ACOE489: Senior Project Planning (Fall2014)

 
Instructor Course Description Textbooks Assessment Schedule and Notes   Labs
     
Course Coordinator:
  Dr. Costas Kyriacou
  Office: Research Center - Room 111
  Phone: +35722345159 - ext 111
  e-mail: eng.kc@fit.ac.cy
  Home Page: http://staff.fit.ac.cy/eng.kc/

Course Description:

To satisfy the requirements of the program, students must successfully complete a Senior Project. This is achieved through a two-semester course sequence (ACOE489 and ACOE490), that students must complete during their senior year (last two semesters of their studies). This is a design project, where students are expected to design hardware units, interface them with existing hardware units and develop software to solve problems. It is also possible for a student to only develop software or use existing software tools to analyse and evaluate a proposed scheme within the context of Computer Engineering.

With the Senior Project Planning (ACOE489) course, students must consult with the faculty of the Department in order to select the topic of their project and specify its objectives. After choosing the senior project topic each student is assigned a project Advisor and a "Second Reader". The Second Reader participates in the assessment of the project.

The student, in consultation with his advisor, should conduct the necessary background readings so as to obtain a deep understanding of the problem area and better appreciate the problems faced and goals set. Students should also investigate appropriate research methods where applicable. Finally students are expected to develop a project plan outlining the activities that are to be undertaken within the timeframe provided.

By the end of the course, the student must submit to the Department a project planning report that includes the project proposal with the detailed objectives and contributions of the project, a literature review on the topic of their project, the methodology to be used, the expected results, and the planning for the implementation of the project. Finally, the students must present their project proposal and planning to their advisor, the second reader, other faculty members and their classmates.

 

TextBooks:

Students are expected to consult and reference a number of books, journals, periodicals and other referenced material relevant to their work

Assessment:
  The course is assessed and graded by the project Advisor and the Second Reader:
 
Assessment Point
Advisor's Points
2nd Reader Points
1.

Preliminary Project Proposal Application:

   
 
  • Suitability and completeness of set objectives and competences
10
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2.

Progress Report:

   
 
  • Analysis of project objectives and preliminary review of existing knowledge
10
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3. Project Proposal Report:    
 
  • Literature Review - Existing Knowledge
10
10
 
  • Proposed methodology and planning
10
10
 
  • Overall Structure and Quality of Report
10
10
4. Oral presentation:
10
10

 

Schedule:
   
 
  1. No Class assigned

 

Week Date Topic Templates Samples
1-4
29/09 - 25/10/2014
Discussions with faculty members    
5
31/10/2014

Submission of Preliminary Project Proposal (to Course Coordinator)

Preliminary Project Proposal Template Sample 1
11
12/12/2014
Submission of Progress Report (to Project Advisor) Progress Report Template  
15
23/012015
Submission of Project Proposal Report (3 Copies to Project Advisor) Project Proposal Report Template  
16
27/01 - 29/01/2015
Project Proposal Oral Presentation Grading Form
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