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**The first and only class for CISC/COGS 499 for Winter 21 will be virtual and asynchronous. If you have conflicts with the scheduled class and other courses in your time table, you can still proceed and register and do not need my permission. The undergraduate program assistant is aware of this permission and will allow registration. More information will be available on this website and on the OnQ page in late Fall.** 

**The format of final poster presentations and the Creative Computing Day will be announced later in the Fall. **

Welcome to CISC/COGS 499. These courses are 4th year projects for CISC/COGS plans and integrate material from earlier courses through a course-long project. The Calendar description for this course reads: ” Topic selected under the supervision of a faculty member. Emphasis may be on the development of a large program, or on more theoretical issues. Independent research, an oral/poster presentation, and a written report are required.”

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course the successful student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the potential for independent research and/or development via a term-long project under the supervision of a faculty member.
  2. Describe the process and results of their independent project via a written report.
  3. Summarize the key ideas of their independent project via an oral or poster presentation.

Course co-coordinator:

  • Prof. Parvin  Mousavi, pmousavi “replace = at” cs dot queensu dot ca

Fall term:

  • Faculty members send me project descriptions and they are posted on this website.
  • Students read the projects, decide which ones interest them, then students contact the persons who have offered the projects.
  • Students sign a contract with ONE supervisor only. Contracts will be finalized on OnQ. Please check the course in OnQ once it becomes available.
  • You write a project proposal and upload on OnQ.

Winter term:

  • You attend one CISC-499* class in the first week of January.
  • You complete the project.
  • You prepare a poster presentation for Creative Computing (format and date TBA).
  • You submit a written report.

Important Notes:

  • Starting in Winter 2021, CISC/COGS-499 will be in form of group projects. Every group will deliver one shared software (or product), one shared poster presentation but individual, independently written reports.
  • All announcements, correspondence and upload of deliverables will be via OnQ once it has been setup. Meanwhile this space will be updated with news. You need to ensure that you are registered in the course in order to complete your proposal and contract in the Fall term. If you have not officially registered in the course, you will not be able to access OnQ.
  • All proposals have to be completed in the Fall term. If you do not meet all the requirements to be admitted to the course as of Summer 2020 but would still like to take the course if you can fulfill the requirements by December 2020, you need to contact the course coordinator as well as the Undergraduate Advisor as soon as possible for guidance. You will still have to complete a proposal in the Fall term.
  • Additional information about  course syllabus including information on accommodations can be found from: https://www.cs.queensu.ca/students/undergraduate/syllabus/