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The Capstone Design Project Proposal Form is available as a Google Form. Please fill out and submit the form here. Please email capstones [at] ece [dot] ubc [dot] ca if you have any further questions. Below are instructions in how to submit a proposal and an example proposal.
In the capstone design course, fourth-year engineering students work in teams of 4 to 6 on projects proposed by industry or other organizations over a period of 8 months. Each team is supervised by a faculty member, acting as the technical director, and assisting or directing students to appropriate technical expertise. You will act as the client.
The projects may be general projects in electrical and computer engineering, or more specialized in software engineering, energy, biomedical devices, or nano- and microsystems.
A good capstone project has the following attributes:
Submit a project proposal by filling in the form here. See below for further instructions. Please note: our instructions have changed from previous years. We are now using a webform. You may find some inspiration in the accompanying examples.
The first page will provide information for students to opt for your project; the second page provides more detail about the people with whom they would be working.
Background: Briefly explain the domain and the context in which you are trying to solve an engineering problem. A few sentences will suffice.
Objectives: Briefly explain what ideally you would like the students to resolve, the problem, some of the constraints (e.g., financial), or quality attributes (response time, interoperability, etc.), possible leads on ideas...
Major Deliverables: Explain what you would need to see to declare success in April: a prototype, a model, a computer simulation, validated design solution, a set of blueprints, etc…
Special Considerations: You may want to include the following:
We will be happy to review your submission BEFORE END OF JULY and contact you for further discussion. Feedback will typically be given within 2 weeks, but no later than September 3rd, when the course actually starts.