The objectives of this course are to give students the opportunity to explore in-depth a selected area of computer technology and identify complex real-world problems. Students will select a problem to solve in their Major Project. They will critically analyze the problem, existing challenges and issues, and related literature. Students will prepare a project proposal that includes the project’s objectives, specifications, review of similar systems and related literature, feasibility analysis, and a design of a solution that should be innovative, experimental or exploratory in nature. Students will implement a proof-of-concept prototype to demonstrate the feasibility of their project.
This is a CST BTech course. CST BTech courses are also open to non-bachelor program students. CST Bachelor program students have up to seven (7) years to complete the Bachelor program starting from the date of their first Technical degree-level course or the date of acceptance to the Bachelor program, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST. This course will run with 12 hours in class and 33 online.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Identify and evaluate opportunities, needs for real world problems, and/or empirical research in an applied computing environment.
Identify a real world complex problem that needs to be solved with a computing solution.
Propose solutions to pitfalls inherent in research methodologies, and specifically address issues related to reliability and validity.
Identify the project objectives, their importance, and how they relate to current practice and advances in technology and research in the computing environment.
Access and interpret current primary source research material using the Internet, professional journals, and other sources of research.
Critically analyze and evaluate published literature with respect to the project’s objectives.
Identify the project requirements.
Present possible solutions of the problem with a unique view via synthesis and further exploration.
Analyse the project’s feasibility and create a proposal (including a draft design, relevant diagrams, a review of existing literature, and test plan) using principles of software engineering.
Implement a proof-of-concept prototype that demonstrates the feasibility of the project.
Effective as of Fall 2019
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