Singapore University of Social Sciences

Capstone Project (FEM499)


This dissertation course which is on the Honours programmes requires students to apply their knowledge to carry out an independent research project on a topic of their choice. Students have to decide on a topic, frame a research question, review the relevant literature, and prepare a research proposal. In addition, students are required to collect data, conduct appropriate analysis and write up a research report. To allow students to have more time for data collection and analysis, this dissertation course spans over two academic semesters.

Level: 4
Credit Units: 10
Presentation Pattern: Every semester


  • Objectives of Project
  • Capstone Requirements
  • Communication Competence
  • Critical Thinking
  • Adaptive Competence
  • Leadership Capacity
  • Scholarly Concern for Improvement
  • Motivation of Continued Learning
  • Summative Evaluation

Learning Outcome

  • Discuss the scope of your capstone project problem to be investigated
  • Analyze the motivation / benefits / rewards of your project problem
  • Review the literature to gather information about the project and the available solutions
  • Examine the constraints / drawbacks in the available solutions
  • Define the assumptions / conditions relevant to your project
  • Formulate your project problem/ model / system
  • Design / implement / simulate the system
  • Test the system / model / software
  • Compare your results with the solutions available in the literature
  • Draft a detailed report on your project work
  • Summarize the project work as a poster, defining the project problem, the solution(s), benefits of the solution(s) and any improvements that can be done
  • Give an oral presentation
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