Expectations & Deliverables


When senior year engineers enroll to work on an ELECOMP Capstone Design Project, these are the expectations of the Program Director:

  • Plan to devote ample time to the project. These are real and challenging
    Program Director, Professor Sunak, brain storming with Greg Rosche, Class of 2016.

    problems. To achieve the Best Outcomes of the project, teams are expected to devote a total of about 500- 700 hours per semester, depending on the number in the team.

  • The team will meet with their Technical Director on Friday afternoons, as 2-5pm is allocated capstone time in your schedule. Try not to schedule classes on campus at 5pm on Fridays, as you may be working at the company site.
  • Tuesdays 5-7pm is also allocated capstone time in your schedule. The use of this time slot will vary; determined by the Program Director.
  • Apart from the above 5 hours, you are expected to work another 7-10 hours on the project, either individually or with the team.
  • Depending on your schedule, the team can also meet with their Technical Director at other mutually convenient times.
  • Communicate regularly with your Technical Director; all emails sent must be copied to the Program Director.
  • Have a detailed agenda planned for your meetings on Friday afternoons.
  • Be on time, and don’t miss meetings or deadlines. Remember, this is like an 8-month “interview,” and it can end with an employment offer to you. It has happened all the time in the past.
  • Work as a team; respect all team members with their ideas and suggestions.
  • Act professionally and ethically at all times. Students are representatives of the University, the College and the Department when they interact with their Technical Directors and others in the company.


During the semester, the team will have a set of deliverables that are specific to the project. The list commonly includes:

  • Weekly Progress Reports (WPRs): submitted every Sunday evening. More details will be provided.
  • Maintain a Log Book, as done in the “real-world.” More details will be provided.
  • 2 major Progress Reports (PRs) for each semester
  • The Final Comprehensive Project Report, and 2 Oral Presentations.
  • Prototype demonstration: live or via video recording.
  • Poster presentation at the Capstone Summit at the end of the year in May.