Call for Capstone Projects

You bring the problems. We bring the solutions.

During their final year, most engineering students must complete a major, year-long capstone project.  In small teams, they use the knowledge and skills gained during their studies, to solve challenging real-world problems proposed by community partners like you.

At the end of the course, you are presented with design models and potentially a working prototype as a solution to your problem. 

How does this benefit you? 

  • Work with the next generation before you hire
  • Fresh new ideas and perspectives 
  • Enthusiastic team of students working on your project, advised by experienced, UBC-recruited professional mentors, and faculty to help with complex technical issues
  • Low-cost exploration of risky business ideas 
  • Explore products or services that are outside of your organization’s current business plan
  • Connect with UBC academic community
  • Approximately one thousand person-hours of work dedicated to solving your problem
  • Access to world-class research facilities
  • Streamlined framework for protecting sponsor's background IP and new IP that may result from the project


Capstone project timeline


Have a project?

We'd love you to get in touch. Since each department manages their own capstone projects, please select the appropriate department for your project and contact them directly.

Biomedical Engineering

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Civil Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Engineering Physics

Environmental Engineering

Geological Engineering: contact Jason Yeung

Integrated Engineering

Manufacturing Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Mining Engineering: contact Tonia Welch

School of Engineering in the Okanagan

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