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.)
- For Spring 2021, submit by Monday, November 6 , 2020.
- Sample abstracts here: 2021 Senior Project Sample Abstracts
- 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