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Capstone Project Writing COMM 8590

Communication Course

Course details

​This course assists students enrolled in their Capstone Project course. Students conduct a systematic literature review including techniques for proper referencing of all sources. As they form their project report, students have opportunity for feedback on the logical flow and clarity of their written report, Topics include literature reviews, report organization, document design, editing techniques, and use of proper citation.






Course offerings

Fall 2023

Below is one offering of COMM 8590 for the Fall 2023 term.

CRN 46251


Wed Sep 06 - Wed Dec 13 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 46251
  • $355.29
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 06 - Dec 13 N/A N/A Online


Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. RESERVED: Course registration is restricted to students currently enrolled in the BTech Environmental Engineering program. BEFORE YOU REGISTER, please contact Program Head at for permission to take this course. COMM 8590 and EENG 8460 must be taken concurrently.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Analyse the audience and define the purpose for the Capstone Project report.
  • Systematically review literature to select relevant information for the project.
  • Critically evaluate information to determine if it is accurate, relevant, and complete and to use critical thinking to develop strong arguments.
  • Write and edit a Capstone Project report which focuses on the reader; presents the material logically; uses concise, clear wording; uses direct pattern to get to the point; provides accurate information; satisfies the document specifications; and explains technical concepts to a non-technical audience.
  • Use proper citation methods to reference sources and avoid plagiarism.

Effective as of Fall 2019

Related Programs

Capstone Project Writing (COMM 8590) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Environmental Engineering
    Bachelor of Technology Full-time/Part-time


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