Past project websites
- Instructor emails:
enicolas AT gwu.edu
- Writing-in-the-Disciplines (WID) TA: Sukshma Vedere
- Meeting time #1: Tuesdays 2.15-5.00, T-402
- Meeting time #2: Wednesdays 6.10-8.40, T-201 or COR-207
- NOTE: we might change the room for Wednesdays
- Office Hours:
- Prof. Frank-Bolton: TBA
- Prof. Simha: 5:00 - 6:00, Tuesdays, SEH 4560
- Elyse: send email to set up an appointment
- Prerequisites: See undergraduate curriculum.
- Official catalog description:
Planning, design, and construction of the senior design project .
Economic analysis of the project.
Application of software engineering principles, including
software requirements, specification, requirements engineering,
reuse, documentation, verification/validation, testing,
configuration management. Report writing and presentations.
- Informal description:
You will learn a great deal, pick up important job/interview
skills, and develop pride in
completing a challenging project.
- Specific learning outcomes:
- Learn key elements in the development of a significant
year-long computer science project: planning, specification,
design, economic analysis, and implementation.
- Understand and apply concepts from software engineering
to the project: requirements, specification, requirements
engineering, reuse, documentation, verification and
validation, testing, configuration management
- Learn to write about and make presentations about
important aspects of the project: the case for launching
the project, status reports, design, and implementation plan.
- Demonstrate a working project.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how knowledge and skill
in computer science courses played a role in the project.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how continuing education
can contribute to career development.
- Textbook: There is no official textbook. Readings
will be recommended where appropriate.
- Programming load:
The course will be fairly programming-intensive, and just
intensive in general. If you are taking TWO OTHER programming-intensive
courses, you could be in for a rough semester. Stop by and discuss
the issue with the instructor.
- Coursework and grading:
See the logistics page.
- Assignment submission and late work policy:
- All reports, presentations and such will be
submitted via your project website.
- Points will be taken off for late submission,
approximately one letter-grade for each 24-hour period after
the due-date. These points will not not be pro-rated
hourly. Thus, if something is due 5pm Oct 19th, a
submission at 5.05pm Oct 19th drops a letter grade.
- The submission time will be determined by the
upload time on the project website.
- If you're seeking an extension because you've been ill and have
a letter from a doctor, come by and see us about it.
- Academic Integrity policy:
- In this course, you will be expected to work on all assigned
coursework by yourself, unless otherwise specified by instructions on
this site. If you have any questions whatsoever regarding these
policies, see us during office hours.
- You may not, without permission from the instructor,
exchange course-related code with anyone (including
anyone not registered in the course), or download code for use
in your coursework, or use material from books other than the textbook.
Likewise, you may not look
at anyone else's code or show your code to anyone else. Protect
your work: for example, be careful not to leave your printouts around.
- If you use material in your assignments that are from
outside the course material, then you should be prepared
to explain that material. The instructors and TAs reserve
the right to question you on your use of extraneous material.
Failure to answer such questions might be viewed as
grounds for an integrity violation.
Academic Integrity Code will apply to this course. Please read
through the code carefully.
- Penalties for violating the code or the policies described here
include failing this course, and are elaborated in the Academic Integrity Code.
- Late policy: As such, the standard university
late policy will apply to most deliverables. That is, if you
have a valid reason, such as a medical issue, then a late
submission is acceptable if discussed with the instructor.
However, in this course, there are some deliverables that
occur at fixed dates, such as the presentations.
For the presentations, you absolutely need to be there
for the final presentation and the SD Final Day.
For presentations 1-4, we will take the best three scores
and count those towards the final grade.
- If you have a disability that may
effect your participation in this course and wish to discuss academic acommodations,
please contact us as soon as possible.