Fall 2021 - IAT 499 D100
Graduation Project (6)
Class Number: 7547
Delivery Method: Remote
Course Times + Location:
Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 2710, Surrey
Prerequisites:Completion of 90 units (ensuring a 4th year equivalent student), including 18 upper division IAT units plus IAT 309W with a minimum grade of C-. Enrollment is competitive - each term we will enroll a maximum of 20 students or team based on the strongest student project ideas and CGPA.
Students will complete a project of significant size and scope that allows them to bring together skills and knowledge learned across a variety of courses in SIAT. They will produce a design, media, or interactive system artifact that is of a high caliber ("portfolio' quality) along with a detailed report of the project activities completed throughout the term, the methods or processes used, the knowledge learned, and a description of the final outcomes. Projects will be presented publicly at an end-of-the-term graduation showcase.
The goal of the course is for students to complete a project of significant size and scope that allows them to bring together skills and knowledge learned across a variety of courses at SIAT. Individually or as a small team, students will produce an artifact that is of a high caliber (‘portfolio’ quality) along with a detailed report of the project activities completed throughout the term, the methods or processes used, the knowledge learned, and a description of the final outcomes. Projects will be presented publicly at an end-of-term graduation showcase. The course will be organized and overseen by a faculty lead who will provide breadth knowledge to the students on large-scale graduation projects (e.g., project planning, report writing, professional ethics, and effective communication to various audiences). Students will attend a weekly seminar and present their project progress to other students and receive feedback. The weekly seminar will be facilitated by the faculty lead. It is also recommended that students have a faculty mentor who will provide depth knowledge on their particular topic focus. Students may optionally have an industry mentor, in addition to the faculty mentor. Students are required to plan their participation in the course at the beginning of the term prior by finding a faculty mentor and producing a draft project proposal approved by the faculty mentor. Students will create a refined project proposal at the beginning of term that documents their project goals, processes, and final outcomes. Students will then work on their project independently throughout the term with weekly consultations with the faculty mentor and faculty lead. Grading will be performed on an individual basis by faculty mentors and overseen by the faculty lead.
The IAT499 project proposal application form can be found here:
For IAT 499 team projects, grading will be on the basis of the team's achievements, tempered by an evaluation of each team member's contributions from all members of the team.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
Students will be able to:
- plan and manage a large scale project that moves from an idea’s conception to completed artifact or research outcome
- apply and follow a detailed project plan iteratively to complete a large scale project
- create, analyze, and evaluate a large project iteratively throughout its undertaking
- apply a range of design, media, or interactive system project/research processes or methodologies in a real world project context
- document a large-scale project at all stages so it can be understood by collaborators, industry contacts, and the general public
- Project Proposal 10%
- Midterm Portfolio 40%
- Final Project 50%
Only one of IAT 490, 491, or 499 can be included to meet the 30 credit upper division requirement needed to be a SIAT major or minor. IAT 499 can be included to meet the 24 credit upper division requirement for BA or BSc with the approval of the faculty lead. IAT 499 can be included for the required SIAT upper division credits for a SIAT minor. IAT 499 can be included within the 21 SIAT upper division credits for joint majors with Communication and Business.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS
SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating. Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.
Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community. Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html
TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2021
Teaching at SFU in fall 2021 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with approximately 70 to 80 per cent of classes in person/on campus, with safety plans in place. Whether your course will be in-person or through remote methods will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes. You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).
Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required. You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.
Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (firstname.lastname@example.org or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the fall 2021 term.