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COMM 8590 - Capstone Project Writing

Communication Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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Course Details

​This course assists students enrolled in their Capstone Project course. Students conduct a systematic literature review including techniques for proper referencing of all sources. As they form their project report, students have opportunity for feedback on the logical flow and clarity of their written report, Topics include literature reviews, report organization, document design, editing techniques, and use of proper citation. Pre-Requisite(s): COMM 7500, AND COMM 8510 Co-Requisite (MUST be taken concurrently): EENG 8460


COMM 7500 and COMM 8510





Fall 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2020 term.

CRN 46251

Wed Sep 09 - Wed Dec 16 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 09 - Dec 16 Online Online Delivery



Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. The following courses must be taken concurrently: COMM 8590 - Capstone Project Writing, EENG 8460 - Capstone Project. Please contact Program Head for approval prior to registration.
  4. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Analyse the audience and define the purpose for the Capstone Project report.
  • Systematically review literature to select relevant information for the project.
  • Critically evaluate information to determine if it is accurate, relevant, and complete and to use critical thinking to develop strong arguments.
  • Write and edit a Capstone Project report which focuses on the reader; presents the material logically; uses concise, clear wording; uses direct pattern to get to the point; provides accurate information; satisfies the document specifications; and explains technical concepts to a non-technical audience.
  • Use proper citation methods to reference sources and avoid plagiarism.

Effective as of Fall 2019

Related Programs

COMM 8590 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Environmental Engineering
    Full-time/Part-time   Bachelor of Technology


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