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

  • 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

How to Participate

Programme Schedule for Capstone 2023

September 2022 to March 2023 Sourcing & Scoping of Capstone Projects
April 2023 Finalise Scoping of Projects
June 2023 Project Selection and Results of Selection by Students 
September 2023 Start of Capstone
April 2024 End of Capstone

* The submission window for Capstone 2023 has closed. Submissions for Capstone 2024 will start from July 2023

Be a Capstone Partner:

  • Clear Agreement clauses with Capstone office (signing will be done later). Submit the proposed Capstone project(s) using the Online Project Form*.

  • The Project Form brief will help to facilitate subsequent project scoping discussions with SUTD to fine-tune the proposals.

  • When the project scoping is completed, the approved project will be accepted as a Capstone project for student selection from June.

  • Signing the standard Capstone agreement letter. (Note: All Intellectual Properties generated during the Capstone project belong to the Capstone Partner. There are also non-disclosure clauses to safeguard confidential information.)

  • Completing project scoping discussions and signing of Capstone agreement letter latest by May 2023.

Download Capstone 2023 Programme Brochure

Capstone 2023