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Capstone Project Formats

MECT410/MENG410 - Intro to Capstone Design

MECT411/MENG411 - Capstone Team Project

Report Sections:

  • Abstract
  • Chapter 1- Introduction 
  • Chapter 2- Literature Review  
  • Chapter 3- Design and Analysis 
  • Chapter 4- Manufacturing Plan 
  • Chapter 5- Product Testing Plan 
  • References 
  • Appendix A: Electronic Media 
  • Appendix B: Standards 
  • Appendix C: Constraints  
  • Appendix D: Project Plan 
  • Appendix E: Engineering Drawings

Report Sections:

  • Abstract 
  • Chapter 1- Introduction 
  • Chapter 2- Literature Review 
  • Chapter 3- Design and Analysis
  • Chapter 4- Manufacturing 
  • Chapter 5- Product Testing 
  • Chapter 6- Results & Discussion 
  • Chapter 7- Conclusion & Future Works 
  • References 
  • Appendix A: Electronic Media 
  • Appendix B: Standards 
  • Appendix C: Constraints 
  • Appendix D: Project Plan 
  • Appendix E: Engineering Drawings 


  • Please follow the report format
  • The main report must be to the point and as brief as possible. Please include the necessary information in the report and include all other supporting material/detailed information/data in the Appendices instead of the main report). For example Catalogue Information of Materials, Components etc can be included in the Appendix - F, G. 
  • For Casptone 1: Appendix - A must include the Project Poster
  • For Casptone 2: Appendix - A must include the Complete Project Portfolio i.e. Project Poster, Pictures, Video etc.
    For previous projects reports, videos and posters, please check the following:



  • Improves traceability
  • Distinguishes your own contribution
  • Demonstrates the depth of reading
  • Supports claims made in the text.
  • Prevents accusations of plagiarism
  • Motivates the readers.
  • Improves the presentation of your work.
  • Academic practice

What to Cite?

  • The work & ideas of other researchers.
  • The sources you used to construct your own arguments
  • Ideas taken from others that are demonstrated inside tables.
  • All figures and tables need Numbers, Titles. They may also need Citations next to the title.
  • Slides that you produce for giving a presentation need to be cited as well.
  • Any image, figure, table, data, equation, modelxt etc taken from another source must be cited.



In academia you bear responsibility for what you write and using somebody else's work without acknowledging the fact is highly unacceptable. Indeed , plagiarism is taken very serious by academic institutions and, thus, you should ensure that you take every effort to avoid it by being completely honest in your work. It is regarded as an infringement of academic principles, casts doubt on the author’s entire work and is a breach of ethical and, on occasion, legal copyright standards. Similarly , Plagiarism is NOT tolerated at EMU. A plagiarized assignment or report can even be awarded a mark of zero, without the opportunity for a resubmission.

  • Piracy: Obtaining someone else’s printed or electronic version of work or applications of art and presenting them under one’s own name without giving appropriate credit;
  • Presenting others’ research findings or ideas and applications simply by using different words or expressions or by changing part of it without giving credit;
  • Submitting or presenting part of someone else’s printed or electronic version of work as your own, without giving any reference as required by academic publication rules;
  • Presenting someone else’s ideas, findings and artistic applications as one’s own, without making any appropriate attributions in a manner that would leave no room for suspicion and that is parallel with the original source or the artistic applications;   
  • Failing to present others’ ideas, findings, and artistic applications in a manner that would show that they are citations;
  • Failing to provide information regarding the source of the quote or providing partial information regarding the source..


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