


What is different from ME 4182?  

We’ll spend substantial effort in the first month helping you find a problem to solve that is real, important, and unsolved.

What are the ME student options for Capstone?

  • ME 4182 section A, ME Capstone Design – ME students will work on teams to solve design challenges with an ME focus. Projects originate from industry sponsors, student ideas, or faculty driven ideas. Students are encouraged to register for the same section if they plan to work in one team, but on a case by case basis, students may be able to move across other A sections (ex. A01, A02, etc). All members of your team will be administratively moved into a single section after the start of the semester.
  • ME 4182 section ID, ME/ID Capstone Design – This is a joint section for ME and ID students. This section has Humanitarian and Industrial Projects with Industrial Design flavor.
  • ME 4723 section A, Interdisciplinary Capstone Design – Solving real-world design projects sponsored by industry or proposed by students/faculty. Student teams comprise of students from ME, MSE, BME, and/or ECE. Students attend lectures offered by their respective home schools. However, the entire interdisciplinary student team is expected to work together and report at a common supervised lab time per week to one primary faculty advisor for the team.
  • ME 4723 section X, Interdisciplinary Capstone Design – Create-X Capstone Design is dedicated to entrepreneurial projects. Student teams are comprised of exclusively ME students, or multidisciplinary teams with ME, ECE, CS, BME and IE students to design and build prototypes of their invention and explore a market demand and value proposition. Lectures will include those related to the needs of entrepreneurship and a startup. As in the traditional Capstone course, students will follow the design process, produce reports and presentations.

Electrical and Computer Engineering students

Does this replace 4012?


Am I eligible?  

All students who have taken ECE 3872 are eligible to take CREATE-X Capstone (ECE 4723 - X + ECE 4723 - XL) for their second semester of Capstone. ECE 3872 students should consult with their instructor about requirements imposed by ECE to leave ECE 3872 with team intact (contact: Bruno Frazier and Mary Ann Weitnauer).

Can I get a permit or time conflict override to register?

If you completed ECE 3006, you will need to request a permit. Time conflict overrides will be given to ECE students to miss up to 1.5 of the Wednesday morning hours but not the Monday lecture. Email with your GTID and CC

Computer Science students

Can I get a time conflict override to register?

Time conflict overrides will be given to CS students to miss up to 1.5 of the Wednesday morning hours but not the Monday lecture.

Email with your GTID and CC

Can I take CREATE-X courses to fulfill my junior design requirement?

Yes, there are 2 ways to fulfill your junior design requirement using CREATE-X courses. 

  1. Students using CREATE-X for junior design take at least six hours of CREATE-X Startup Lab and Idea to Prototype (I2P) and three of those six hours must be I2P. Students will take these six hours with LMC 3403 to satisfy their Technical Communication requirement.
    • 1st semester: Startup Lab - CS 2701 or Idea to Prototype (I2P), three hours
    • 2nd semester: Idea to Prototype, CS 2699/4699, three hours
    • 2nd semester or after: Technical Communication, LMC 3403, three hours
    • = nine hours
  2. CREATE-X Capstone Design (CS4723X + CX4723XS​, three hours) + Technical Writing (LMC 3403, three hours) can be used to fulfill the junior design requirement.

Can I take LMC 3403 in the same semesters or not?

Yes either is allowable.

Biomedical Engineering students

Does this replace BME 4602?


Industrial and Systems Engineering students

Does this replace regular IE 4106?


What is different from our regular capstone class?

We’ll spend substantial effort in the first month helping you find a problem to solve that is real, important, and unsolved.

What about the client we have already found and committed to?

You will consider that client your first, and over the course of the first month, you’ll take a step back and find, hopefully, many many more that have the same problem. Over the course of the semester you’ll design and build a solution for these clients, and hopefully consider launching a company to deliver it after the semester is over!