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

  • 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 2023 Start of Capstone
April 2024 End of Capstone

Programme Schedule for Capstone 2024

July 2023 to March 2024 Sourcing & Scoping of Capstone Projects
April 2024 to May 2024 Finalise Scoping of Projects
June 2024 Project Selection and Results of Selection by Students 
September 2024 Start of Capstone
April 2025 End of Capstone

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 or email to

  • The Project Form brief will help to facilitate subsequent project 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 2024.

Submit online project form