Capstone Programme

Capstone: An 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
  • A sponsored sum of at least $5000 per team to cover design, prototype and project materials

How to Participate










Be a Capstone Partner simply by:

  • Providing details of your proposed Capstone project(s) using the 'Project Form' brief. (Please contact the Capstone Office for an editable softcopy of the 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 during November and December
  • 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 September, before the project starts in January the following year

Programme Brochure

Download the Capstone Programme brochure