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Capstone and course-based projects

At the nexus of theory and practice

Do you represent a city or municipality, community organization or non-governmental organization, seeking solutions to a problem that requires integrative insights and technical skills?

Our capstone program employs multidisciplinary and mixed methods problem-solving approaches and taps into students’ cutting-edge training and skills

How it works

A multidisciplinary project addresses an urban-related issue or challenge that your organization needs resolved, but may not have the resources or knowledge to complete on your own.

Capstone projects can take a wide variety of forms, but most are long-term investigative projects that culminate in a final product, presentation or performance.

Over the course of the academic year, a team researches, proposes and prototypes an intervention to address the challenge you identified.

Students may be asked to select a topic, profession, or social problem that interests them. The project gives them a space to:

  • conduct research on the subject
  • maintain a portfolio of findings
  • create a final product demonstrating their learning acquisition or conclusions, in the form of a paper, short film or multimedia presentation
  • give an oral presentation on the project to a panel of stakeholders

Each client will work with a team of four to six students. They are each expected to dedicate approximately 10 hours per week, for 12 to 24 weeks, to the capstone class. 

As a project partner, you are expected to dedicate approximately an hour or two per week, from September to March, to support the team and the project.

Your role involves giving timely access to any data essential for completing the project. The specific details and scope of the project are discussed in an initial meeting in September with the student team, faculty supervisor and the appropriate subject matter experts.

Our capstone program's benefits:

  • introduces innovative concepts and improvements to your organization
  • puts solutions to key issues into practice
  • fixes problems requiring an infusion of talented resources from various disciplines
  • leverages technical and theoretical knowledge
  • identifies potential employees for your organization 
  • gives you access to the expertise of Concordia faculty and students

Contact us

Do you have questions, want to explore potential ideas to collaborate with us or are interested in viewing the past project posters created by our students? 

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