MUCP: A Unique Capstone Opportunity

The Multidisciplinary Urban Capstone Project is designed for exceptional fourth-year students who are looking for a unique, challenging capstone design experience. Students in the MUCP:

  • Apply knowledge, skills and processes from several disciplines to conduct analysis;
  • Demonstrate judgement as they integrate economic, environmental, social, and other pertinent interdisciplinary factors;
  • Incorporate teamwork, project management, and direct stakeholder and Client interaction; and
  • Prove the feasibility of their design concepts through simulation and prototyping.
     

Student Information Session:

Watch the recorded session here.
 

Application Requirement:

Interested students from participating faculties and departments can submit their applications to capstone.sofc@utoronto.ca 

Your application should include: Watch the recorded session here

  • Online application form
  • Statement of Interest (not to exceed 300 words).
    • This statement should clearly assert your interest in participating in the course. Please speak to a specific project, how would you approach the project (from your discipline), or what would you learn from it.
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript

Round 2 student applications are due July 16, 2021, 5 PM

Please check in Mid-April for the complete roster of projects available for the 2021/2022 year
 

Student Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
 

  1. Am I eligible applying for it?

    You are eligible to apply if you are scheduled to take a capstone course. MUCP is a substitute course, you can take it in place of your departmental capstone or independent thesis course.
     

  2. Can I source my own project?

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

  3. What resources/facilities does the university provide to support the project?

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

  4. 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.
    The Client is expected to spend about 1-2 hours per week to support the project from September to March. This support includes 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 appropriate subject matter experts. 
     

  5. What is the time commitment?

    Each student will work 10 hours per week for about 26 weeks. This includes 6 workshops hosted by the course Supervisor to support the design process and the delivery of the project.
     

  6. Can I form my own team?

    While students can form their own team, each team member must apply separately. The departments will select team members that best reflect the needs of the client. 
     

  7. I am not a student of participating departments, can I still apply for the MUCP?

    At this time MUCP is open to participating departments. If your department is not currently listed and you wish to apply, please contact us at capstone.sofc@utoronto.ca. You may request a written permission from your host department to participate in the course along with your Statement of Interest and resume.