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Capstone: A University-Industry Partnership

The Capstone project is a University-Industry partnership whereby students work in cross-functional teams to solve real-world challenges. Working in teams of 5 to 7 students, these final-year undergraduate students will learn to apply the principles, concepts, techniques that they have learnt to investigate your technical and business challenges.

Nature of a Capstone Project

A Capstone project is an industry-based project which gives senior year undergraduate students the opportunity to practically apply the knowledge, principles, concepts and techniques they have learned to solve multi-disciplinary challenges. It aims to give students a holistic, integrative design experience that requires an extensive range of technological design skills and knowledge such as:

Identifying real world needs Transforming needs into technical specifications or design strategies
Applying modelling techniques and evaluating design alternatives Using teamwork to resolve the challenges in designing and validating a tangible solution

Benefits for Industry Partners

Capstone Partners can look forward to:

  • Gaining access to design and technology oriented students to investigate your technical and business challenges

  • Owning intellectual property generated during the Capstone project

  • Gaining access to a wide range of faculty technical expertise

  • Having consistent exposure to gauge the abilities of students over the two-term (8-month) project duration to recruit the right talent with the right attitude and understanding of your business environment

Contributions from Industry Partners

Capstone Partners should provide:

  • Projects that involve students from at least 2 different pillars

  • Project should have enough scope for 5 to 7 students per team

  • Projects that last 2 terms (from January to August)

  • Projects that fulfill university learning objectives

  • Mentors who will work closely with students and faculty instructors

  • The cost of participation is S$6,000 per team to cover design, prototype and project materials

How to Participate