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International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

The objectives of this course are to give students the opportunity to explore in-depth a selected area of computer technology and identify complex real-world problems. Students will select a problem to solve in their Major Project. They will critically analyze the problem, existing challenges and issues, and related products and literature. Students will prepare a project proposal that includes the project’s objectives, specifications, review of similar systems and related products and literature, feasibility analysis, and a design of a solution that should be inventive, experimental or exploratory in nature. Students will also complete the first 2 of 5 milestones of the project during the course. This course is directed study under the guidance of a supervisor. Students will follow a software engineering methodology. Please refer to the Major Projects Guidelines as described on the BScACS Commons webpage.​




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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify and evaluate opportunities, needs for real world problems, and/or empirical research in an applied computing environment.
  • Identify a real world complex problem that needs to be solved with a computing solution.
  • Identify the project objectives, their importance, and how they relate to current practice and advances in technology and research in the computing environment.
  • Access and interpret current primary source research material using the Internet, professional journals, and other sources of research.
  • Critically analyze and evaluate published literature with respect to the project’s objectives.
  • Identify the project requirements
  • Present possible solutions of the problem with a unique view via synthesis and further exploration.
  • Analyse the project’s feasibility and create a proposal (including a draft design, relevant diagrams, a review of existing literature, and test plan) using principles of software engineering.
  • Implement a proof-of-concept prototype that demonstrates the feasibility of the project.
  • Design a complex, ‘real-life’ major project.​

Effective as of Fall 2023

Related Programs

Major Project 1 (COMP 8800) is offered as a part of the following programs:

  • Indicates programs accepting international students.
  • Indicates programs with a co-op option.

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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  6. Applied Computer Science (Wireless and Mobile Applications Development Option)
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