2024-2025 Projects

Capstone Information Session 2024-2025:

Capstone Information Session 2024-2025

Dear 3rd year students,

A Capstone INFORMATION SESSION was held on Friday, March 1 2024 11:30-2:30 in the EDC Atrium with posters, small displays and representatives from each of the projects.  

This event showcased the capstone projects that will be available to your cohort in the upcoming academic year (2024-2025).  The posters from the event are shared on this webpage.

Thank you.

The Capstone design project courses (i.e. courses labelled MAAE4907X, and ECOR 4907X) are created to foster teamwork, communication, technical skill development and design work. All students must be 4th year eligible to enroll in a MAAE4907X / ECOR 4907X course and this 4th year status will be determined after course marks are submitted for the Winter 2024 term.  Once marks are submitted, project registration will be available, and you will be sent an email with instructions.

2024-2025 Fourth Year Capstone Project Registration –


The Capstone Selection website is not yet open for the 2024-2025 academic year. It will open in May 2024.

Thank you.

Lab Safety – Rules and Regulations

Please review the project descriptions below and contact lead engineers should you have any specific questions. Your general questions may be directed towards the Capstone Coordinator, Professor Xiao Huang, or towards Maia Bahubeshi Gill.

Project Descriptions:

ECOR 4907 A
Advanced Aircraft Design (AAD)
Project Manager:  Prof. J. Laliberté
MAAE 4907 G

The Assisted Autonomous Vehicles (AAV) capstone will not be available during the 2024-2025 academic year.

Project Manager:  Prof. X. Huang

MAAE 4907 U

Autonomous Mobile Robot for Agriculture (AMRA) <<<NEW CAPSTONE>>>
Project Manager: Prof. M. Biglarbegian

MAAE 4907 O
Bioinspired Environmentally Friendly Aerial Vehicle (BEFAV)
Project Manager:  Prof. J. Rocha
MAAE 4907 F

Carleton University Blended Wing Body Gas Turbine Engine (CUB-GT)
Project Manager: Prof. H. Saari

MAAE 4907 I
Crash Test Dummy (CUCD)
Project Manager:  Prof. A. Speirs
MAAE 4907 E
The Carleton University Simulator Project (CUSP) capstone will not be available during the 2024-2025 academic year.
Project Manager:  Prof. R. Irani
MAAE 4907 Q
Autonomous Spacecraft Robotics (DOT)
Project Manager:  Prof. S. Ulrich
MAAE 4907 D
Ravens Racing FSAE Formula Car (FSAE)
Project Manager:  Prof. E. Cyr
MAAE 4907 J
Intelligent Telepresence and Assistive Devices (ITAD)
Project Manager:  Prof. M. Ahmadi
MAAE 4907 V

Lunar Culture – Hydroponic Farming on the Moon (LCU) <<<NEW CAPSTONE!>>>

Project Manager: Prof. Hanspeter Frei

MAAE 4907 L
The Mechatronic Dosimetry Systems (MEDS) capstone will not be available during the 2024-2025 academic year.
Project Manager:  Prof. R. Chhabra
MAAE 4907 R
Metal Powder Power Plants (MP3)
Project Manager:  R. Kholghy
MAAE 4907 P
Rocket Design Project (RDP) [formerly Bi-Propellant Liquid Rocket (BPLR)]
Project Manager:  D. MacPhee
MAAE 4907 B 
The Satellite Design Project (SDP) capstone will not be available during the 2024-2025 academic year.
Project Manager:  B. Burlton
MAAE 4907 M
Sustainable Energy Systems Portfolio (SESP)
Project Manager:  Prof. A. Abdulla
MAAE 4907 C
Blended Wing Body (UAV)
Project Manager: Prof. M. El Sayed
MAAE 4907 S

Whale ACHOO – no poster available.

Project Manager: R. Irani

The MAE Capstone Project-Marking Guidelines are provided to Lead Engineers and students involved in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Capstone Design Projects as guidance to carry out and interpret performance evaluations on the projects.

To apply for a small project with a team of 4-8 students, a MAE faculty member must be found and subsequently, a proposal must be prepared and submitted to the capstone committee no later than December 15, 2024. The proposal shall include objectives, scope of work, stream/specialization of the students involved, space requirement, environment/safety, and budget consideration (external support committed as there is no department funding provided). The proposal will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Will a P.Eng. lead the project?
  • Will the project have a design focus?
  • Will the project allow an open-ended philosophy in the early stage of the project?
  • Will it expose the students to a large group setting? (In this regard, it is important to discuss with other project managers to seek an opportunity to participate in their group meetings)
  • Is there a budget requirement? If so, was the funding secured?
  • Will the project evolve into a large Capstone project? In what time frame?
  • Other considerations.

The date of submission must be observed to avoid redundant registrations.

If you have any questions please contact the Capstone Projects Coordinator – Prof. Xiao Huang (xiao.huang@carleton.ca).

You may also contact the department via the MAE Contact Form.