How To Sign Up

Senior Projects

The Senior Project is the capstone experience for all Computer Science and Information Technology students. Working closely with a faculty member, each student selects a problem, analyzes it and develops a solution. During the final week of the semester, they will give a formal presentation of this project. Each student will then answer questions regarding their work from the department faculty, students and guests.

To sign up for senior project, each student must:

Complete the prerequisites:

  • Be a “Senior”
    • CS majors – complete all required 3000 level courses
    • IT majors – complete both CS 3720 and CS 4230

Complete the Senior-Project-Process

  • Pick a project.  Ask your professors for ideas.  See details here: 2021 Senior Project Process Announcement.
  • Develop and submit one or more project abstracts to Dr. Drexel. (If you submit multiple abstracts, indicate your order of preference.)
  • On Monday, November 9th. one of your abstracts will be approved and you will be assigned a project advisor.
  • Develop and submit your full proposal –  after your abstract is approved.
    • For Spring 2021, submit before Monday, November 16th, 2020
    • A full proposal template will be emailed to you once your abstract is approved.
  • Once your proposal is accepted by your advisor, the course instructor will open the course for you and you may register.

Tips to help with the process:

  • Once your abstract has been approved speak to your advisor before you begin writing your full proposal, as they may expect variations on how to complete it.
  • Here is an example of a full proposal from Professor Burke: Sample Senior Project Proposal

Project Ideas: