Welcome to the official webpage of the DoE Capstone Project!

Final year Capstone projects (ELEC4907, ELEC4908, SREE4907 & ECOR4907) may take different forms depending on the topic, but the common key elements are engineering design practice and team work. The projects in the Electronics Department typically involve design/development of microelectronic, RF/microwave and photonic components/systems, and/or development of CAD tools for modeling and design of these components/systems.

The projects integrate mathematics, basic sciences, the engineering sciences and complementary studies in engineering design of components, systems and or processes to meet specific needs.  Students are required to work in groups to complete a major design task.  They are responsible for partitioning the work amongst the members of the team and setting milestones for each team member while regularly with their faculty supervisors. The general prerequisite is the 4th-year status in the engineering program beside the following:

  • ECOR-4995 is required but may also be taken concurrently.
  • Certain Projects may have additional prerequisites or co-requisites.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to take the 3rd-Year design project course.

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Project Streams

Following DoE Project streams are available to students (with some possible considerations):

  1. ELEC 4907 – Engineering Project
  2. ELEC 4908 – Engineering Physics Project and
  3. SREE 4907 – Energy Engineering Project
  4. SYSC-4907 – Systems and Computer Engineering 

Students can alternatively explore a recently introduced Capstone project course of

  • ECOR4907 – Multidisciplinary Engineering Project

which follows its own set of pre-requisites and requirements. Students must choose between ECOR4907 or ELEC/SREE courses. Before registering for the Capstone project, students must explore and decide if they want to pursue ELEC/SREE projects or the ECOR projects. Click here for more information about ECOR 4907.

What to expect?

Through the projects, students are encouraged to develop professional skills necessary for real-world engineering practices dealing with issues such as health/safety, reliability, codes and standards, and environmental considerations.   The projects should be treated not only as an academic activity, but also as a rehearsal for developing products in a real-world industrial/business environment.  Students develop a strong sense of responsibility for team success, self-discipline, making timely deliverables, as well as having sound product economics and project management.

Check the project streams available for Electrical, Engineering physics (Eng. Phys.) and Sustainable and Renewable Energy (SREE) students.