CSC490H1: Capstone Design Project



This half-course gives students experience solving a substantial problem that may span several areas of Computer Science. Students will define the scope of the problem, develop a solution plan, produce a working implementation, and present their work using written, oral, and (if suitable) video reports. Class time will focus on the project, but may include some lectures. The class will be small and highly interactive. Project themes change each year. Contact the Computer Science Undergraduate Office for information about this year’s topic themes, required preparation, and course enrolment procedures. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Students must submit an application to the course describing relevant interests, experience, and skills and general academic history. Application questions are set and assessed by the instructor. Applications are due in summer for the Fall term, and late fall for the Winter term.

Please visit for application deadlines and details. A decision on your application will be confirmed approximately 2-3 weeks after the application deadline, so students should enrol in an alternate course until the results of their application are confirmed.

1.5 credits of 300+ level CSC courses.
NOTE: Students not enrolled in the Computer Science Major or Specialist program at A&S, UTM, or UTSC, or the Data Science Specialist at A&S, are limited to a maximum of 1.5 credits in 300-/400-level CSC/ECE courses.
Distribution Requirements
Breadth Requirements
The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)
Mode of Delivery
In Class