Introductory Project Work

Fabian Fischer
Arts and Society, Cross-Disciplinary Strategies
2024S, Projektarbeit (PA), 5.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S04478

Description

Project in Information Technology

This course is all about doing a programming/IT project. Students have the full semester to work on their project, either alone or, the preferred way, in groups. The course is built around five principles:

1. Do It Yourself (DIY): This course is about practising and requires you to self-study to realise your project. This means studying tutorials, documentations, looking for answers online, etc. This is a huge part of any IT career: Tinkering, debugging, internet searching, watching online videos, looking at stack overflow, consulting docs, . . . 

2. Do It Together (DIT): But this course is also about doing things together. During classes, there is time to discuss issues/blocking obstacles, etc. It is also about asking your peers – and helping out if asked. It is also about skill sharing. Ideally in your group you can help each other out to a certain extent. 

3. Follow your interest: Think about what you want to do with programming/IT stuff. How can a project during this term help you get there? 

4. Challenge yourself: Choose a project where you don’t know yet how to solve it, where there are still unchartered territories. 

5. It’s about the process: Following from (4), it’s about learning new things and to grow. Consequently, it’s less about reaching a well-defined goal, but the process towards it. This is also reflected in the grading. 


The goal of this course is three-fold: First, some very basics of project planning and management. Second, students should build on their previous term's programming skills and develop a more or less practical, hands-on project. In subsequent years, students will conduct similar projects in the context of the CDC Lab, but in this course, students do not have to work cross-disciplinary - it's all about diving deeper into IT first.

Examination Modalities

The grade consists of the following:

30 % Project proposal and project plan
30 % Mid-term milestone and presentation
30 % Final implementation and presentation
10 % Project journal

Comments

Students from other study programs or other universities are welcome, provided the room capacity permits.

Key Words

Programming, Information Technology, Project Management, Computer Science

Dates

05 March 2024, 13:00–17:00 CDS Studio , "cancelled due to sickness"
13 March 2024, 09:00–13:00 CDS Studio , "Introduction: Planning a project"
10 April 2024, 09:00–12:15 CDS Studio , "p5js Workshop"
17 April 2024, 10:45–12:00 CDS Studio , "Consultation and feedback session"
24 April 2024, 10:45–12:00 CDS Studio , "Consultation and feedback session"
15 May 2024, 09:15–12:00 CDS Studio , "Mid-term check (mandatory)" (examination)
29 May 2024, 10:45–12:00 CDS Studio , "Consultation and feedback session"
05 June 2024, 10:45–12:00 CDS Studio , "Consultation and feedback session"
12 June 2024, 09:00–13:00 CDS Lecture Room , "Final presentations (mandatory)" (examination)

Course Enrolment

From 05 February 2024, 00:00 to 24 March 2024, 23:55
Via online registration

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Bachelor): Science and Technology: Foundation 700/002.10

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Bachelor): Science and Technology: Deepening / Application 700/002.20

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Master): Study Areas 1-3: Study Area 2: Science and Technology 569/020.02

Co-registration: not possible

Attending individual courses: not possible