Capstone Design at Canada's Most Innovative University

Capstone Design is the culmination of the undergraduate student experience, creating a blueprint for innovation in engineering design.

Supported by numerous awards, Capstone Design provides Waterloo Engineering students with the unique opportunity to conceptualize and design a project related to their chosen discipline.

A requirement for completion of their degrees, Capstone Design challenges students in teams of four to push their own boundaries, and apply the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom and on co-op work terms.  It reinforces the concepts of team work, project management, research and development. 

Ground-breaking ideas leading to the creation of Athos, BufferBox, Intellijoint HIP, Myo armband and the Pebble smartwatch had their geneses in Capstone Design. 

Learn more about our current student projects. 

    1. Mar. 12, 2020Biomedical Engineering Capstone Design Symposium
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      Biomedical Engineering's Capstone Design Symposium will showcase the latest biomedical innovations from final year Engineering students. Students will present and discuss their research from 1:00pm to 4:00pm with visual aids and tactile materials or prototypes to illustrate their research.

      For more information on the research projects that will be presented, please view all 2020 Biomedical Engineering Capstone Design Projects and join us on March 12 in Engineering 7 to come and explore for yourself! 

    2. Mar. 12, 2020Systems Design Engineering Capstone Design Symposium
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      For more information on all the research projects that will be presented, please see the 2020 Systems Design Engineering Capstone Design Projects page and discover the symposium for yourself on March 12 in Engineering 7. 

    3. Mar. 13, 2020Mechatronics Engineering Capstone Design Symposium
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      Discover dozens of innovations from final year student research teams at Mechatronics Engineering's Capstone Design Symposium. 

      For more information on all the research projects that will be presented, please see the 2020 Mechatronics Engineering Capstone Design Projects page.

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