CS4366: Senior Capstone Project

Fall 2017


Catalogue Listing: Project-oriented overview of software engineering concepts emphasizing teamwork and communication skills. Projects are formulated, formally proposed, designed, implemented, tested, documented, and demonstrated. (Writing Intensive)


Required Text: None


Course description: The objective of this course is to develop a project for a semester long using software engineering theories, methods, methodologies, and tools. Students will develop a team-based project through software development lifecycle.

Key Topics:


Proposing a project, specifying Requirements for a project, designing a project, implementing a project, and testing code for a project


Course Prerequisites: CS3365, CS3364, and COMS 3358 or ENGR 2331

Expected Prior Knowledge and Skills In: The successful student will be well-versed in software engineering and programming skills.  


Learning Outcomes & Assessment Methods: Students who have completed this course should have the ability to:




ABET Outcomes

Assessment Methods

1. To communicate effectively with project stakeholders (BS7)

d, f

Report, Presentation

2. To write effectively and clearly through project documentation (BS7)


Report, Presentation

3. To develop project management leadership skills (BS6)


Report, Presentation

4. To practice professional software development competencies (BS2, 4)

e, k, h

Report, Presentation

Course Schedule: Topics and/or dates may be changed during the semester at the instructor’s discretion because of scheduling issues, developments in the discipline, or other contingencies.

Grading Policy:

Ethical Conduct:

Student with Disabilities: Any student who, because of a disability, may require special arrangements in order to meet the course requirements should contact the instructor as soon as possible to make any necessary arrangements. Students should present appropriate verification from Student Disability Services during the instructor’s office hours. Please note instructors are not allowed to provide classroom accommodations to a student until appropriate verification from Student Disability Services has been provided. For additional information, you may contact the Student Disability Services office in 335 West Hall or 806-742-2405