IT 490

IT Capstone I  (3 credits)

Text: None required

Course Information: Capstone is a senior level course designed to allow a student to review, analyze, integrate, and apply technical knowledge in a meaningful and practical manner. The student will be expected to complete an approved academic project in IT that may be in collaboration with an industrial partner.

Prerequisite: IT 410

Required/Elective: Required

Course Outcomes:

Students should be capable of:

  1. Demonstrating mastery of technical and managerial IT skills in a practical setting
  2. Demonstrating skills in developing a project plan and following it for developing a product
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  4. Demonstrating team-work skills
  5. Demonstrating formal presentation skills

Student Outcomes: 

B. An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution

C. An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs

D. An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal

N. An ability to assist in the creation of an effective project plan

 

Course Topics:

A project description (most likely prepared in collaboration with an industrial partner) will be provided to the student. The student is expected to apply IT skills in providing a well-documented and meaningful solution. The student will make a formal presentation about the solution, the skills applied, and the experience and lessons learned.


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