Choosing a Project
Projects start appearing on this website in September. The page is updated as projects are added so please check back frequently. The project descriptions are posted here.
Note that your will do your 499 as group projects, however some components of the course are evaluated as a group while others are evaluated individually. We expect that each group delivers one product or software, one poster and one report but portions of the report are to be individually and independently written. There will be one proposal per group but each student has to sign an individual contract. See the Marking Scheme page for details of how marks are assigned and what portions of the projects are group-deliverable versus individual.
Signing a Contract
When you have found a project and the project’s supervisor agrees to supervise you, you need to sign a contract. The contract has to be signed electronically in OnQ. The OnQ page for the course will be available to registered students in September. Your supervisor has to also electronically sign the contract. Make sure that your supervisor has agreed with the project and supervising you before you submit your contract.
After you have a signed contract, your first job is to create a project proposal. This is an expanded definition of the project, describing what you are planning/expected/required to do. Your proposal must include a schedule for completion of the work, with bench-mark dates (for example “February 1: coding of the XYZ module will be complete”). Your proposal must be approved by your supervisor and submitted through OnQ by November 11th, 5:45 pm EST, 2021. Your proposal is worth 5% of your final grade – your supervisor cannot write it for you.
Your proposal should be no more than 2 pages in length. Here is a sample proposal written by a past student.
See the Marking Scheme page for details of how marks are assigned and what portions of the projects are group-deliverable versus individual.
Poster presentations will be made on the Creative Computing Day organized by the School of Computing. The format and date for Creative Computing will be announced in late Fall. Each group will deliver only one poster. See the Marking Scheme page for details of how marks are assigned and what portions of the projects are group-deliverable versus individual.
Contact: Supervisor and Student(s)
Most supervisors expect to meet students at least once a week. It is the student’s responsibility to make contact. Supervisors will not go looking for students who do not visit them.
Course Meeting Schedule
There will be one meeting in the first week of the Winter term. The class for Winter 2022 will be announced later in the Fall.
A written report on the work you carry out is due to your supervisor on the last day of classes for the Winter term. Each group writes one report, 4000 to 5000 words in length, and contains a background section for the problem you were to solve, a description of the approach used, the results obtained, any open problems left for future work, a list of references, and any other material deemed necessary by the project supervisor. Your supervisor will give you more details of their expectations for the report. Every member of a group should also write an independent and individual 1-2 page document for evaluating group members on their participation. Details of your report and peer evaluation are available on the Marking Scheme page.