CSC4081/2 Computer Applications Practicum

Course Description:

Part one of an independent software development project selected in conjunction with the instructor. Includes the project planning, requirements specification, and design phases of a significant software system. Prerequisite: CSC3004 (Software Development), and senior standing or instructors permission.

Method of evaluation:

  1. Deliverables: Each deliverable will be graded. Each deliverable may be turned in one week prior to the due date for a pre-evaluation. Deliverables for the first semester include the project proposal, system specification, software requirements specification, and a system design.
  2. Activity Log: Students will turn in a weekly log of all hours worked and description of project activity. The expectation is that the student will work 2-4 hours per week in the fall, and 5-7 hours per week in the spring. The log for each week should be entered as a Word document, using the format provided by the instructor. These will be submitted as Blackboard Assignments each Monday for the preceding week. The cumulative log will be included in your project workbook. You must work at least 2 hours each week on the project. Any week with less then 2 hours will not receive work credit for that week. The log for the preceding week must be posted to the course web site every Monday.
  3. Weekly Meetings: Students will meet individually with the instructor for 15-45 minutes each week, to review work in progress, discuss the deliverables, and any problems that need to be resolved.




Milestone Date
Project Proposal Sept 17
System Requirements Specification with prioritized requirements Oct 1
Research results on possible solutions (with requirements matching table) Oct 8
High level architectural design proposal Oct 22
Design proposal (with justification) Nov 5
Equipment and materials specification Nov 12
Complete design Nov 22
System documentation Mar 11
System test specification Mar 18
Systems test results Apr 15
System presentation and demonstration 3-5pm May 14
Final Deliverables May 14
Topic revision: r7 - 2015-04-07 - JimSkon
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