Multidisciplinary Capstone Design Project (MCP)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What benefits are there in taking APS490Y1 versus my departmental capstone course?

There are many benefits in taking the Multidisciplinary Capstone course (APS 490Y1).  Students in APS 490Y1 are provided with the opportunity to work within a multidisciplinary team.  This is a unique experience because students from several disciplines are collaborating and working together to conduct engineering analysis and practice engineering design. Other benefits include project management, and direct stakeholder and client interaction.

Am I eligible applying for it?

You are eligible to apply if you are scheduled to take capstone within the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering.  APS490 is a substitute course.  You can take it in place of your departmental capstone course.

How do I apply for APS490Y1?

Interested students can submit their applications to 

Applications include:

  • Statement of Interest (not to exceed 300 words).  This statement should clearly assert your interest in participating in the course.
  • Resume
Can I source my own project?

All submitted Multidisciplinary Capstone projects need an external client.  Students can source a project but it will have to approved by the disciplinary capstone coordinator and the course coordinator.

What resources/facilities does the Faculty provide for prototyping?

These facilities and resources are posted on the course website once registered in the course.

If my team needs technical support or advice, is there another source of expertise aside from our supervisor and client whom we can approach?

If your team knows a faculty that is an expert, the team can seek advice from that individual directly.  Note that the capstone coordinators are subject matter experts by default.  They can also help you.