Illinois Institute of Technology

Department of Computer Science
CS493/CS494 Senior Design Practicum

CS493/CS494 Senior Design Practicum Contents

Course Description


This course focuses on two elements: the communication of technical information using professional presentation tools/techniques, and the design/evaluation of technologically appropriate solutions to real world problems.


A critical element in the professional background of any graduating computer scientist or computer engineer is a demonstrated ability to work with peers to design a product that meets a customer's needs and expectations. Developing an excellent design requires a broad range of skills - including the ability to communicate effectively, to work in a team, and to exercise imagination and innovation at both technical and non-technical levels.

The CS 493/494 design practicum (CS 493/494) focuses upon the initial stages of the design process. Students in these courses form design teams that translate a loose set of constraints into a set of product objectives. They will then develop product designs that meet (or exceed) these objectives using contemporary software engineering techniques and tools.


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