Projects in Computer Science

Course number: 
CIS 4398
Fall 2015

C- or better in: CIS 3238 Software Design and Senior Standing

Topics covered: 
This is a pure “project-driven” course and you work on your assignment in a project in a team.  This means that you will spend a lot of lab time in lab and collaborate with other team members during the project development phases.  It seems as though learning takes place best within the context of problems to be solved and questions that are raised.  We expect you to provide the solutions to problems arising during the project development, both technically and managerially.

This course is identified as a Writing-Intensive Course in CIS. You are expected to learn about writing relevant software development documents along the course of your project development and generate all the documents and their revisions in the entire duration of the course.

Course goals: 
You will undergo all the project development phases and experience the project development practice in a typical industrial working environment. Project will be proposed, documented, developed and tested step by step. The final goals are to deliver deliverables in accordance with requirements on schedule within resource restriction. You are expected to improve your project management and team working skills in all the development phases.

By its very nature, the capstone course is a method of summative evaluation. It provides a forum that allows an instructor to assesses the student’s overall collegiate learning experience.  Team-oriented design and implementation of a large programming project. Students will propose topics for review and acceptance early in the semester. Students will provide written documentation of their completed projects and will demonstrate the operation of their completed projects in an oral presentation. General industrial-standard project management processes will be applied to project development in all phases.
Attendance policy: 
Attendance to all meetings of the class is mandatory
Accomodations for Students with Disabilities: 
Any student who has a need for accommodation based on the impact of a documented disability, including special accommodations for access to technology resources and electronic instructional materials required for the course, should contact me privately to discuss the specific situation by the end of the second week of classes or as soon as practical. If you have not done so already, please contact Disability Resources and Services (DRS) at 215-204-1280 in 100 Ritter Annex to learn more about the resources available to you. I will work with DRS to coordinate reasonable accommodations for all students with documented disabilities. (
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