Capstone Project


The industry-linked professional consulting capstone project provides internship opportunities to broaden students’ education through real-life working environment/industrial related projects. The main objective of this capstone project is for students to develop and enhance their problem solving and hands-on skills. Through exposure to meaningful and relevant workplace attachment, we hope that they are better prepared for their transition to the workplace after graduation.

Through internships, the students are expected to achieve the following:

  • Understand important FinTech problems in the current business environment.
  • Combine training from NUS and on-the-job learning to develop FinTech solutions with high business values.
  • Learn how to work in a team to solve real world FinTech problems.
  • Understand the knowledge and skills in demand and have a better idea about the electives to choose whilst in their MSc DFT programme.

The capstone internship provides organisations an opportunity to tap into the MSc DFinTech talents who are groomed through our rigorous programme.

For MSc DFinTech (DFT) students should complete 20 units of core courses, including IT5001 Software Development Fundamentals (Python Programming) and IT5003 Data Structures and Algorithms, before embarking on capstone project from May to October.

Information for Employers

Timeline for MSc DFinTech Capstone Project
Internship Period

Default duration is 4 to 6 months

May to Mid October

Expected Job ScopeRoles must be software development for FinTech, AI, data analytics applications in FinTech, Quantitative Finance applications related to technologies
Employer Internship Submission Period**

Mid-November to mid-March/April

Please note that employers need to make their offers before 15 April

Internship/project scope approval, status reportApproval of project scopes will be conducted at the end of each month
Student’s Application Period (Student to view and apply for internship positions/ projects (upload CVs, etc))Starts 1 December until 15 April
Deadline for Employers to Offer Internships***

15 April

Recruiting and interviews timeline are at the discretion of employers

Deadline for final reports

For Student:

Final Report (submit in TalentConnect system) – before 15 November

Presentation/Evaluation – before 15 November

For Concurrent Company Advisor:

Supervisors to submit Evaluation Reports – 22 November

Meeting to finalise capstone gradesMid to End November (for capstone coordinator and advisors)

*   All job scopes will be subject to approval from SoC.
** Students have up to 5 working days to accept an offer.

Students will be notified about the assigned academic advisors of their capstone projects by end of April.