IAT 499 Graduation Project

'IAT 499 Graduation Project – Spring 2022’ is an opportunity for you to complete one large detailed project over an entire term.

What kind of project can you do?

There is a lot of freedom in project choice as long as it relates to what we do at SIAT, is of significant scope, depth and contribution, and can clearly showcase your learning. This might include:

  • a novel immersive (VR/AR/XR) experience or research/development project
  • a novel and well-developed/researched game
  • a documentary or creative film
  • a novel user experience design project
  • a web site or service with front and backend infrastructure that goes beyond what’s typically done
  • the creation and study of a new user interaction technique
  • and more!

The point is, it’s a project representing a high degree of proficiency.

IAT 499 offered in Spring 2022

IAT 499 will be offered in Spring 2022, with a cap of 20 students. You must apply with a proposal that is due December 12th at midnight. The course is aimed at senior IAT students, and the prerequisite is 90 units complete, including 18 upper division IAT units, plus IAT 309W.

The course is worth 6 credits so more work is expected, but now is the time to dive deep into a project! You can work as an individual or in a small team.

IAT 499 is not a Directed Study; you’ll dig far deeper into your own project and bring together a variety of skills that you have already learned within your degree.

IAT 499 is led by Dr. Bernhard Riecke who will coordinate and guide students through their projects with their mentors over the course of the semester.

Interested? Talk with SIAT Advising to put it into your degree plan!

How do I apply for IAT 499?

The application deadline has been extended to December 9th at 11:59pm.

The application form can be found here and should be completed by both the student and a faculty mentor. Completed applications should be emailed to siat_advising@sfu.ca

You should find a faculty mentor (research or teaching faculty, or postDoc) by talking with various professors and teaching faculty at SIAT. Let them know what types of projects you are interested in doing and see if they would be willing to mentor you during the term.

If you are having troubles finding a faculty mentor, email advising and we can try to help.

Past Projects